We are getting reports of ice thickness ranging from 20" to 24", however we are also starting to get reports of soft shorelines in the heat of the day and candling of the ice in some areas. The Inlet starting to open up some more. Please avoid rocks in the heat of the day and it will start getting difficult getting on and off the ice due to soft shorelines as we heat up more during the day. At this time of year, we go from warm to cold and ice conditions change drastically in very short time frames.
Avoid going by the rocks in the warmer parts of the day, the rocks heat up and make the ice around them soft and stay away from pressure ridges..
Ice is never considered safe. Remember Ice conditions can vary drastically in short distances.
If you decide to go out on the ice it is always at your own risk. Use EXTREME caution.
Ensure that you have the following:
- 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.
Thank you and have a great day!!!