I've never iced fish but a few true times.
Most of the time customers back out when temps lock down as everything they've
read goes against the grain. Few years ago I had a coast guard rescue
diver come in to fish and the Roanoke had about 10 ft of ice around the edges,
the Cashie had iced over. Well, I was willing and he was paying and we
busted a hole in the Cashie River and caught Stripers until he said he couldn't
believe it. Heck we had an awesome day.
Well this year Every body of water has frozen beyond
anything I've seen. We went looking ducks but all my holes were void and
I've cut the bottom out of a fiberglass boat, once so did not want to break ice in the boat. After a day or so of
eating everything in the house, the walls couldn't hold me. My son has
asked for years for me take him ice fishing. It was the perfect storm and
fish are way better eating than ducks!