I just fished at Chemong on Saturday. The Perch were active but the jumbos were just nibbling. I drove across the causeway then straight to the left is the boat ramp to drive on the ice. The ice BTW was a good 18 inches or so. There were a few huts out there with a fair amount of people. The huts are in a line so I figured that's where the fish must be, I set up in between the two of them. The water was about 6-7 feet deep with a weedy bottom. I had fish TV with me and it worked great, could see well up to 8 feet away so I was able to get the 3 of our minnows in view. Aside from the Perch I saw one massive musky go after a school of perch, we think it was a Tiger. I herd stories of musky snapping rods and lines in that lake. I am a rookie fishermen but I figure it be smart to just put the rod down and bring in the line by hand? I dunno, dont think they are after perch bait anyways rather the perch themselves.
Before going there I found some stuff on another form from last year. The one guy said fishing in shallow water there is not good and that he goes in the middle where its more then 12 feet apparently. I however, never left my location. Ill post pics of the lake bottom and lake. As for camping, I have no idea I crashed at a friends house.