We have been out on the ice all over the midwest. Conditions vary however so make sure you check local conditions before driving on ice. With very cold weather lately, most all lakes will be safe but remember to avoid any areas that may have current. The bluegill bite has been a little slow but patience will help get you some fish. Low water levels n many area lakes may also afect your favorite holes. Use your electronics and be willing to move around a little bit and ou sould be able to relocate the fish. Norherns are still eating sucker minnows and big shiners. Set up a few tip ups while searching for active pan fish.