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Looking to head out there today any reports of eyes or crappies thanks

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I was just thinkin about ol clearwater myself, I have heard of wavering ice conditions on the east side so be carefull! good luck and please post your findings!

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heard a few reports of some coming out by the Waterfront. 20-32 FOW.

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I was out yesterday, Not in front of BJ's though. Farther to the left down by the black hole access. No fish to speak of there. We then went to the deep water and found fish but they were pretty small. You'll have to reel them up pretty slow if you're not planning to keep them.

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I've been fishing out by the black hole for a couple weeks now. It is real spotty as far as fishing. 1- 25" walleye one night. 1- 18 and 2 under twelve another. I have been picking up some northerns in really deep water 8lb in 51 ft, 2 ft off the bottom and a few more in 38 feet on the bottom. 1 crappie so far about 6" I have been seeing them down there suspended off the bottom but nothing will bite. I am going to go out again this weekend maybe I will have some better luck.

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those tight lipped critters!... ya know what never fails me on the finikey-ist of fish, a small hook with a waxy covering it, and a tiny split shot an inch above the hook. Just enough weight to sink it, but the Entire idea is to sink it REAL slow. Helps when there is not much of a jig for them to take too. It takes 60-90 seconds to get down 20 ft. but they tend to hit it with out hesitation. It just gets to be too damn frustrating when it stops sinking half way down, and ya don't know why. Too much weight kills the idea though, and a vex doesn't pick up the hook usualy, so a weight near the hook can be esential. I believe it is a MUST to have an extreamly sinsive rod or spring bobber tip, and use 1 or 2 lb. line. I hate not having success, so I have tried it all. I have even used the little red plastic tails by Techniglo on a hook, and it worked both with, and without a waxy. Yeah, no bait and it worked! SUPER SLOW DROP, and SMALL, SMALL, SMALL. It takes an avid guy to do all that though. Good luck.

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