Caught 35 crappies last night. Can't say exactly where the fish were caught cause I like the privacy for my friends and I. All fish were caught in public water just south of akron. Here are some tips though to help find your own crappie oasis! Look for SHALLOW backwater areas with a muck bottom where Ice is thin or nonexistent. Fish in 3-6 foot of water where the mouth of the backwater is most necked down. Fish 2-3 foot deep using live medium minnows. Fish after dark only! You are wasting time and patience fishing during daylight! If ice is safe you may fish there but you could also make your own open water as my friends and I did with a 15" rim and a castnet. Check out my pics if I can get them to load up! All crappies were from 9 - 12 1/2" long. What a night for this time of year!