This past week I received a bunch of messages asking if I was still alive because I haven't posted anything this week. Yes I am still alive (barley). But I was in Minnesota pre fishing for a NAIFC Tournament on Lake Chisago. Needless to say, if you can't catch a bluegill on this lake you should sell all your gear. The fishing was insane but it took all the way up to Saturday at 3pm to finally find crappies. Luckily they stayed put that night for the tournament on Sunday.
I know it's been a while since my last post but I've been busy between fine tuning my tournament techniques and working. But good news is the bluegill bite is on fire along with some dandy crappies coming topside. small tungsten jigs tipped with one or two spikes worked over weeds in 5-7fow have been the ticket for the gills. Crappies have been crushing larger tungsten jigs and plastics suspended over small basins. As for ice thickness, it has been ranging from 7-11'' wit