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nater2416

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just wondering if anyone could tell me how st.johns is for ice conditions and any reports on the crappies. thank you

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Nater,

Do you attend SJU? I used to fish Sag and Watab about 10 years ago when I used to go there. I didn't have a lot of luck, but I know there are plenty of fish there from buddies I used to fish with. I would head into Avon and ask around there. A lot of locals are pretty helpful when it comes to areas of lakes you may want to start at....

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People are fishing out at Sag. I was out on Sunday night. There were 4 portables out. We have 6-7 inches of ice where we were fishing. The bite was very slow. Fished 4 hours caught 7 crappie, decent size but nothing huge, also caught a 3lb largemouth while looking for sunnies. "Thrill of a lifetime!" I alway say.

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