Fished Saturday and Sunday in the high banks area. There were a total of about 50 groups of fisherman out that we saw, some of the heaviest pressure I've seen, but not hard to imagine with the great weather. Ice and ice travel conditions were very good.
Fishing wasn't great for me, but we did manage a meal's worth both days. The crappie size was quite good with average fish being about 10", a few a little bigger and a few a little smaller, but most were 10" carbon copies.
We marked far more fish than we caught. Most fish would hang out by our baits for a minute and then move on. We tried spikes, waxies and minnows. Minnows and spikes were both ok, but waxies were a no go. Tried a wide assortment of baits and colors. Nothing worked well enough to say it was the best, but gold was the best color, 2nd best was UV hot pink. Small jigging spoons or teardrops were the best profiles.
The crappie are definitely on the mid winter pattern. We got the most bites from about 10am-2pm.