I hate how it's a secret when they open it. I usually buy a pass there because I live 20 minutes from the boat ramp. I don't think I ever get my money's worth from said pass but I like smashing past everyone at the pay booth even though it drives them nuts. Some folks have been getting skinny long Lakers from shore. Also seent a nice 24in laker that was fat and dead in someone pickup truck no ice on opening day... I saw two dink trout cruising shallows there hiking the dogs looking for mushrooms yesterday.