I always like to fish the ice-out. Mostly for trout, but panfish as well. Once we get a few warm rains, try by inlets where you'll have more open water to cast to. I've nailed some lunker browns on the reservoirs in West./Putnam as well as walleyes and panfish in the inlets. Lakes known for their trout like Kensico can be great anywhere along the shoreline. Many times I over cast onto the ice and then hop the lure to the ice edge and let it drop to the bottom before retreiving. Good Luck. I think it may be awhile before there's enough water to cast into!! No more Snow Pleeeaase.