Ice fishing has been getting better since the warm up last week. Reports have been very good from many lakes with multiple walleyes being caught on shiners, suckers, and fatheads being the popular bait. Jigging raps now have been taking some fish as chubby darters taking a few. Fishing in depths of 10 feet all the way to 40 will produce walleyes that feed toward dusk on rock piles to the edges of weed lines. Weed lines for me have produced the best this year on Tomahawk Lake. I have caught two walleyes in the 24 in. range on jigging rapalas on the 20 foot break weed lines. Large Shiners produced three more under 22 inches, and an 18 incher on a chubby darter. The deepest fish was 35 feet. Nothing huge yet but good action. Best time has been around 5-5:30 pm. After dark has not been so consistant for me but I have not fished past 7pm, so maybe some of you have had better luck. With the recent warm up things are looking up so keep at it and don't forget to set the hook!
J.Smith (J&J Sports)