Dave and I got our first holes drilled by a little after 7 at North Willow. 7” to 8” everywhere we drilled. Started power fishing with tubes, Slender Spoons, jigging Rapalas, etc like all first ice trips. No dice, fish were rubbing bellies on bottom, had to downsize to Finkee, tear drops n medium tungsten jigs topped with mealies to catch em, but twas a light bite. We lost as many as we landed from the real light bites, like crappie, except buried on bottom. We fished from 10’ to 18’ deep, fifteen was best. Green and glow white heads. No waxies anywhere in Montrose, might have helped. About a third of the 28 fish landed were in each size class, 12”, 15”, 17”. Light jiggles and pounding in the morning till noon, deadstick last two hours. Bite died at two. About six other vehicles, 12 other folks in same area. Most weren’t catching and weren’t moving to find the fish. Still a nice first trip, each took home 4 keepers at 16-17”. Only 4 slimmers made it even better. No wind and warmed to 29 degrees, started at 5, pretty balmy for there, Lol.