The bite through the warm up and up to the storm last night has been great. Snow accumulations last night are around 10-12"+ with lots of blowing and drifting. Snowmobile trails will be prime, however, expect travel on the ice for anything with wheels to be difficult to nearly impossible on many lakes. The good news is, there is plenty of ice (18-20"+) on most lakes. Watch out for pockets of slush with the added weight of snow on the ice.
The walleye bite has been one of the best in recent years for us for both numbers and quality. Rock bars and hard bottom points have provided steady action, and the sandgrass bite has been great all winter.
Bluegills have been active in thick weeds 4-8fow and in a few cases, suspended over mud flats. Jigs or spoons with waxies or plastics have been the usual producers both in hand and on the Gill-o-tines.
Crappies have been mostly suspended, though we did have a good bite on some cribs (largest fish) as well. Finding a few mixed in deep weeds in the evening as well. Jigging with waxies or using minnows and/or jigs tipped with waxies on Gill-o-tines have both been extremely effective.
Perch have been roaming the mudflats in good numbers or occasionally coming mixed in with bluegills or crappies. Minnows on Gill-o-tines have been deadly.
A few incidental bass and pike have also been part of our bag but I have spent minimal time targeting them.