Deep Water Crappie
With the abnormal winter continuing on, ice definitely has been taking a beating and the fish will be migrating to their spring locations. Fish have still been holding to their deep water patterns and once the school is found, numbers can be caught. Fishing 35 FOW, the crappie were holding at the 25-30 foot range. With these depths, utilizing tungsten jigs is key for getting back to the deep water fish quickly before they move on. Plastics used to entice the bite with very tuned cadence jigging, these combinations can get a school fired up. Electronics play a key function, as this allows you to fishing only productive holes and eliminating dead water more quickly. Conditions are fading quickly and safety is always key, but there is still time for fishing on the ice.