Area lakes have a wide range of ice thicknesses, and many lakes are covered in slush. Anglers are asked to restrict travel to foot, ATV, UTV or snowmobile at this time.
Bluegills and crappies have been active for a couple of hours after sunrise and before sunset. Northern pike have been hitting northern suckers along the weed lines. Anglers have found that if you upsize the sucker minnow, you will upsize the pike. Walleye fishing has been tough. Some fish are biting during daylight hours but low light hours offer the best action. Gold flutter spoons with a minnow head have been best, especially at the base of the weedlines