Looking back over the last ten years, “ice-out” has been in mid- to late-April, with last year being April 26. If history repeats, there should be a slow melt and discharge into the lake for the next two weeks.
October typically has good weather for boating, and the state has slightly delayed the start of the drawdown process for this year. But keep your eye on the water level. By the end of the month it may be difficult to remove boats and docks in some places.