Dave and I hit Crawford yesterday from 7 to 2. We fished on 4” of solid ice near the dam, that is the only safe ice now, but with single digit temps the next week that will change quickly. I popped 4 holes in my favorite crappie spot in 32 FOW and we started catching perch and a few crappie right off. The crappie were about 10 per cent of the fish we caught and only a few keepers over 8”. But the perch are loaded there now, mostly 6-7” but we found enough from 8”-10” to make the grease sizzle. We each landed over 100 perch. Glow white and glgreen/orange combo worked best for us. The perch were stacked from 15’ down to the bottom.
Before folks criticize this report saying I am blowing up this lake, realize it is 4-6 hours from the front range, the locals hit it hard regardless, and the 6” perch need thinned since they keep removing the pike. Overall a great day for icing with the pre-front , cloudy day on a beautiful lake.