Fished on 2/14/2021.
Lots of snow on top of ice. But now slushy like the week before. Forgot our shovel to clear snow off to set our shanty on the ice. Was able to just side-kick the snow away with our boots.
Started out just east of the boat ramp and marked lots of fish in about 7 foot of water. They would come and look at our jigs but not bite or bite very lightly. Only caught 1 tiny Bluegill and 1 tiny LM Bass. Moved deeper towards the overspill in 24 foot of water and didn't mark any fish. Moved to some hanging trees straight across from the boat ramp and marked fish in about 6 foot of water on a slope. Again they would look and not bite.
The only place we've had luck getting bites the last few weekends is on the roadbed at the West end of the lake. But didn't feel like trekking that far this time. They would bite and be somewhat aggressive.
We've tried tungsten jigs, demon spoons, PK spoons and Arnold Fairy jigs. The Fairy jigs seemed to get the most interest. We haven't had much luck on the north shoreline where there are lots of weeds and lily pads in the summer.