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Environment Canada Ice forecast Ice Products located at:
Snow depth is still minimal with small increases in snow depth north and west of Nipigon. A little more to the southwest on Thunderbay and up the Armstrong highway. Non-snow cooled snowmachines are probably OK however there really isn’t a cushion of snow so could be bumpy.
Most trails and bush roads are ATV/4×4 passable with some isolated deeper snow.
There is very little snow on ice covered areas and windswept areas are near bare.
Minnows in stock
Nightcrawlers in stock
Ice thickness of small inland lakes are for the most part thick enough for ice fishing at 6″ to 8″ with some ice on small stocked lakes already hitting 10″ to 12″. Ice thickness is never uniform, especially at this time of year.
Black Bay from Hurkett has fast ice in the 6″ to 10″ range with some pressure ridging and separation taking place.
Mazukama Bay is ice covered with 4″ – 6″ nearer shore. It may be safe in some areas although still a risk at this time of year, and always stay near shore.
Whitefish and Lakes west of Thunderbay are being ice fished with 6″ to a foot of Ice on some lakes.