It was a beautiful day on Fox Lake here in Wisconsin. I met up with friends for some crappie fishing. As we started out on the frozen lake, it was over cast and cold. It was a perfect day for experience fishing. I say experience fishing because I don't use shanties, or flashers. I enjoy the crisp winds and the whole, "Man vs. Nature" thing. I want to know that the fish I catch are earned. The crappies were moving in waves. Absolutely no fish, to a school of fish in a flash. To say the bite was slow would be a lie. The bite was quick, just the windows of opportunity were small. Downsizing to a size 10 Bro Bug from Northland Tackle with a few spikes worked well. If you hooked into one, get that lure back into the water fast and you would catch another. If you didn't get a second bite you had a good hour or so until the next wave of crappies came. I had a good day and was able to help send my buddy and his girlfriend home with enough fish for a good meal.