My Lab had ACL surgery about 4 years ago on one back leg. 6 months later had to do the other leg!
She has not been the same since! Very stiff in both back legs and basically unable to hunt since the surgery.
I would ask your vet about the chances of your dog having the same results and also about the chance of it needing an operation on the other leg soon after! My vet told me that the chances of the other legs ACL tearing would be very high after doing one leg.
I have not fished there, but I drive by it everyday and they have been pulling fish-houses with pickups for at least a couple week now off the East end anyways. Like I said I haven't been out there personally, so I don't know how much ice there is, but on 2 other area lakes I had 16-17" last weekend.
Well, I went out Friday afternoon/evening from the beach access in Glenwood. I measured 17" of ice. Fishing was not good. Never even marked a fish. Hope others had good luck, there is a ton of houses out again this year. Someone ought to be catching them!