I have had a bit of time to reflect lately on how I will approach this years ice fishing season. The though of just seeing the hard water gets my blood pumping, which for some reason my wife thinks is strange.
But seriously this may not be a bad time of the year to look at your equipment, for this reason alone...Time! The fact is most of us hunt as well as fish, and the hunting season is looming and once that gets here its going to be hard to find time to sit down and get ice fishing stuff ready.
Make sure you have what you want for the season, or at least write up a wish-list now. Figure out if there are any mods you want to make to your stuff, I will be making racks for the new 4-wheeler, and start gathering things for that.
Don't let time slip away, I will be in a deer stand in 3 weeks, but I will be ready to ice fish in 2.