The cold January weather has certainly helped grow the ice! We did an extensive ice check on Lake Waconia today, 1/5. Here are the areas checked and the thicknesses found...
-Cemetery Reef - 9.5 to 11.5 inches
-East Side of Island - 9.5 to 11.5 inches
-South Side of Island - 9.5 to 12 inches
-Waconia Bay - 10 to 14.5 inches
-"Under the Wires" - 8.5 to 11.5 inches
-Kegs Reef - 8 to 11.5 inches
-Pillsbury Reef - 11 to 15 inches
-Center Reef - 11 to 15 inches
We have a plowed road to Center Reef which was originally plowed by 4-wheeler days ago, and that has grown to 14 to 15 inches of ice on the road, and 11 to 13" on the sides of the road.
To summarize, we are feeling really good about the ice we found today. We have opened up our access for vehicle traffic. If you'd prefer not to drive yet, we have a large plowed parking area on the ice near shore. Keep in mind, access fees for vehicles are $2 per day, or $25 for a season pass. As always, drive at your own risk.
We will be putting out more rental houses later this week! Get your reservation on the books by calling (952) 442-2096. We'll have the heat on and the holes drilled for you! Don't forget we have all your bait and tackle needs, licenses as well as snacks! Get in on the bite!