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GreyGoose

Whitefish chain crappies

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Just lookin for some pointer on crappie fishing the chain. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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There suspended near the drop offs, usually deep water. A good cabbage weed line in about 12-15 FOW is prime habitat, like to get out there about an hour before sundown and slow troll a 1/16 oz mister twister until I hit a couple, then I might anchor and toss the jig around. Dont really need minnows. Sometimes you get a bonus wally mixed in. They seem to really heat up near sundown.

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thanks! anyone else?

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    • Sherman
      I'll be out this wknd and got 3 spots to try out so still debating which one will be the ticket. The past couple weeks I've been getting some while crappie fishing.  Going to be shore fishing so FYI the water level is pretty high right now with all the rain from few weeks ago. A wader would be handy if you have one.  Good luck n be safe out there.
    • Thulie
      Found a half dozen good size crappies on Clear Lake in Waseca Sunday.  Just off the bottom in 8 feet of water, minnows under bobbers.  Water temp was 58 on the east side of the lake, which was a full degree above the rest of the lake.
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