upper st croix lake is producing good crappie fishing as well as other panfish. Look in the north side of the lake.. schools of crappie and plenty of lurking pike and walleye. The walleye population is huge in the lake but I have had trouble getting to them when I try. Usually just get lucky and maybe get a couple while crappie fishing. The ice is plenty thick. Personally I think the best part about the area is fishing the small bodies of water. No one fishes these ponds but they are full of fish. Lower Oxen lake is one that I have had a great time on, 40 acres at best, no one ever fishing it. If the ice is thick enough you can catch everything from one hole. I have caught pike, walleye and crappie in good numbers all in 15 ft of water. Minnesuing has great ice fishing. I just ask the bait shop guys where to go and have done real well out their. plenty of fish variety. I would also consider Nebagamon. I haven't ice fished it but the summer fishing is lots of fun.. I have heard good reports from the lake this year and was considering trying it out.My friend tells me that the crappies are huge in Nebagamon and have been easy to find this year.
Thanks for the help to all. Those websites were helpful.
Logan you said "Personally I think the best part about the area is fishing the small bodies of water. No one fishes these ponds but they are full of fish". I couldn't agree more.
We just got a place north of Spooner this past summer and it is amazing when you look at these little pond's and the fish they have in them. I had to go out and but a little 14ft boat so I could get in and out of them this summer.
I've had a fish house on Mille Lacs for the past 20 yrs, but I've been thinging I might sell it and start exploringice fishing in NW Wisconsin.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988