Went to Beach Lake by Eagle River today. Fished for 2 hours with 4 lines in the water. Wife caught a nice 4 lb rainbow, but other than that not a bite. Ice was about 12" thick. Fun to cut the four holes with the hand auger. Doesn't look like many people have been fishing there. Might try the valley lakes in a few days.
After talking with a few people sounds like the big rainbow was a fluke. A guy I spoke with tonight said he has done a lot of fishing there in a float tube and never caught anything of that size. Want to make sure folks don't think this is a the place for big fish from my post.