The major snow stayed away! I’ll get to the ice report in a second, but because we lucked out and had less snow than predicted, we will be resuming store hours! During this early ice period, our hours are 9:30am to 5:30pm from Monday thru Friday. On Saturday and Sunday we will be here from 8am to 5:30pm.
Now to the ice report…We were on the ice earlier today, and while it’s not ideal with the new snow, we are very happy it was a minimal storm. We continue to see ice ranging between 3.5 to 4 inches in thickness, with a lot of it right around 4 in Waconia Bay and out front toward the “walleye hole”. There are scattered areas of slush throughout, with snow depths of 3 to 6 inches in some cases. As we’ve mentioned in other reports, we expect the snowfall to greatly slow down the ice making process, so we have to be patient. Thankfully the forecast looks like the cold weather is here to stay for a while, so that will help freeze up the slush and penetrate the snow over time. We’ll post another ice update later in the week. We hope to see you soon!