I went out again yesterday from 8:30 until dark. It was super cold outside, but steaming warm in the portable. I had another great day of perch fishing. I managed to catch probably 40 perch of mixed size. I practiced catch and release, and just had a blast letting them all swim away. There were some other people on the lake, I love Christmas Eve fishing.
I had a rock solid 14" of ice.
Keep your stick on the ice! Stobber