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Ok. the plan was to fish crappies all day on sat. But I got a buddy who wants to catch some trout in the morn. So where do I go for a better afternoon bite for some crappies. I heard evenings at zumbro have been slow and I heard the same about chester. Which of the two offers me a better chance at finding a better afternoon bite.

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I like Zumbro better. I have done well at chester in the past however the crappies I catch on the Zumbro are bigger.

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Evening??? Gotta give the nod to Chester. Night bite is near non-existent on Zum (for pannies.) If you can find the crappies at Chester they'll bite. You'll probably have to go hole hopping to stay on them.

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I must have found a lucky spot then. I have fished the Zumbro this year only at night except for Tues. morning and have done better at night than in the morning or day time. Like I said I may hve been lucky. But I am not the only one out either must have been a dozen trucks out Sat. night till I left at midnight.

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I've also had better luck at Chester for crappies in the eve. Just get near, but not next to, submerged wood. I would say within maybe 20 feet or so. If you have electronics, you will be amazed at how it just comes to life under the ice. Now granted, it isn't always like that, but more often than not.

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I'd also say chester. Sometime the pannines on the zum shut off after dark. They are almost always catchable on chester after dark.

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