Fishing report 17 December 2022
Good morning, +/- about 18″ of snow out by the quiet lakes is not going to help the ice on the lakes. Use caution if you are heading out as there is going to be mess on top of good ice. Some lakes may not have had good ice to start with so be mindful of that as well. Not a whole lot to report on fishing as not many anglers have been out due to the weather. Looks like very cold temps at night starting on Sunday night which should help the ice situation.
Northern pike–Pike action should still be good in shallow water. Find structure and use tip ups on the weed edges rigged with suckers or shiners.
Walleye–The walleye bite will also be in shallow structure. Mainly a weed bite right now. Tip ups and bigger spoons or baits like Rapala jigging raps, Acme hyper glides/hammers are all good choices to call in Walleye right now.
Crappie/gills/perch–Using smaller jigs/spoons in the same areas you are chasing bigger fish should ice some nice panfish right now. Pretty much all fish are using shallow weeds right now, and that is still the safest ice to be on.
Honestly nothing much has changed in the last couple weeks as far as fishing goes. Fish are still related to shallow structure and not out in the basins yet. Be safe on the ice as this snow will make travel difficult and create some hazards out there. Good luck to those who venture out!