The odd start to winter has left ice a bit sketchy at times. Although it is recovering nicely, please use cation. Enough lecturing, the fish are biting.
Early ice can be fantastic, which it has been. The fish are schooledand suspended. Make a plan,
Drill holes. Catch fish.
I've been catching all my fish on plastics. No need for live bait. Small jigs with a horizontal presentation tipped with a small plastic. Boom, buck is full.
Fish hang very tight to structure and suspend over it, sometimes all winter long. Find the structure, find the fish. Don't be afraid to drill lots of holes!