I'm still hoping for a sunny warm-up to melt all of the existing snow off of the existing ice, and then an arctic blast. After that, I'm hoping for a giant walleye to hop out of the lake and filet itself before skinny dipping in some batter and then relaxing in a hot pan of oil in my kitchen.
I would highly recommend not doodling around out there at night time either. When those cracks form, the piece breaks off from the main sheet or the land and you are then caught "adrift" with no way back.
The bite is not as good as it normally is from what I have read either. We're so used to hearing that "its on fire" for the early ice bite but that doesn't appear to be the case.