From Lee Spiller an hour ago:
I skated 5 hours today from Leavitts Beach and from Melvin Village on Winni today. No snow today to speak of as of dark. Extensive pebbly 4″+ ice from Leavitts Beach. A few pressure ridges, a few holes out out past 3 Mile, but miles of similar ice observed past that..didn’t go beyond 3 Mile.
Melvin Bay has many miles in every direction of good ice…varies from ice strong enough for trucks to the newer 4″ stuff. Cold enough; its booming at sunset. Ice enthusiasts would not be disappointed.
Remember, there is always thin ice somewhere.