Well my buddy and I went to a northeast lake that had about 5 inches of ice and we did good with the panys. between him and I we had a hundrend and ten nice gills from 8 to 9inches a few crappie and also a few perch. not bad for our first ice trip.
Ya esox1 my buddy and I been at it a long time and all we fish for are panys so we got good at it and dont get me wrong we have our share of bad days too and also we put in long days. and yes there is afew lakes that have safe ice just have to drive, and so there isn't any confusion I only kept ten of these fish my buddy and I practice catch and release i failed to mengion that.