Fishing action better than average on the opener.
While the lake has a 14-inch size limit and a five-fish daily bag limit, local fishermen release most of their fish in an effort to keep size and numbers above average for the area.
The only reports of crappies being caught, and they were limited, are primarily taking place in deeper water. Look to spots just outside those shallow, traditional spring locations for suspended crappies or bluegills tight to bottom, until water temperatures again warm up.
In surveys of the fishery, the biggest walleye went about 28 inches and the biggest muskie went about 48 inches.
Yes, it’s very early, but anglers are starting to catch crappies and panfish from boats and from shore.
Start looking to those traditional spring crappie spots as water temperatures warm.