Made my first pilgrimage up to the boat Saturday. All the launches are still iced in(except the dingy dock it's a carry in boat launch only) but channel and the big lake ice free no flow or shore ice. Talked to a local that was fishing the channel he didn't due anything but said one fish was taken off the north pier before he got there. As I was there his buddy called from the south pier at Ludington and said they were hammering them there. Me and my master card stopped up to Capt-Chuck's you know after buying 4 new rods, reels, tackle box, and misc. spoons it doesn't help with a bad case of fishing itch but does leave you with no scratch!