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crappies on rice in brainerd

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Any help find the big crappies and what color lure or minnows and depth? THAAAAAAAAAANKS

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Based on my experience ice fishing Rice Lake, there is no magical spot. The bay where you see all the houses is more or less of a bowl.

Just find a spot away from the crowd, look for 20-28 feet of water, and you'll probably find the crappies/sunfish. Was out there this week, and livebait far outproduced plastics. Didn't land any monster slabs, but could have kept enough for a nice meal.

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Had my house out there for a while, but I couldn't handle the crowd anymore, but yeah the bay is a bowl.

I agree I caught everything on just a jig and minnow, nothing fancy, I did manage a few 12-13 inchers, but their few and far between. Get away from the crowd and youll catch fish.

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I've been fishing rice for a couple weeks now, with the best luck on a plain hook and minnow. Rice reminds me of the fish houses in Grumpy Old Men...all stacked up next to each other!!!

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Don’t use a minnow, they are lightly biting. Use a small 1/64 oz jig head, or smaller if have one. Tip that with a wiggly (some soft plastic worm with lots of tail movement.) you can tip it with waxy or eruo, But I never use bait. Just that good. (lol)

Stick to you white color, rice is pretty mercy.

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