I went out Thursday and I stayed in front of Sulferidge. The ice was 12 to 24 inches thick. I didn't see any open water. I don't think you need to go out to fair to catch fish so if your worried stay close to shore. If you want to be real cautious make your daughter wear a life jacket and bring a rope. People were still taking their trucks on the ice and I saw snowmobilers riding up and down between Sulferidge and cotton road.