A crack of dawn wake-up reward…this photo was taken from the Bridge Falls path where the tracks split Fernald Basin from Wentworth. Wentworth freezes several weeks before Winnipesaukee and usually a week or so before Crescent Lake due to currents from the Smith river canal and the the Smith river dam that drain into Back Bay,Winnipesaukee. Wentworth is also relatively shallow with the deepest point at around 60ft out at Fuller's Deep.
The ice must be at least 8 inches thick now because i saw Stu pulling his winnebago "ice Palace" fish house out on the ice this afternoon. I'll get a shot sometime this week.