Creel Bay is officially ice free and the loading dock is in! Other parts of the lake that are ice free include Six Mile Bay, the majority of the Minnewaukan Flats, and Pelican Lake. There is still a couple ice sheets in the Main Bay and East Bay blowing around, but with the nice weather it should deteriorate quickly. There has been a few people shore fishing with decent luck around bridges, but overall only a couple reports have came in. With little precipitation this winter the lake is a couple feet lower than last year, with little water flowing into Devils Lake. Good luck and be careful to anyone venturing our in the near future.