Its that time of the week again. Time for the pre-fisheree update.
The ice has alot of snow covering a thick layer of slush. Be prepared.
As for fishing, the basic seasonal patterns are all in effect. Crappies are being taken in water as shallow as five feet and as deep as twenty five. The same with bluegills.
Crappie hotspots: Bay Five, Icehouse and Stumpy Bay on Okauchee, The Kettle on Nag, Upper Nashotah and Pine. Honorable mention to Cornell Lake as well.
Bluegills have been active on Middle Genessee, in Icehouse Bay, on Beaver Lake and Upper Nashotah. Waxies or a jig has been very hot. Some big gills are being caught on the bottom on sandy areas in water 22-27 feet deep.
Pike: Jumbo shiners on a leader below a tipup. Icehouse Bay, The Crane's Nest, North Lake, Moose Lake, Fowler Lake and some of the backwaters of the Rock River have really been producing as of late. Many pike appear to be a in prespawn feeding pattern.
Walleyes are biting on weed flats in 8-12 feet of water. Pewaukee and Labelle have both given up some walleyes this past week.
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