Well, the season is over. But ice-out can be a slow process and an adventurous person can stretch the season a few day. Ice melts first close to shore. If you can get across the open water near shore, the ice out on the lake can be safe. It’ll be soft and you’ll need to watch for bad spots, so check often and don’t venture too far.
Safety comes first, and that’s no joke in this sport. If you are not careful, serious discomfort and, yes, even death can result. Take precautions and check, check, check! So how much ice does there need to be before you will venture out?