After checking ice farther out I found from 8-9 inches to as little as 4 inches. Stakes are up to the Graveyard Reef, Ray’s Reef (what I’ve always called it), Gull Reef, East Spider Reef where eventually our roads will be. Popes Reef I’m still undecided on how to get to it because of alot of it is in the area of rougher ice. We went SW of Spider island towards North Twin Island also.
Out as far as the Banana reef and to the west there was areas of only four inches of ice so we have not staked that direction and will show what we found on maps that fishermen will get when they stop at the office.
Tomorrow is our first day open for the season, and for this weekend it will be ATV/Snowmobile portable fishing only. We have plenty of parking for fishermen with portables, wheelhouses. etc. Some are already camping out there tonite.
Our office hours will be 7:00 am to 7:00 pm this weekend. After we get going, getting houses out and letting fishermen drive they will go to 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday thru Thursday, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm Friday and Saturdays and 7:00 to 5:00 pm Sundays. Keep that in your memory… 🙂
Keep a Tight Line! Eddy