Most bodies of water throughout the state are showing some morning ice as this is written. Check conditions before venturing forth. The colder weather and possible snow predicted for the weekend should drop water temperatures. Please wear layered clothing and WEAR YOUR PFD at all times while on the water.
Bass fishing is fair, with small fish being taken on jigs and crankbaits in 6-12 feet of water, on points. The larger fish are halfway back in the coves, feeding in late afternoon and evening. Slow-rolled spinnerbaits are taking some good bass from riprap throughout the lake. Rat-L-Traps are also taking some fish.
Crappie fishing is good, with the fish being taken from brushpiles and bridge pilings in 12-15 feet of water.
Some stripers are being caught, mainly on old river channel bends and in RuddsCreek.