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Paul_Kramer

Silver Lake Crappies

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Have been going to Silver Lake a few times lately, and having decent luck. The best spot so far has been under the 7th street bridge; it seems like they are using the bridge supports as current breaks. Any small lures with some action such as paddletails, mini-mites, roostertails, cicadas, tubes, beetle spins, and tiny crankbaits have been working. Sonetimes with, but usually without a bobber. Tipping the lures with a small piece of worm or berkley gulp has helped. They are VERY light biting. I usually get about a dozen in an hour or so; they average about 8" with some up to 11". I've been catching a couple small sunnies and largemouths each time, too. Nothing too big but still fun. grin.gif

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Tuesday I was catching Crappies and Sunfish below the Dam on pink/white mini-mite below a bobber (no meat). Someone was fishing for carp and landed a couple of those also.

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