What are the conditions like our there in the valley lakes? I stopped by Matanuska lake on Friday and there was very thin ice by the shore. I heard a truck went in in one of the meadow lakes. I didn't get out over the weekend.
I fished one of the valley Lakes yesterday and there was at least a foot of open water around the edges. The auger cut through 15 to 16 inches of ice. I drove to the boat ramp at Finger Lake and there must have been two or two and a half feet of Open Water, I don't think anyone will be driving on it anymore this year.
Lake near me in meadow lakes has a few feet of open water around the edges too, and the warmer lake is completely ice free.... The lake that still had ice had 18 inches where we were at. The beaver pond I fish for pike in the spring is completely open, here in meadow lakes area, usually its got some ice till late april ish.