I drove by there on Saturday and conditions looked perfect some spots was 30-40 yards of open water yes ice off is happening right nowI also decided to contact Strawberry Bay Marina. They said there is definitely water to be fished and have had reports of "good" fishing. Ice off has begun!
Black maribou jigs and wooly buggers would be my first choice. Lucky Craft pointers work well too, but will make you sick to your stomach if you break one off.
I would say a good 60+ feet around Ladders, dropping down to about 20 as you move laterally along the shoreline. Probably too far to cast from shore across to the ice at the wide spots (in order to pull a lure back and drop it off the ice), but doable at the more narrow areas.Ryno, How far out from the shore was the ice?
for me, i've usually had good results with either a fly rod and wooly buggers and dark leech patterns, or a maribou jig with a little sucker meat on it. but lighter weight and slower sinking seem to work best for me.