I live near Lake of the Woods which presently has about 30 inches of ice on the lake. Many years we fish on the ice until fishing closes in mid April. Often times the Rainy river ice breaks up and opens in late March or April which flows into the lake.
Some fisherman bring both ice fishing equipment as well as their boats choosing to either ice fish or open water fish in the same weekend!
A couple of years ago I missed out on buying a scamp
that had been turned into a fishouse with holes drilled in the floor - ouch & what a mod...to repair.