Lake Bemidji has only recently iced all the way over. I doubt it is very thick, though I haven’t gone onto the lake (and likely never will) to confirm.
There are ice houses and tire tracks already out there.
I get that you guys are eager to begin since the season has already started late, but seriously? Again, I doubt it’s very thick. We’ve only had a few days of below zero weather here.
Here’s hoping nothing bad happens to any of you out there…