Thanks for reporting your explorations. I think we are all getting pretty antsy, but you are correct, it's not worth getting in bad spot. I am thinking 12/26 will be my first opportunity this year to hit the ice.
Yes, I think we are all getting very antsy. A year ago we had been ice fishing Mille Lacs for almost a month by now. This year it looks like it could be another month before we can get out there (with the big houses) a least. I was all set to go out over Christmas break but it seems now I will just be looking at open water.