I love to ice fish(when the fish are cooperating!) and really want to get an ice "fix"(that would include some fresh fillets, as well!) but from what I'm reading, and hearing from family and friends, this first go-round of ice fishing has really sucked-everywhere!(incl. ice fishing Heaven, PI) Usually, first ice is the best time to get out! Can it be that the guys who really know how, and get the fish thru the ice, are just not talking about it?? Call me frugal but I really hate to waste my time and gas(money!) to go get skunked. Anyone have any ideas on what's going on? Does this happen in Wisconsin or Minnesota?