Constantly changing and variable weather in the past week continued to keep fishermen guessing on most waters across the Northwoods. Several cold fronts and regular rain showers dropped water temperatures a bit and this has continued to confuse the bass and panfish species that have been trying to spawn. Some warm temps in the last several days have bumped water temperatures back into the low to mid-60's on many lakes and this has spurred on a slug of bass and panfish activity. Both largemouth and smallmouth bass should be in the middle of their spawning periods and many dished out areas can be observed in the shallows - with the males often sitting tight and guarding the nests. Crappie have been finishing up their nesting activities, while pumpkinseed and bluegill are just starting to congregate prior to their spawning rituals.