These reports are for your reference only. Warm ups lead to variable conditions. Check conditions yourself before venturing onto the lakes.Check out pictures from today on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/wellsborotackleshack
Hills Creek State Park faired the rains and warmup well, and the top layer of junk ice is gone, leaving about 4.5" to almost 5" of mostly clear ice in the holes we checked off both the Pines Launch and Beaver Huts launch. There is a little cracked ice at the boat launches, but we were able to get on and off with no issue and this should firm back up tonight too. A few groups were out fishing around the middle of the lake and there was a dusting of snow on the ice.
Beechwood- We expected to see better conditions here, but the water is up a little and there is open water in the cove near the launch, by the pipe coming under the road. The edge was soft, but frozen. We found about 3-3.5" of ice coming off the concrete wall, and did not venture further. This was clear ice and a nice baselayer for the next cold snap. Here too, there is a dusting of snow.
Hamilton- Hamilton is up again and the creek channel has opened up from the boat launch out a couple hundred yards or so. The dam end is frozen, but the edges are a mix of soft and new ice, making it inaccessible. An angler was fly fishing near the dock. This area typically holds trout all year long.
Nessmuk- The lake is frozen completely, except for a tiny spot around the spillway area. The edges were thin, new ice, and we were unable to access the lake.
Good luck and be safe out there. We will update again next week! Open 6am-6pm all weekend. Stop in and see us, before heading out fishing