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Headed out to Prior this afternoon seeking the largemouth. Anyone been out lately? I'm hoping that since we've passed Labor Day the jetskis & large boats will be mostly absent...

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was out this morning 7am - noon...

was in search of eyes and wound up with 2 crappies 2 bass and about a dozen sunfish....didn't keep a one....

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The pans too small for keeps?

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crappies were about 8in

sunnies were in the 7 to 10 inch range... could have kept them but would rathere catch them through the ice....

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I fished the docks and midlake structure a few weeks ago and we had the most action on Senko worms rigged "wacky" style. Also a few bass on shallow cranks. Nothing bigger than 13-14", but the action was fairly consistent. We had the best luck fishing the shaded docks in the morning. Good luck and watch out for the early morning waterskiers!

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That's about what we experienced - big fish last night was a 16" bass. But the little guys certainly became active right before that storm rolled in. On the plus side it was a nice day & the lack of big boats steaming by at 50MPH was greatly appreciated!

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I think thats the story of that lake. I always catch a lot, and don't usually catch anything with size. I know they're there, but they are just hard to find.

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Where is the best spot on that lake to catch fish anyways? I don't want to catch bass either ( no offense ) How about the secret for crappies on there?

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i havent caught many crappies on the open water mainly on the ice

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