After a long wait for some cold weather to settle into our area it finally has and we are really locking up good on the Bay of Green bay. We have spent the past couple of days establishing safe travel out to our fishing grounds and have began to get our ice houses out and ready to fish. Depending on our location we have been finding ice thickness anywhere from 9 to 14 inches and in most areas very strong hard ice. The fishing has been fantastic the past couple of days with great numbers of fish being caught by everyone yesterday and today. We will be fishing now on a daily basis and moving and staying on the best fishing opportunities possible but from what we have seen the past couple of days it really looks like we are going to be in for another great ice season here in Door County.