Guide Report - Anglers in our area may have completely different stories when talking about last week’s success. Walleye activity has really slowed but fishing peak times can really make the difference. Put together a major lunar period, sunset and a storm front and you may find yourself patting yourself on the back!! Anglers needed at least two out of three to put some fish on the ice. Walleyes were located on breaks in 9-12 feet of water. They are hitting baits with a very light bite and are not moving much after taking baits. Shiners were working the best.
Northern pike activity has also slowed but fish continue to take sucker minnows off shallow flats during day light hours.
Crappie action has picked up. Fish are suspended on deep mud basins. Some nice size crappies were caught this past week on a variety of plastics and jig styles. The key is to find a fish or two and move with the school. They do spook easily but the big girls are starting to show up.