Well, finally got out there. Hit up angler's point for some waxies and some jensen eggs. Checked out the Crazymoon Bucktails, pretty sweet. Anyways, parked at the DNR, and walked out couple hundred yards, about 50 ft away from the 1st group of shanties. Drilled 2 holes, ice was about 8 inches or so. I would like to thank everyone for letting me know that I need something to scoop the ice out of the hole with. So, after about 5 minutes of scooping ice out of the hole, me and my purple hand started fishing. I would say about 5 fow if I had to guess. Well I dropped my jig down and immediately was surrounded by 6 or so dinks, they just looked at it. A couple took a jab at my jensen egg, but they were tiny. Well, after about 20 minutes out there, I got a call from my son's school that he was sick, so I had to leave and pick him up. Ice was cracking under my feet most of the way out there, and then the loud cracks / shift sounds while I was fishing definitely made me a little nervous, even though if I fell in, I'm sure I could stand up and be out of the ice. So anyways, Perch: 1, me: 0. Did pick up some trash on the way back, so not a complete wasted day.