All year thus far.. Lots and lots of small crappies. Mixed bag of some good sized ones as well. The walleye bight has been better than last year. I personally haven't had any bigger than a 20 incher but have seen a couple nicer ones pulled out. The sunfish are tiny and abundant during early hours.. As always some monster large mouths are randomly being caught on tip ups and while jigging. I saw a six pounder come out of the ice last week. The northerns have been hungry and aggresive but I haven't been finding any really big ones. A big sweedish pimple with a minnow has been cathing them well for me. When the lake is pressured the fish are moving to the bays with less traffic, This was a pattern during the holidays.
We have had most success with small white glow jigs tipped with a small minnow for crappie and gold jigs with fatheads for roaming walleye. As I said earlier, aggresive jigging with spoons and minnow heads has caught far more northerns than tip ups.
Update on the coon lake. I got two eyes last night and about a dozen crappie. Some small perch to.. But the story is how fat the northerns have suddenly become.. A month ago they were snakes and now they have huge stomachs and way twice as much... I guess It's a good time to throw some suckers down the hole...
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