I caught 2 nice pickerel Tuesday through the ice. One cut my line in the ice hole, the other was about 17-18 inches, no photos though. I was tempted to keep the one I actually got on the ice but didn't know the minimum length requirements, and didn't have tape measure (A-5's fault, ice tournament ended too soon).
I feel ya. I didnt go to the river at evening last week. Had all intents. Was going to my truck with arod and a box and the wind blew my hat off.We had gusts over 40mph. Turn around and back in the house lol.