Blue Gill (Lepomis macrochirus)

First ice fishing outing of the year this morning on Crooked Lake (within the Sylvania Wilderness), just West of Watersmeet. 13 Bluegill between 0800 and 1100, the fillets of which just came out of the oven.
Not as much ice as I would normally encounter this time of the year, due to the insulating factor of the heavy snows in November. Very much looking forward to ice fishing, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing with my seven year old grandson, who I will have to myself for a 1.5 week vacation following Christmas (giving him his own set of Northern Lites snowshoes for Xmas).