Crappie are starting to push out to the basins. Found them in shallower, 12-16 fow, last weekend and they pushed out into 22-26 fow lately (edge of a 30+ foot basin). Bite has been finicky so far this season, been tipping plastics with waxies just about every outing and already downsizing to a 4mm jig. I've had a solid 2-4" of good ice on most lakes with anywhere from 2-6" of additional garbage ice. Still been carrying a spud bar with me on lakes without any foot tracks yet, been an odd year all around for ice.
Slushy just about everywhere, pretty miserable if you don't have rubber boots and waterproof bibs.
Tight lines fellas!