Oh what a lovely day to be fishing for blues. I left my dock at 11:30 AM and headed for Mtn. Creek. The area I wanted to fish was completely iced over, so I fished the body of water next to this cove and it had ice on both sides extended into the creek by approx. 150' on each side, leaving me about 250' width to fish. I could hear the striper's or bass attacking the weak thread fins under the iced areas. Sounded like a bunch of Beavers flapping their tails in the water. I had four bites, not strong, but bites and I only connected with one 15 pound blue. Bait of choice was not good, I had some left over gizzard shad and skip jacks that had been in the frig. for four days. Second photo is of the cove that I wanted to fish and it was iced over. Third one will be one of the sides of the creek that I fished in and the first one with be the blue cat. Sorry, photo's did not come out the way I downloaded them. External temp. was 26 degrees, water surface temp. was 37.4 degrees when I started and 39.1 when I finished. Back home at my dock at 3:30 PM.