Went out on Friday for a few hours on Coon Lake. 2:00-4:00PM..maybe 10 inches of ice. A pickup was out on the lake but I didn't want to risk it. We were right by the south side of the channel. A million Sunfish mostly tiny. This would be a great area for some tipUps (a lot of people around us were pulling in big pikes).. I only had my ultra light set up since this was a spur of the moment fishing stop. Any way, I didn't do bad. A 31-32 Inch northern and 18.5 In LRG mouth. Fun fights on the uberskinny pole I just purchased.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988