The Monday Update: Its hot in the cold!
Kessus is red hot right now. The crappie bite has been steady during the entire ice run, but the bays, especially the western bay, are giving up quality sized crappies in decent numbers.
The Genessee lakes have an active bluegill bite right now, but the fish are a little deeper than they have been. Lower and Upper have been better than Middle.
Fox and Beaver Dam lakes are on fire right now for walleyes. Tipups with large shiners have been producing walleyes and pike for anglers who make the effort. Spread out your setups untill you find the right area, then concentrate your efforts.
Okauchee is still going strong. The lake got plenty of action with the fisheree this weekend. Crappies have moved onto the flats and are being taken by a variety of methods, but especially on jigs tipped with spikes and waxies. Minnows have been producing early and late in the day. The trick is to find some fish "away from the crowd" on the ice. Try Bay Five, the Channel, Icehouse and Stumpy Bays.
There was a report of an extremely large largemouth bass caught over the weekend. We are trying to confirm the catch. If the report is accurate, it would certainly be one of the largest bass caught in this area in over 20 years. Stay Tuned, I'll post more information as we get it.
One more thing, a PSA of sorts. There was a problem at the Golden Mast this weekend with trailers blocking the parking lot. There was some words exchanged and some tipups were destroyed by a large SUV on the ice. Please be aware of where you park and be considerate of others.
If you're heading out for the Jamborees this weekend, make sure to check this site on Friday, we'll have an updated fishing report. Better yet, stop in at the shop, we have what you need, be it bait, advice or both.
Good Luck Out There