If you plan to be ice fishing early in the winter, there are a few things you need to keep in the back of your mind. First, you want to make sure the ice is safe to fish on. There are things you can do to ensure safety, from being able to walk on the ice all the way to driving on it. When it comes to actually catching fish, a good starting place is where you were last catching fish in the open water in late fall. By utilizing these tips, you can set yourself up for success early in the winter!