Hi Bill Bo, I ice fished Sterling Lake last year and did pretty good there in the late afternoon just on the other side of the break wall by the boat launch in 10 to twelve feet of water. Nice sized crappie on minnows on a glow in the dark jig or minnow heads on a swedish pimple. Bigger blue gills on the east side of where I just mentioned on waxies. Hopefully this info helps. Good luck this season! Rick Romero.