O.K. I was a poacher on this site the last couple of months, but now it is time to be a "member" and give back. Another new guy joining the site. Trout fish'n all my life, new to ice fish'n. So went to Skaguay w/ a buddy last Sunday to ice first for the 1st time, no clue what to do. We manually drilled thru 18" in under a minute, I'm thinking this will be a great day, no problem.... No electronics, no hut, just lunch and a couple new ice rods. Drilled about 8-10 holes between the two of us. Fished in 10 FOW, NE corner of the lake. Landed one 13" bow, pretty colors. He nailed a green trout magnet tipped w/ meal worm, deadsticking, got lucky I guess. Great weather overall, little wind and sunny day. So now i'm hooked on this new ice thing. Went to BPS bought a Strikemaster (20% off fyi) manual auger, searching Ebay for a hut. I'm thinking of trying Skaguay again on Monday. I'll be pinging you guys this spring on wiper and walleye fish'n too. I'm planning on hitting Aurora a lot this year.