I have never made an attempt at ice fishing. That being said I have the fever this year and I just can't fight it anymore. I live in Youngstown and if I decide to succumb to my cravings it would probably be on either Skeeter or Milton. I have a hand held auger and a few ice rods and some lures. My questions are how far do you need to go out in either lake that I mentioned in order to catch some fish? And what precautions should I take? I have a couple of teenage sons that want to go just as much as I do and we all need to return home safely to MAMA!