I haven't been ice fishing in a year or two. We have 4 rods (if you include a emrod and a scooby doo fishing rod which honestly has caught way more fish than the others) and a manual auger. I've never ice-fished in the denver metro area, and I'm planning to once theirs ice and once we come back from new york. We live right by cherry creek reservoir and I was wondering if there's ice yet. If there isn't any ice then were is the closest place that has safe ice. Also, any suggestions as to what to buy. We've always bought waxies, mealies, and minnows but ended up feeding the waxies and mealies to our lizards and minnows to our fish.