Ice on Area Lakes Remains Unsafe Due to Warm Temperatures

Date posted - December 13, 2012

DNR logoClear Lake

Ice on Clear Lake is not safe at this time. With colder temperatures forecasted for next week, we should have fishable ice soon.

Blue Pit

Rainbow Trout – Fair: trout are still being caught using small jigs and spinners.

Big Spirit Lake

The lake is about 70 percent ice but the wind has opened a large hole in the middle as well as multiple smaller holes.  Ice travel is not advised due to the changing and unpredictable conditions.  The Marble Beach boat ramp is open and the open water extended 3/4 of the way across the lake.

Center Lake

Open holes remain in the center of the lake and ice conditions are too thin for foot travel.

East Okoboji Lake

East Okoboji has iced over in all but a few places but conditions are still too unstable for fishing.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

The lake is frozen but the above average temperature is making what little ice there is weak.

West Okoboji Lake

Ice has formed on some of the back bays but the majority of the lake is open.  With the warmer weather the Emerson Bay boat ramp may be usable but some ice may have to be broken to reach the open water.

Diamond Lake

Diamond Lake is fully iced over but the ice is not stable enough for fishing; walking on the ice is not advised.


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