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Hillman's road update

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Buddy looked around and decided that we had way too many plow trucks in good shape yet so we went and abused some opening up a new area. At the 6 mile mark of the main road a new big road angles off to the NW. It's a little under 3 miles long and ends at a big patch of rough ice in the "crappie highway" area. The road bank is on the south side so it is easy going north off from it.

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was the welder getting lonely??? crappies still spotty? I am hoping to sneak up during the week in early March....are your week's pretty open???we're still grinning about our trip on 12-26 & 27....our buddies that backed out are still groaning about our 120 walleyes....

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was the welder getting lonely???

No I wasn't, both myself and the Miller Arc where just content not spending time together.

When those guys plow I often go hide with the clients in the houses and peak me head out to see if they are still rolling. I really don't like to watch the " If we get a good run at it I bet we can blast that heavy stuff right outta there".

I have to admit they did a good job on the road. Straight as an arrow right into the heart of the Crappie Highway, should defintly help corner them crappies.

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Johnny P. I have been invited up for a last of feb. first of march trip. I have a 2 wheel drive suv. Just wondering if i will have any problems getting around on the lake. Thanks for the info. Can't wait to get up there for my first time.

Duane

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Of course alot could change by time you get here. We could have super warm temps and zero snow on the ice or we could be knee high in slush by then. Right now you are going to be limited with two wheel drive.

Look into a set of chains if you want to try going cross country.

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thanks for the info Johnny

Duane

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hey guys, how does the snow look on the north side of the new road. i will be up today sometime. might try off of the new road with a wheel house.

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Is the crappie highway a term for something? I am on familiar with Red Lake.

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I am going to west wind next friday anybody have any fish tales?

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 Originally Posted By: Maker Of Shoe
Is the crappie highway a term for something? I am on familiar with Red Lake.

The "Crappie Highway" was coined from the route the migrating crappies tend to follow as they migrate eastward towards the spawning grounds. It is made up of clay basins, deeper water saddles and structural elements that has always produced good crappie fishing. Basicaly they are folowing one food source to the next in a habitat comfortable to them.

Pretty much it is where you want to be when the crappies start to move heavy.

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