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NJL

I need help I think

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I need to know what Im doing wrong cuz I cant catch any thing worth while. Ive been going out on buffalo lake since First day after Xmas and no luck. Im new to the area

I live in otsego and dont know where to go. My wife bought me my fish house for Xmas so i can spend time with the kids since Im laid off of work. So puttin time on the lake is no problem. Ive tried going out at 3:30pm till 9:30pm & 6:00am till 10:30am. Ive used plain hooks and glow jigs, fat heads and crappie minnows. I set the house out on the north side right in the middle of every one and there mother. and so far all i caught is 2=small crappie

6=smaller pirch

1=6"walleye

can any one be so kind and help me out. I do kind of know how to fish i think ? Im not looking for any ones hot spots I just want to catch more than one fish a night.

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NJL shoot me an email and I can try to help you out...kdschmidt02@hotmail.com

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Do you have a flasher? Often crappies will suspend and if you're fishing near the bottom you'll miss the passing schools. Try fishing in 30 fow and setting one line at 18' and another at 24' and your success should improve. Good luck

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Thanks for the help Im going to try yo find a map of depths & no I dont have a flasher. would 18" to 24" off bottom be good for other kinds fish too. thanks again

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If you want to target walleyes and craps I would move north or south of the 30 feet (only one spot on lake) until you are in about 20-24 FOW. Then do as previously suggested use one line at about 1 foot off bottom and one about 15 to 18 feet below ice. You will likely only catch craps on the 15-18 feet line but have a shot at either walleye or craps on the line just off bottom. It's pretty crowded around that spot so you may want to go to the outside of the crowd but still maintain these depths.

Good luck!

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Hey NJL, I was out alot this year. Focus on the 20-25 ft. range. These eyes seem to really respond to active jiggin. I mean big lift and drops with a spoon (frostee, buckshot, or Forage minnow). I am only using the head of the minnow. But lift and drop (like 2 or 3 ft.) and do it often. I don't puase for even a second until I get a fish comming up. I know it sucks sometimes with nothing under you according to the flasher, but let your big lure sit on the bottom, and rip it off and then repeat like 5 times or so, and It sure does bring the eyes around. Doing it with the camera, and I get eyes to come around maybe 8 out of 10 times. I have had walleyes come around well before dark with that method too. Just use glow red, what ever you do. I swear by it. Good luck.

Oh yeah...South access and fish away from the groups. That is a must.

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22 FOW 3-5ft off of bottom crappie minnow and try a red, pink, or orange jig. I hook it right behind the dorso fin in the back. I caught over 40 craps in 2 days, have always done better in the morning. Good Luck.

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Try the south access go west to the break to deep water.

Find a inside turn in 15 FOW. Fish walleyes 4" off the bottom and start for craps 1-1.5 feet off the bottom. You can get craps and Walters in the same spot. Light line 6 lb test maximum.

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