There were 6-8 guys fishing off Palm Rd this morning., Monday 12/8 Ice is only 3" thick.... As expected, some spots are unsafe & there is open water west of the boat launch. I fished till 11:30am.... Didn't catch a thing, but had a blast simply being out on the ice. I got the opportunity to check my gear and see what adjustments, improvements or additions are needed. In all my years of ice fishing, I dont recall ever fishing in such shallow waters. Obviously, different techniques are required. Although I dont have a Vex, it certainly wouldn't do anybody any good out there! I hope to be drilling holes on Tuesday morning also.. Will keep you posted as the season progresses.