It is snowing heavily as I write this. Our water taxi drivers at the Opeongo Store report that the South Arm of Opeongo is half open. This morning, a boat got as far as the East Arm narrows but encountered solid ice beyond that point.
Conditions change rapidly, so stay tuned or call the Opeongo Store at 1-888-280-8886 for an up-to-the-minute report.
The good news is that all lakes south of Hwy 60 are open. This weekend, several hardy parties braved wind, hail, rain and snow and reported good fishing results from lakes accessible via the Rock Lake, Cache Lake and Smoke Lake access points.
Most lakes accessible from access points on the west side of Algonquin Park, like Tim River and Magnetewan Lake, are open.