Northern Pike: We have been finding them from 8-14 feet of water. Set tip-ups 1-2 foot above the weed tops tipped with a medium to large golden shiner or a sucker minnow. The bite seems to be good all day long until dark.
Walleyes: At this time we are setting up along the deepest weed edges during the day and in the evening we are looking to rock humps that have deeper water around them using tip-ups tipped with golden shiners set 1-2 foot above the bottom. The bite has just been fair. Jigging spoons tipped with a minnow head or tipped with a couple wax worms.
Crappies: We are finding them deep in the main lake basins suspended just a few feet off the bottom. Jigging with tungsten jigs tipped with either plastic tail, spikes or waxies will get you bit. Bite has been fair during the day light hours.
Perch: Finding them on deep rock bars and on the mud flats jigging a tungsten live bait combo of wigglers, spikes, and waxies or crappie minnows. The bite is good to very good during daylight hours.
Bluegills: Using small ice jigs tipped with plastics, spikes or waxies in shallow weed of 4-8 feet of water.
The colder weather is tightening some of the slush up but with warmer weather forecasted it still could be tough to get around. Travel can still be difficult on the way off the ice please be careful.
Happy fishing! Selective harvest is the way to go.
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