Dec. 23

We still have open water from diving rock to Memorial and towards the big island, although the strip towards big island looks to be filling in. Top of Copelands bay is still open, Bradleys still open front of Hornsbys. Same front of Huismans. North lake still has that wet spot. The boys at the south lake have been doing some checking, not to the landing as of yet on the ice. Extreme caution this year with the slow freeze. North Lake, checking along the shore has been resulting in thinner ice close to shore in some places, as little as 3 inches, with thickness of 4-6 inches about 150 feet out. Haven’t ventured out any farther. As of this morning we have about 8 inches of heavy wet snow on the ice, we certainly don’t want the ice getting too cold do we.