Great weather and improving conditions on the ice led to lots of angler participation over the weekend.
Crappie: Very Good – The warm weather helped with the functioning tip-down bite. Oddly, some reports on Crappies in 22-25’, some in 13-18’ and others up as shallow as 7-10’. Rosies and small minnows on tip-downs. In shallower water dipping plastics, especially dark colors such as black, maroon, red and purple best. Lots of reports of 11-13”+ fish.
Yellow Perch: Very Good – Wiggler bite hot over mud flats, varying depths depending on lakes from 14-28’. Tip-downs with minnows also producing.
Bluegill: Very Good – Lots of action but some sorting. Small #10 rockers, as well as Moon Glo jigs tipped with waxies, mousees or plastics. Dark colors on bright days, but bright colors working when Gills very aggressive.
With ice 22-30” thick and still plenty of snow cover, add in nights in single digits to teens and we should have another 3 weeks of ice fishing to go.