With the snow that fell last night, that literally is glued to the ice from the warm temps and light rain; and now seeing more in the forecast, it's sure setting up to be a very dangerous early ice season out there. Even Mud didn't freeze well. Only about an 1.5" a hundred yds from the road on Saturday. YIKES!
I heard that it was still open 10-14 days ago but with this cold it should be making ice quickly. I was on a bigger lake Saturday and we had 7-8" on a lake that reopened last week when it warmed up. I'd be very nervous about going across the lake especially crossing any deep water holes. The next 7 days should be making very good ice though if weather holds true.
Went out this morning to check the ice on both sides of my peninsula. Found ice anywhere from 1-4". The area found 1" i did not expect it. There are also small ice heave air pockets with only 1 or 2" of ice on them and open water underneath. Now with the fresh snow is is very hard to distinguish these little heaves or thin ice. I am going to wait a few more days here yet and I know the ice here well. I heard a report of a 4 wheeler on shoe, this is more than stupid.
No fish is worth your life. Be safe