I’ve caught few crappies in Owen. Comment below sums it up pretty well, not like it used to be. Poor management and overpressured. Owen is relatively small body of water, needs better conservation.
Lake Owen, Bayfield County
Not to get in a slinging match, but Griz is right about crappies in Owen. I too, can't speak to on the ice, but in early season open water, I have caught some big crappies, slip bobbering on deep rocks, for walleyes.
Not a bucket full, but enough to add to a fish fry.
And my trips to Nelson, included a lot of sorting to get panfish of a size worth cleaning, for me. Used to be an awesome panfish lake, but poor management of the heavy fishing pressure has taken its toll.
MOON PHASE (88%)
Have caught some dandys in late spring. Just never really tried in winter. But if you want all the 9 inch max crappie in can catch, go to nelson. Deergrabber check your messenger.
MOON PHASE (62%)
31° - 35° F
Fished from 3 to 6 PM
Only marked some small perch. Set up on a rock pile in 20 fow, saw a decent pike on camera.
First time fishing this lake, amazing how clear the water is but where are the fish?