A single-digit temperature greeted us as we pulled off the road along the Narrows at Pineview. Nonetheless, we worked our way down the rocky hill to the lake, and stepped off into some standing water on top of the ice. Not enough to really bother us, we began our walk out toward deeper water.
We cranked the power auger to life, and began drilling holes and checking depths. The target today was crappies, suspended in deep water. And we settled in at depths of 35 and 42 feet, looking to cover some varied depths in search of schools of fish.