Three of us fished IL yesterday. Not a bad day for the first day on the ice. We easily caught over three hundred gills. Most were not keepers. We did keep 30-40 of the biggest ones, 8"-10". Also caught 3 nice perch and 3 small eyes. Lost one at the hole about 1.5-2 lbs. It didn't really matter what bait you used, wax worms and spikes. No specific color. We fished only at the reserve due to the snow. We couldn't find anywhere to park at Long Island area. Snow was way to deep. I did hear they were fishing Cranberry and catching eyes and perch. Ice at the reserve was 3"-6". Snowmobiles were out running on the ice. Met zachpyles another ogf memeber there also,they were doing about the same as us. Didn't catch any crappies at all.