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walleyeking19

good crappie lake around buffalo

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walleyeking19

is there any good crappie lake around buffalo. i am going out sunday and want to catch some nice sized crappies for the fry pan. any help would be great.

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mike morris

How far are you willing to travel? I'm not sure with Buffalo, but I could lead you to a few places around the Annandale/Cokato area.

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FishSystem

Hey there WalleyeKing. You named it... Buffalo. I have been pulling them out since first ice on Buff, and gotten into some big ones too (12"). I just catch more of the nice size a lil later. Around 8 p.m. it seems, and use a larger jig. My best luck is on a large red glow spoon. FROSTEE to be exact. Buckshot's work well too, and a minnow head on whatever you use. I go big cuz the 8" crapps don't eat it up so much. Works REAL good. Limits of 10"+ is easy. Fish away from anyone else (by a good 30yds atleast), you know that already though I'm sure. You cant go wrong. 20-25' and I get more out of the South access about a 1/4 mile out. (2 sleepers in the area and nothing else as of 1/6/08). Good luck, let me know how it goes if you go out there, ya may see me there next Sat. Green w/silver 4-dr Dodge Dakota and Green Eskimo portable. Names Adam.

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walleyeking19

i want to stay about 15 minutes from my house so annandale would be okay with me.

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bassislife

Limits of 10+?. Unless I'm missing something, limits of that size are rare on buffalo. You may manage a limit or two a year on buffalo of 10+, but not many. Between my dad and I, we have fished the lake for 30 years and know many a spot, and the biggest I've managed this year was a 11, and I've only probably got 15 10+ this year. There are tons of 8-9" with an occasional 10-11, and if you're lucky maybe even a 12". So if you are looking for fun and an eater here and there walleyeking, buffalo is a safe bet.

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gemNeyeJoe

sorry fishsystem, but you gave me a good chuckle when i read your post today. "limits of 10+ is easy." far from it. like bassislife said, u can get your 8-9 inchers all the time, but solid 10"s you should be happy to catch. I've fished the lake since I can remember as a kid and the biggest crappie I caught was last year through the ice, it was just under 13" and I've never seen a crappie even near that size out of the lake. Call it a success if you can ice an 11" crappie out of buffalo. But to answer walleyeking's question, try Constance, real close to buffalo, state record white crappie was taken out of that lake in 2002. 3 lbs 15 oz, 18 inches!! now that is a whopper

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FishSystem

Ya know, the guys by me said that same thing. I told 'em 10's and he needed to see. Then he saw and asked "how the [PoorWordUsage]". I don't know, kinda new to Buff...only 3 times last year, and never before. the eyes finaly let up for me, and these crapps are still there. I gave the spot to someone on here, and my bro. My bro still getten 'em last I checked. Just lucky maybe, I always say I don't care if people believe it or not...hey, I'm the one having a blast. Anyways, Kudos to all, and good luck.

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walleyeking19

i might go try constance this weekend if i have any time because it looks like i'm going to go to clearwater sunday.

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gemNeyeJoe

walleyeking, check the DNR website, the lake is a big soup bowl with the 23'{maximum depth} hole in the middle. haven't been out there yet this year, but a guy i was chattin with on beebe this week said he's been doin quite well. so give her a try and let me know.. snap a pic any crappies over 12"!! i want some gratitude for givin ya a spot... =)

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gemNeyeJoe

also FYI, there's a few sharp breaks i would target and fish 12-15 FOW before tryin the deep hole, if trying it at all.. and clearwater is a sure bet, can be a really good lake at times

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fishersofmen

I believe you fishsystem, because i've pulled plenty of 10"s out myself. I hear everyone saying they're using very small crappie minnows or waxies, and yes with that strategy you will catch more fish but they will be smaller as well. Just like you said the bigger the lure the bigger the fish. (TYPICALLY) Had a guy pull up to my house a couple weeks ago and ask how I was doing, told him I had a few nice ones. He said im gonna try waxies and drilled a hole right next to me....pulled out one small crappie after another. Point is not many guys out there fishing crapps with the lures you mentioned.

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BobMac

I'm looking into fishing Lake Rebecca by Rockford. Anybody out there who is familier with that lake? I'm looking at the map and see the closest access point is on the east side. Is that the only access? Also information on driving conditions and best areas of the lake to fish would be nice to know. Thanks

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Kyle Sandberg

I'm not entirely familiar with this lake so I can't help you out much. The east side I belive is the closest access point. If you tried posting this on the Metro forums you might get a couple more responses as well.

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fishinalot

Correct way to measure a Buffalo Crappie....

Push fish with nose against an object, squeeze the tail, DO NOT hold the tape 1" away from object when measuring and have someone else help read the tape. HA HA!

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BobMac

Thanks, I got a posting on that one too.

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Craig34

Hey Walleyeking...any luck on Constance? I had great luck out there two summers ago and virtually nothing last summer the 3 or 4 times I was out. Was thinking about hitting there this winter as it would be easy to cover a lot of the lake in a day. Anyone else spending time on that lake? Think I might try it next weekend...will let y'all know.

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bassphish2005

What is the ice thickness on Constance??? I have fished it in the summer, but never winter.I bass fish all around your area,but almost never fish Wright county when it freezes.

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josterbauer

I know one person that was out last week, and said he only got 2, and not to bother going out. Unless it has changed, that is what I have heard. I was out yesterday with my 4 yr old daughter trying for sunnies. You had to be on the move, only had a few bites, nothing to show for it.

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walleyeking19

went out to constance tonight. the fish were tight lipped, only got one keeper sunny. our night was cut short because my lantern wouldn't stay lit. mad.gif There are tons of guys out there now. i'm going to try that spot later in the year.

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