Hawley lake can easily have 18 to 24 inches of ice if not more at its best in winter. The problem is that they close the roads to the lake. It has already been closed for the winter even though we haven't had snow. There is a back road but I don't know if they close that off too. It would probably too bad to drive anyway if there was any snow on the ground. Your best bet for ice fishing is sunrise lake. It's not hard to catch large fish through the ice there. There is a secret to ice fishing that lake though. The lake has oxygen depletion issues. Early in the winter you can fish off of the bottom and do well but as time goes on the oxygen starts to deplete starting in deep water so the fish will move higher toward the surface. You can also fish A1 on the ice. The fish aren't nearly as big but on one trip last year I caught 55 before noon. I hope this helps and I hope to see you on the ice if we ever get any this year.