Now that the game fish season is over we concentrate on panfish until May 7th. It seems the ice has shifted and came up a little, now the temps will be above freezing during the day and most of the nights the standing water on the ice will now start running into the holes that will stay open bringing much needed oxygen to the water. With this happening the majority of fish will start moving into the shallows.
Crappies: We have been getting them in the deeper weeds 8-12 foot of water jigging with plastics and using tip-downs with minnows.
Perch: Finding them on deep rock bars and on the mud flats jigging a tungsten live bait combo of wigglers, spikes, and waxies or crappie minnows. The bite is good to very good during daylight hours.
Bluegills: Using small ice jigs tipped with plastics, spikes or waxies in shallow weed of 4-8 feet of water.
Also, just a reminder that ice shacks need to be off the ice by March 13th, but with the warm up, you'd be safer removing them earlier than later.
Happy fishing! Selective harvest is the way to go.
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