Here are the conditions as of this afternoon. Draw a line from roughly Yates Point north east to Sunfish Resort, north of the outlet area. The area of the lake south of that line is still mainly ice. Not totally, there are some open areas, but I would say it is still about 75% ice covered. North of that line up to Buck Point and then east to Manthey's Bay is open. Manthey's Bay is still about 40% ice covered but all of that is on the south side of the bay. Little Osakis appeared to be totally open.
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