Ice – 30 to 34 inches of good ice is being reported on many of the area lakes. There is 4-6 inches of ice on top that can turn soft or slushy on warm sunny day stretches, but rock hard on days that stay below freezing. Travel is very easy overall and air temps will determine if it a truck, 4 wheeler or by foot is the best way to travel.
Lake Trout – Lake trout fishing remains excellent for many anglers. Trout have been very aggressive chasing Tube EEZ (with or without a tube) and larger then normal bucktails. Best locations have been near shallow bays, in 30-50 feet of water.
Stream Trout – Interest in stream trout has been low, but for the few anglers still fishing them, are reporting some nice catches. All species of trout have been located in shallow water near downed trees, beaver houses, shallow flats and near any creeks flowing into the lake. Flashy spoons, hair jigs and soft plastics have been producing the majority of trout.
Crappies – Interest in crappies has risen as spring like temps have come to the area. Reports have been hit or miss for many, but anglers that have stayed on the move and were able to locate crappies have reported some nice catches with some real slabs mixed in. 20-25 feet of water near shallow bays has been the best area to find crappies. Small jigs tipped with plastic baits, waxies or crappie minnows have been producing slabs.