Upper Red Lake has capped over 4 inches seems to be the average ice thickness. Some resorts are allowing foot traffic starting this weekend. We are waiting until after Thanksgiving to start guiding and doing rentals. The reports are the water is clearer this year so this is a good thing for fishing early ice on Upper Red. We are still offering 50% off on all rental dates prior December 22nd, 2017 our early ice special. Over the weekend  and into next week we should see a few pressure ridges pop up. This year is on track as a repeat of 2014 started on the ice with sleepers the first week in December. As long as we do not get dumped on with snow over the next two weeks we will have some good ice making weather. Below is  picture from 2014 on Upper Red! Picture Below is my buddy Zach with a 4 fish limit!