so its looking good... ice shelters are the way to go. but you can fish with out one. just layer layer layer and 20 below is warm. we fished all night till 6 am. bite died about 330 or so. we filled a 100 gallon cooler full ash did most the fillen. truth be told.
that was in feb. so what location are you planning on? it sounds just like where we fished. walked about 50 yrds . hope its only half frozen then like last yr. i will take the boat for sure!!!
fishing for a deal on a new car or truck I can hook you up. fishing is life everything else is just details.