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TobyHovelsrud

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Thinking about heading here tonight to try my luck for a few hours. I know there are a ton of people out here but I was thinking about trying the area by grassy island. Anyone know if this is a good area to look for crappies?

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Between there and Miller's Point.

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Thanks TO, tonight didn't go so well though. Got out there and after about 20 minutes my light just stopped working, so I tried to fish in the dark but gave up after like 10 minutes. Was in 24 feet of water, marked tons of fish anywhere from 2 to 8 feet down below the ice. They would come in and stay for about 5 minutes then leave for couple and then come back again. Just wondering, but were all of these crappies or some other fish? Thanks.

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Could have been crappies. We fished where you did saturday during the day until about 3 pm. The crappies were stacked on the bottom 8' in 24-30' of water. Maybe they come up shallower at night?

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If you didn't get bit, I would say the marks were probably gizzard shad.

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If they were shad you were in the right area. The bigger crappies and walleye shadow the schools of shad.

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Just like in the summer? Imagine that...

Ha!

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NO I didn't get bit but I kinda thought that they might be shad. I just didn't think those could all be crappies, thanks guys.

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I saw some interesting images from a "side view depth finder". It looked like wolves chasing sheep. A cloud would move by and then the bigger blips would move by. The schools of shad are the ticket year round.

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