RE: Ice fishing alone?
I usually go alone, but go places where others are fishing. Sometimes everyone else leaves, and I stay. Other times I arrive, no one else around and I stay and fish anyway. I think it's foolhardy, but do it anyway. My advice would be, don't fish alone. I heard a story about a fellow fishing alone, falling and being injured while fishing at Glendale last year. He laid there for a quite some time before someone came to his rescue.
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.