Went to the lake today around 9am with 3 of my buddies from work. The ice was about 5 inches thick and very smooth. We fished all over the lake with alot of holes dug and did not have a bite all day. Had 5 poles fishing all day with different types of bait on each one. Any day of fishiing is a good one, the wind was blowing and most people think your crazy for doing it in this type of weather but all in all it was a great day being outdoors. Going to fish the Spokane river in the morning and then take the boat to Lake Roosevelt for some trolling the next day. We are on a fishing vacation for the next few days and will post reports each day.