Unless you know for a fact that the ice is safe to walk on, stay off it! A general rule of thumb is that you need at the very least four inches of ice to be able to support one person on foot. Make sure your ice fishing adventure is not only fun, but safe too!
Montana State Parks issues one Super Permit each year. The recipient of the super permit will be allowed to launch on any date of their choosing for the season. The deadline to purchase is March 19. Chances are $5 each.