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dstyle

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dstyle

Have not heard much about the cribs that were put in back years ago. Are they still there and if so are there many fish around them cribs? How deep were they put in. How far out are they?

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mnhunter 3815

yes they r still there.each spot has about 4 cribs.if you have a gps with a lake chip it will show you where they r at.

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mike morris

Think the furthest is about 3.5 miles out from the east side of the lake. I believe they're sitting in 12 - 15 FOW.

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Random guy

Mike412, look at map. You sure talk like URL pro but you must not have the map yet. ;\)

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kelly-p

There are 5 clusters of 20 cribs each all in 12 feet of water or deeper spread around the lake. there is a map of them at upperredlakeassn or Lakemaster has them on their map.

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mnhunter 3815

yup lakemaster chip has them on there

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Heartman

Do they consistently hold fish or do they just provide another spot to try?

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mike morris

 Originally Posted By: Jonny P
Mike412, look at map. You sure talk like URL pro but you must not have the map yet. ;\)

Thanks for your concerns, Jonny P. I actually have the lakemaster chip plugged into my GPS right now. I could happily give you the name of each crib, and the exact location and depth if you'd like. ;\)

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Random guy

 Originally Posted By: Mike412
Think the furthest is about 3.5 miles out from the east side of the lake.

I'm just saying the the North Ditch cluster is roughly 5 miles from the eastern shore and the South Shore Cluster is roughly 7.5 - 8 miles from the eastern shore.

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RogersResort

The only time that I have seen crappies caught with any consistency is mid summer, the crappies seem to move off them after the lake freezes over, I have seem many fishermen try to fish them in the winter but have yet to see much if anything caught there. (I am only speaking from my experience here with the south cluster)

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Random guy

Its the same with the northern clusters. Winter time will show some perch, few walleye and a ton of little pike.

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