Drove around the lake this morning. The lake is almost completely iced over. The area between a little west of Caughren Point(roughly by the creek inlet) to Lindberg Point to Coon Point was still pretty much open in the middle. If the wind stays down I think it may finish icing over by tomorrow. Didn't see any one venturing out yet.
The ice doesn't seem to be forming as fast as I expected. The area in front of me from shore out about 200 feet to the outside of the bulrushes froze over Tuesday night and then the rest of the lake capped over Thursday night except for the area in front of Holiday Resort was still open. I thought maybe I could at least get to the end of the rushes since that has been frozen since Tuesday night. Got about 40 feet out and the ice started to crack under my weight. Knocked a hole with the spud par and only measured two and a half inches of ice. Guess I'll wait.
Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~ Chuck Clark