Was able to make it out for a few hours after work today to chase some crappies. Found 3-4" clear black ice all the way out to where we wanted to fish. Wasnt long after getting the heater going and we had the first crappie on the ice. I love fishing early ice, especially when it is clear enough to see your fish fighting through the ice. Got a few more fish but all went back. The size structure was all over the place, but we did get a few over 11". Didn't have time to stop and pick up any bait but a glow plastic tipped on a Lindy Bug was all we needed tonight. It sure felt nice to be pulling some fish through the ice again, and man was the lake making some noise tonight!