I finally got out to try the ice so I can go fishing . 11/27/2014 . Ice was thin in the 1 1/2 to 2 inches . Cracking under every step but had to give it a try . in some of the pics u can see open water and when I first arrived there we're couple hundred geese on the open water . I made it out to the creek channel which was about 30 feet off shore with the water depth holding around 4 feet . Creek channel was 6 to 7 feet of water . Also I tried to get has close to the open water as I could knowing the fish would b coming out of the deep to the shallow and back to the deep holding tight to the creek . seem fish r like deer they stay on the edges of drop offs and don't show up well on my Humming bird flasher till they right on top of me . only got to stay for couple hours as today is turkey day and I needed to spend time with family. Hope everyone that reads this enjoyed their families and ate enough food to keep them warm while the start fishing . On the real side of this story . NEVER go on thin ice . this was a big risk on my part . warm weather again for next couple days so I will have to wait again til there is better ice . HAPPY HOLIDAYS . TIGHT LINE GENTS .