Hey there, I live up North too. I have not had a chance yet, but will be heading out to Simpson Ponds and Big Thompson Ponds this next week hunting for crappie and perch.
I would recommend using either a live minnow or a jig under a bobber. Adjust your depth till you find the fish. I would also try fishing near cover for crappie.
Good Luck and hope to see you ate the lake!