Can't catch a fish if the jig isn't in the water. I know gas is $$$ but what the heck go check it out. Chances are you aren't the first one on the ice or the only one if its safe. I know at least two others heading there today.
I just got back, Ice was 3.5 to 4 inches in front of the park. We caught a few perch one was 8 inches others were around 6 inches. I would check the ice as you go but it was safe where I was fishing. I saw about 15 people on the Lake spred out pretty well. I would hit it soon with this warm weather I don't know how much longer the ice will be solid.
I caught about 5 times more fish today than all previous fish caught by ice fishing. Iced about 25 really good sized perch and kept about 15. I had no worries about the ice. I have to say, I was disappointed that I never got a flag on the tip-ups. Next week...
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