This has been a strange year for ice at Mountain Home. After ice fishing it in December, the lake returned to mostly open water a week later. But now again it is ice covered and most icers are staying close to shore where the ice is perhaps 6 inches thick. Very unusual also were some pressure ridges that happened recently too. So long and short, be extremely cautious wherever you go out there. Fishing has been fair and steady for 12 inch rainbows.