Went out to the Taylor River yesterday to just do some simple fishing. Ice was only around 4 inches and getting full of cracks and bubbles. This week's temps in the 40s may do it in. I cut a few holes, set up the sonor, and caught 32 bluegill and pumpkinseeds on the 12 waxworms I bought at the pet shop. Pure fishing bliss, until I stood up and the wind blew my chair down the pond and into open water.
In 9.6 ft of water, fish at 9 feet and 5 feet, my jig is dropping at 3 ft.