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kingspade651

Will be coming out this coming weekend and fishing in the shanty town area. Hows the crappie bite and how thick is the ice?

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Turk

In case you where wondering about driving, anglers have been driving on for a long time now. Turk

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kingspade651

Sweet well ill definitely be headin out there sometime in the near future, didnt get out there last winter and that was a bummer, caught my biggest crappie out of there. How's the bite been out there this year? I know it can be hit or miss sometimes but i've always had decent luck there. Any info?

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kingspade651

Heading out there tomorrow, will be fishing tipups probably around 20-30fow a few feet off the bottom and settin up shack around 36-40fow for some craps. Hopin to get some for the fryer, ill let ya know how i do

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croixeyes

Kingspade...FYI theres around 24inches of ice out there now,maybe a little more or less depending on where you go.

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fishing tech

Where is the shanty town area? I have not fished the river in the winter and am a little leary. I was thinking about trying the Prescott or Bayport area Sat or Sun. with my 11 year old.

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CrappieFshr651

dying to get out, wanna fish right around the shantytown area, any reports?

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CrappieFshr651

dying to get out, wanna fish right around the shantytown area, any reports?

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stillfishing

dont go around the shantytown a lot of lookers try geting away from there drill a lot of holes exploer try in 20 feet and work your way out try blue glow jigs and small shiner minnows

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icefisher4ever

Is Shanty town are you guys talking about Prescott or Bayport?

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stillfishing

bayport

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turn_in_poachers

How do I get to the shanty town? More specifically, where can I access the river driving? Ive never fished the river before and would like to try it for the first time this weekend. That should be a good place to start, then Ill move if I catch anything or not.

Thanks.

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DonBo

Easiest way. Hwy 95, south of Bayport, turn at Clyde's. Take the first quick left, follow that down over the RR tracks, between the Condo's to the river.

You can't miss shanty town. All the shacks you see - everywhere - are all fishing crappies. Take your pick.

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turn_in_poachers

Thanks Don. Ill check it out.

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CrappieFshr651

I heard 30's again this weekend, think i might finally have to make it out there. Keep sayin im gonna go and end up goin somewhere else. You will see me in a white ford contour with my girlfriend if im out. Stop by and say hi and have a beer, i most likely will have plenty

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CrappieFshr651,

Make sure she's driving home! whistle.gif and good luck!

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CrappieFshr651

Always, definitely do not drink and drive. It looks like a change in plans for sunday, i was gonna hit the croix but goin to tonka now, still gonna try to make it saturday if i can. Will post how i do

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