I fished it today northeast of deer island for kokes (did OK). The ice out in the middle was maybe 12" thick and very soft on top. It was wet and slushy after it warmed up. There was lots of pockets of open water near the shoreline and rocks. Looked pretty scary to me. I made sure to walk behind my less skeptical buddies. If you go be carefull!
Unless it cools off big time, I would say the end of the season is near.
I wonder what Larry is going to do about the March madness tournament.
Fished today, March 5th about 150-200 yards in front of the 11 Mile Marina in the channel, ice was 14" . It was a little hairy getting in/off the ice. lost a koke at the hole, marked a lot of fish but no love. Tried different jigs...I'm still trying to get dialed in on ice fish'n, maybe next season?
I fished witchers cove on Sat. about 100 yards out. The ice was 13" and a little chunky at the auger. marked 4 fish with one bite. I left at 10:00 to cut losses, but as always --still had a good time. saw some guys bank fishing..........