Fished Tuesday-Thursday. Caught a lot of 9-12 inch walleyes. The only walleyes I caught over 12 inches were two 13 inchers and the pictured 22 inch. Don't know where the quality eaters went. Best action was 11am-4pm. The walleyes were stuck on the bottom so I set my bobber so the minnow could just reach the bottom. Then I would occasionally raise it up to entice them to bite. Got numerous bites as I was setting the depth. Neither the Y-store nor Vermilion Fuel & Food had rainbows so I settled on pike suckers and chubs. Didn't catch a walleye on pike suckers the first morning so I just stuck with the chubs the rest of the trip.
Good luck fishing and enjoy the lake.
Was up Tuesday-Thursday. Travel by snowmobile was much better than 2 weeks ago, but still fairly bumpy. Didn't hit any slush, but I didn't travel much off road.
There is only one road plowed out from McKinley Park now. It heads toward the first group of fish houses to the right then turns toward Birch Island by that village. This road was very wide and well cleared before last nights light snow. Don't know if the wind caused much drifting with this snow. The good road goes to just before the west end of Birch Island, then there is a small plowed road that goes behind the north side. The slush spot from 2 weeks ago has frozen and the road is now straightened out there. There are numerous small spur roads plowed off of the main road. A few spurs about half way out hit some heavy slush, so that is still a concern if going off-road.
Good luck if you venture out, and be careful and courteous. Enjoy the lake.