Sunrise 0706 / Sunset 1723
On Ice: 1100 – 2000
Temps 37.2 – 26.8 F / Winds light and variable from the West.
Relative Pressure 29.91 – flat
Water Clarity 10’, but murky in spots. 15 inches of ice
The fish were NOT AROUND DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS. Nearly non-existent and not interested, even
when they were cruising by. We settled in and set up over a ghost town environment before the sun set
and it paid off, because not long after darkness overtook the hut, fish seemingly appeared out of
nowhere and the feed was on. Slightly pickier than the night before, crappie were still pretty easy to
entice. We were in 17 feet of water and crappie were anywhere in the column. After a few hours, two
dozen or so crappie, and no walleye, we packed up. Crappie seem to be everywhere this winter from
structure to flat bottoms. Knowing when they’re going to activate is the tricky part. No walleye action
on minnows, larger @fishfrostbite Tantrums or Dinner bells. No action from northerns on dead bait
hanging 5-10 feet below the ice in depths ranging from 10-25 feet.