Stoped into the local bait shop last Mon. before going out on the ice and mentioned to the owner that I was getting a new power auger for X-Mas. He just chuckled and said I wouldn't be useing it this winter. He said he has been tracking this winter weather for the last 6 months and it's going to be a freeze-thaw winter like we had 6 years ago. If I remember right we had a whole 2 weeks of fishing that year. The last few weeks and the forcast for the next 7 days would suggest he may be right if this pattern holds for the winter. Now I don't much care if I get to use my new toy or not I just want enough ice to walk on. Any predictions ?