Finally made it up to Long Lake to fish this winter. The weekend was warmer (mid 20's) as compared to last weeks negative temps. It was sunny both days and very calm. About 6 inches of snow so I could easily tow with the snowmobile.
Saturday Jan 14: Around 11:30 I got out and set up tip ups on weedlines and then jigged nearby deeper flats. Got a nice 5-lb Northern on a tip-up using a large sucker minnow. Jigging with a teardrop and crappie minnow yielded lots of Perch and a little 14" Walleye, with the biggest perch about 9 inches. As the sun went down, I moved the tip-ups deeper and switched to shiner minnows. Caught 22" and 19" Walleyes. From 5-7pm we had this same tip-up go off 6 times, the other 4 got away. After reports of a slow week last week, it seems that the fish were back and active!
Sunday Jan 15: We got started around 3pm. We did have 6 flags go up over 2 hours but didn't ice any fish. After dark, we had a school of crappies come under our shack and stayed there from about 6-9pm in 18 FOW. Caught crappie from 5-in up to 13-in, suspended anywhere in the water column. Crappie minnows on teardrops jigs.
Overall a great weekend at the lake.