Fishing bluegills down on Clear lake near Montgomery a few years ago we caught some here and there. They were a blast to catch on a panfish rod and were taking little jigs tipped with spikes. That day people around us were catching them too and seen a few people just throw them on the ice. I picked them up before we left and brought them to a guy I know that likes them. Not sure if it was just a fluke or what. That's the only time I caught them thru the ice. Most places I ice fish they're not present though except the Croix, but haven't iced any out there this year. Pokegama and Cross lakes by pine city have good numbers in their surveys. The Faribault area lakes all seem to have higher populations of drum also.Maybe people that frequent those lakes run into them at times.