checked out my favorite cook county forest preserve crappie lake on the south side Wednesday, ice was 1 1/2 inches, went back this morning Friday ice was 3 inches!!
only checked near shore and just a couple of spots !! should be good by Sunday!!!
got out today around 8 this morning, took a while to find a school of crappies, drilled about 10 holes. started catching crappies, caught about 20, biggest 6 1/2 inches, everything else was 5 to 6 inches, also caught small gills and 2 small bass, all fish released!! not bad for the first ice outing!!
Wednesday heading to a different lake looking for descent size fish, I hope!!!