Fished it today with my son. The ice was a good 4-5 inches thick. Anything tipped with a mealworm would work 13 FOW...no wind and warm temps...too hot in the hut at times. We didn't even bother to count the # of fish, but I thought I'd show you just how fast we would hook up...check the vex from the time my son's jig goes down until the fish is caught and released by dad (who had long stopped fishing). Very fun way to start the ice fishing season.