The tea leaves were well focussed. There is no snow left on the lake and little around the edges. The foundation in a recent fish hole is 8 inche. Most all of the surface is finely granular, about grade 9, ice 1/4 inch thick over 1/2 to 3 inches of water in some places. There is no sign of shell ice with air under it. This might be great tomorrow, Thursday, except for deeper water areas that may need two nights to freeze solid. An inch of ice with 2 inches of water under it and good air and fast ice is a recipe for runner break through and serious trouble. Friday looks better to me, Saturday spring conditions in 40’s and rain on Sunday to start the cycle again with a fresh cup of tea.
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