This picture was taken the middle of Feb. I had been looking forward to going ice fishing next winter, but looking at this picture, I'm beginning to wonder if I should bother getting (or making) a tent and stuff for ice fishing.
The problem is it hasn't been cold enough to form a lot of ice. For that you need sub-zero weather and most of the time the lows have only been in the teens.
Altho with milder winters the heating bills will be less and will use less firewood.