Sunrise 0733 / Sunset 1645
On Ice: 0700 – 1830
Temps 35.2 – 50.4 F / SW winds light and variable
Relative Pressure 29.67 – 29.60 inHg – steady decline all day
Water Clarity 10’. 14 inches of ice
As we’ve seen in the past – no walleye biting early and the crappie had also shut down other than a few stragglers at sunrise. We moved locations from a rock wall at 30 foot depths to more gentle terrain in 22 feet of water. Located Crappie and some fish tight to the bottom in early afternoon and set up for the evening. Crappie were aggressive early and walleye started feeding around 4:00 PM. We had a productive evening, catching another drum, a handful of crappie and a limit of walleye all over 17 inches. Walleye bite was aggressive on 1.8” Tantrum Rattlebaits from Frostbite Fishing in “Metallic Sexy Shad” and “Goldmine.” Walleye really liked that bait to drop hard on the lake bottom and be jigged up a couple feet, usually eating right as the bait touched the lake bottom. It was true satisfaction to locate active walleye in consistent numbers and sizes after a fairly dead morning and mid-day bite.