The ice is black at night Anyway, I sure wouldnt go out exploring new ice at night, go to areas you know, get out there before dark, bring a heater and hut. Ive done it both ways and like the hut at night. Common sense rules.
I like fishing Chatfield at night. Can't say I've ever caught much, but it's peaceful with the coyotes howling and all. Sometimes you just have to get out of the house. I only go where I've been during the day.