There is Safe Ice on both the south and far north end.
there was a group of fisherman catching plenty of perch straight out from the joe bush parking area, ice looked to be only 4 inches or so. there are still a couple open water sections, one just north of joe bush, and one straight out from the mackinaw campground. use caution. every one I saw and talked to where catching plenty of perch and a few trout. I managed to drive from fishlake to Johnson valley res, although I would not recommend it there was one drift that was pretty bad. from Johnson valley to mill meadow the road was still clear, they appear to be done working for the season on the seven mile gooseberry road, so any storms will make the road impassable.
the reservoir has safe ice there have been a few anglers out on the ice, fishing still has been best in the morning hours, there is a little open water at the UM inlet making nymphing possible, we also swing soft hackles this time of year for good results.
the fishing has been good. we have been suspending hares ears and prince nymphs about 18 inches behind a indicator for best results.