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Steve Ellsworth

Jonny P. -Crappie Fishing?

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Jonny P.

I haven't seen much on the forum for good reports of crappie fishing lately. Do you see any improvement on a daily basis with the crappie bite? As we progress into February, I thought the crappie bite would get better and better. I understand that March is probably the best time for crappie fishing, but how would you evaluate the February bite thus far for crappies? We're coming up in March and staying in your 6 man shack.

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Roughneck17SC

Everyone seems to be getting nervous about the crappie bite as I read through the forums. The difference over the last 2 or 3 years is having to work for the fish. The last 2 years we had some of the best crappie fishing we have ever had on URL. We stuck on the same spot though years prior it meant moving each night and staying away formt he crowds.

I have no doubt that the fishing will never be like it once was and may even become more of a challenge to find the crappies but I think that people have learned to keep things tight lipped. The cat gets out of the bag and the entire lake is looking for where this spot is, finds it, and moves in and thus the good fishing goes away.

Don't fear, the crappies are out there!

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2iceman

Crappie fishing is good right now, you just need to be shallower than you think.

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Ice Ranger

 Originally Posted By: 2iceman
Crappie fishing is good right now, you just need to be shallower than you think.

grin.gif Both statements hard to believe.

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Random guy

This year has brought many new things to URL that have not happened in a few years. It could be the low water levels (so we are shallower then we ever have been already), first heavy snow cover in several years, nasty up down weather and a few bugs we never seen before mixed in. Ma nature threw us a slider that we have not figured out how to hit as of yet.

As for current action today was better, guys getting one, two and even up to five crappies today by sundown(can't believe I just said five was a upswing). We are steadly seeing more and more crappies showing up as normal per the the season with one in every few landing right on a school and getting a bunch.

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mrklean

how much snow is on the lake? Im coming up early march and have a wheeler is it even worth bringing if the snow is real deep?

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Random guy

Changes every day. This morning I could go anywhere I wanted with the plow up, by nightfall it was plow down and full throttle to go anywhere. Couple warm days and we could be right back to open travel.

From what I seen tonight in the headlights it is small patches of bare ice and BIG drifts all over. Tough travel with the wheelers currently.

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