Good luck Perchnut.
It does seem almost strange that ice fishing seems to be just getting hot at DCL and the early stocking is already under way.
Mother nature is a fickle B_tch.....
"The fish approached the distal fly with a savage, committed rush, the kind only brook trout make when they decide to strike. As the trout took the fly, its momentum carried its back clear of the water, creating a horrendous splash that startled the witnesses who lined the bank like a jury in its box. What followed was a real trial in every sense — the trial of two combatants, the trout fighting for its life and Webster for peace of mind, which at times can be as dear as life itself. It was a trial that wasn't decided until the final appeal was made from both sides."
-Legend of Daniel Webster and his record brook trout. New York, 1827.