With the walleye season ended, it’s time to chase crappie in earnest. We have tried the usual spots, Lost Bay, Deer Island, Sullivan Bay, etc. Best fishing has been in Lost Bay at the mouth of Eks Bay. That has been a pretty consistent spot all winter. We did pretty well last weekend at the mouth of the Ash River, picking up 12 crappie one evening. Some friends have been fishing in the Gold Portage area with pretty good luck although the big northern are a problem, biting off the small crappie jigs. There seems to be an awful lot of BIG northern over there this year. It’s getting pretty tough riding on the SkiDoo and it’s about time to break out the Polaris ATV as the lake is almost completely snow free. It’s still cold enough at nights to be making ice, so I may even drive my pickup out to Lost Bay.