: Clear Lake: Ice is unsafe on the main lake with open water. The little lake is around four inches. Use caution as the weather has reduced the ice quality from what it was a week ago. The DNR recommends a minimum of four inches of ice for fishing and a minimum of five inches of ice for ATVs or snowmobiles. Aerators are in use on Clear Lake. Crappie - Good: Anglers are reporting 10-15 crappies in 15-22 feet of water of the little lake. Some of the crappies are 10-12 inches. Anglers should target that last hour of light for the best bite. Yellow Bass - Good: Yellows have been caught in 8-10 feet of water on the little lake. Size of the catch is split between 5 inches and 8 inches.