We set up two 8 x 16 ice house rentals on shore. I am planning on putting them on the ice Friday Ice conditions permitting. Currently we had 5-8.5 inches of ice out about 1/2 mile. I was told my Hillmans access there is a crack about a mile out that was a few feet wide and has a 1/2 inch of ice on it. This should freeze heal up fast with the cold temps. The water is still dirty from when the lake locked up. This is slowing down the bite. I talked to a few guys buying bait and they caught there limits. Other guys not having as much luck. I expect the fishing to pick up as the water clears up. We have openings this weekend for Upper Red Lake. Call today and make your reservation.