As far as Ice Fishing goes we are very fortunate where we live. There are not many lakes south of US-10 that have any good ice and all the big deep lakes to the north still remain open. However where we are located in the middle we have from 6-9″ of ice. Enough ice that atv’s and snowmobiles are starting to become common place. Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac have close to 4000 acres combined but anglers have only been fishing on a couple hundred of those. The fisherman who are getting away from the crowds near the public access sites have been reporting better catches.
The West side of Lake Mitchell has been producing a mixed bag of Crappie, Sunfish and occassional Perch. It’s still been a tough bite however. Fisherman using electronics like flashers and underwater cameras are marking fish but having a difficult time getting the fish to cooperate.
Walleye fishing has been pretty good lately with many fish being caught out of both lakes. Jigging Rapala’s and simular baits, as well as jigging spoons tipped with minnows and tip-ups with shiners are all putting fish on the ice.