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Infishquinn

1/30/08 Report

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I risked frostbite and hypothermia in hopes of catching some crappies, and it was sort of worth it, but barely. I managed to catch an 11 1/2" White Crappie, 11 1/2", and 8" Black Crappies. It was pretty slow. I fished from 3:30-6:30 near the WI shanty town. Didn't have a bite after 4:30. I caught them on a crappie minnow on a glow hook and a small jigging spoon tipped with a crappie minnow head. I marked lots of fish, but they were finicky. The fish were coming in about 10-12 feet off bottom. I tried fishing near the bottom in hopes of a mudpuppy, but no luck. Are they generally shallower? I want to catch one, and then I'll be done with them. I have some skeptical buddies that don't beleive they exist, so I want to prove them wrong!

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Went out today fished for eyes from about 4:30 to 7:00. Was in 17 foot of water. Ended up catchin two smaller ones probably around 13 or 14 inches, both came on a blue and chrome colored jiggin rap. Infishquinn if you want to see a mud puppy maybe you should fish by me. I swear anytime my lure gets within a foot of the bottom one of those things latches on in no time. I have caught tons of them fishing for walleyes in shallower water but have also caught a few out deeper. Everyone tells me to fish higher up but I have my best luck for walleyes bouncing my lure off the bottom and its doesnt really both me catchin a few of them in the process. Your buddies are wrong, they definetly exist.

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