I've asked the inspection guys at North Shore about what they are gonna do if the lake ices. Because there have been times when I've launched and broken up the ice with my boat and gotten to open water.
They say they are gonna man those stations even when theres ice. Sounds good to me.
Only the hard core need apply.
Only change I'd like to see is them going from 6-6 to 7-7PM. Same number of hours but better fishing IMO-that late afternoon when the water has warmed up a degree or two can be the best fishing.