I decided to take my sons out on the ice today. It was the first trip for my youngest, Sam. He did very well. We caught a bunch of dinks, but Sam did manage a crappie, about a 6 incher. Was just fun to take them out and let them catch a few fish. Pix to follow. Oh yeah, there was a fait amount of water on top, but the ice under it was a good, solid 4 to 5 inches. All going to freeze tonight and the rest of the week. Just watch the edges.