We stopped to check on our summer trailer at Catawba Island today at 1:00 P.M. Looking East and North from the east side of Catawba- OPEN water as far as we could see. Appeared to be open all the way to Kelly's. Ice could be seen close to South Bass and Green Island but was open water around Catawba. State Park on west side had dirty broken ice with slivers of open water visible. This extended to the west as far as one could see. Wind was blowing hard out of the southwest (gusts at least to 40 mph). Looking foreward to April.