Our good friend Karl Kustor fishes the Kawartha Lakes, ON as much as he can during the winter months. He usually has no problem finding and catching good size Bluegill.
On his last trip he was fishing in 16′ of water and found a Crappie “honey-hole”. Crappie can be tougher to locate throughout the year since they can migrate from area to area much more then Bluegill or Pumpkinseed. Karl caught his fish using small live minnow and fishing near the bottom. With the cold temperatures we have been having in southern Ontario the Kawartha Lakes are a good plan for catching tasty panfish. Remember to always stay away from any areas were there might be current. Even if it looks frozen over, it could be dangerous.