was up in the tawas area this weekend. fished tawas lake saturday. solid 12" of ice. fished 4 poles and 2 tip-ups. caught 2 blue gill in 4 hours. saw 2 small pike and about 3 other gills landed. very slow. van ettan- 12-14" ice. 50 or so dinks. no keepers. we tried to get out on tawas bay sunday, behind jerry's marina... horrible weather. pouring rain. only a couple of fishermen in the distance. no report. only 2 fisherman behind the state dock. looks like the folks pulled in their permanent shanties. norreport, but ir os obvious the fishing there is poor. big cold snap. things hopefully will change.