Ice is never considered safe so know you are going out at your own risk.
We are getting reports of 6-8 inches of ice from the ice fishermen our Ranger spoke to on (12/12/18) at Witcher's Cove, Howbert Point and Roger's Mountain. All fisherman were from 30'-50' off shore. On the north side, in the small boat cove (12/11/18) they were reporting 8-10 inches of ice, but less as you past the points towards open water.
Pressure ridges are forming all over the reservoir and on (12/11/18) there was water on top of the ice around the pressure ridges.
The reservoir fully capped with ice on December 4th.
If you decide to go out on the ice please use caution. Ensure that you have a buddy with you, 50 foot of rope, wear a life jacket and drill test holes as you are going out. Always avoid Pressure Ridges.
Be safe and have a great winter!