Fished site 4 cribs today, quite a few crappies and gills, all small. Launch is getting rough. Wouldn't go out unless you have a 4x4 with decent clearance. Measured 22 inches of good ice, almost needed the auger extension.
MOON PHASE (4%)
6° - 10° F
Dropped camera down and found pan fish were abundant! Screen looked like an aquarium. Nothing big enough to keep, but tons of fish. Fished from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. 30 small pan fish with a few 7" crappie in the mix. One musky kept circling back every hour which spooked the pan fish. Fish would be quiet and then get aggressive for 10-15 minutes...on and off like that. Everything stopped biting as dark approached. Not a bite after dark. Saw a few slab crappies moving in after dark, but would not bite plastics, waxies, mousies, grubs or minnows. Been told by lake regulars that the crappie night bit will not pick up until warmer weather hits...another week or two. At 6:00pm, most had left the lake. Fun to try all the different crib sites on this lake (crib map is online). Sorry, not a word about the walleye fishing.
MOON PHASE (95%)
16° - 20° F
Tons of little fish in cribs site 7. Caught and released a handful of 6, 7 inchers. Bite slowed after a couple hours then left. I'm guessing most of the bigger fish have already been caught by the permanent shacks
11° - 15° F
I fished sunday mornimg from 6am to about 1030. On the sw cribs. The bite immediately was great then slowed about a half hour or so after caught a couple 7-8 inch crappies. Once light came i dropped my marcum camera down and seen dozens of fish xoming and going in schools. There was a group of really good size crappies easily 13-15 inchers that would come by but couldnt get to bit. I never mesured the ice but id say easily 16 inches. All sorts of vehicles and stationary houses on the lake.