Ice fishing has been between average to good lately. Northerns and bass are being caught on tip-ups using medium golden shiners and walleye suckers. While jigging for walleyes and panfish most people are using waxies, spikes, and crappie minnows. Also for jigging: raps, kastmaster spoons, sweedish pimples and tungsten jigs have been effective. Overall ice thickness is 10-14 inches but there are still some lakes with thinner ice so please take caution. We had some early warm temperatures this winter and then snowfall before the ice could solidify. It is advised to travel on snowmobile or on foot unless it is a lake you are familiar with and are positive of the ice thickness.
Fishing has been all around excellent. Walleyes are scattered in all depths using weedless jigs and XL fats or night crawlers. Bass are nailing seiko worms and crank baits. panfish on crappie minnows and waxes using small jigs and cubby mini mites. Northern bite has been on spinner baits. Boonie baits and Mepps. Surface water temps are between 71-75 the past few days. Weed growth is about 2 weeks behind. Also the topwater bite is just starting to heat up for musky with bucktails and glide baits.