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Pyrex

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Pyrex

I heard thru the grapevine the dnr is considering closing the crappie fishing on diamond due to the large amounts of fish harvested over the past few months. I was wondering if anyone else heard anything on this or is it just bait shop talk?

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LEECH21

Haven't heard anything???

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Sartell Angler

little late for that!

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sparcebag

WHEEY Too late I'm worried about the spring crappie bite now,Man everyone was takin limits everyday,well not everyone but bout everybody I spoke with.

I never recall the DNR closing any lake for over fishin cept the big Intensely managed lakes. Crappie come back quick but Its dissapionting seeing that many leave the lake.Just too many people out there I last counted 122 houses where bite was.The area I counted them was bout 50 yds. wide x 200 yds long! they were on top of each other.

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settymn

They should have reduce the limit to 5 in December like they do with the big lakes. I know there has been a lot of fish caught there, but not all those houses have caught their limits, and if they have the DNR should go check freezers and start giving out tickets to over limits. Maybe people will think next time they have a freezer full, and do a little catch and release.

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sparcebag

Just saw a friend who lives on the main lake,He said they went out when there were sooo many shacks on the ice, and cruised on snowmachine to count houses,cause he'd never in 30 yrs saw that many he counted over 625 WOW theres only 330 property owners.I guess the fish really took a beating.

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slim1

I'm afraid by the lack of smaller class fish,5-9 inchers in there. Most I've seen are the 10 -12 inchers about 3-4 different classes of fish. Can kiss spring bite good bye. there seems to be not as many walleyes caught this year, what is everyones feelings on that?

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sparcebag

Last opener the eyes were hittin like crazy,But they were only 10-13 inch fish,every late afternoon the boats were lineing up on the same spot 30-40 boats at times,in the same spot as all the shacks on the ice now,3-5 people per boat.They were havin fun but I wonder what they were takin.The sunfish bite got out too and they also were hammered! I had never seen so many boats as last spring,early summer,and now the ice shacks,I am wondering how I'll do this year,

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slim1

we where at a cabin on the lake for a week last july, hot and windy and we got some walleyes even in that heat. Also got huge sunnies on lighted bobbers around midnight of the full moon boy they would fight good.

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EsoxCop

The power of the internet. If you get on fish and don't want the spot to get exploited....don't tell anyone. To quote the Hells Angels "Three can keep a secret if two are dead".

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slim1

hard to keep secret when 600 houses out there

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jumboperch

How did the 600 houses get there? When there are 600 houses on one lake the size of diamond, the secret is out.

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Sartell Angler

right on Esox

If you get on a hot bite and guys are fishing without houses, try C&R on all fish caught....guys will at first look at you like you're crazy, then ask why you aren't keeping them...some will even ask if they can have your fish.

Nothing like bounty to transform sportsmen into game hogs.

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ImissReeds

Its such a bunch of fish hogging double dippers down there, I'm nothing but glad I moved north years ago.

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BucksnDucks

 Originally Posted By: ImissReeds
Its such a bunch of fish hogging double dippers down there, I'm nothing but glad I moved north years ago.

With a general attitude like yours, so is everyone else! Not everyone who has fished this lake has been doing that, so get off your high horse! I've read alot of your comments lately and they seem to be nothing sort of negative, every single one of them!

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sparcebag

B&D I tend to have to agree with you.

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slim1

I suppose when taking over the limit is done up north its done by someone from the south?

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crappieking

I must have missed the comment about southerners,what was said?

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therookie

mr. crappie,

this runs deeper than just words, it has to do with things like the emancipation

proclamation, succession from the union, the killing of a president; and its been

going on for over 150 years.

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crappieking

Uh okay, I was only wondering what happened,but I guess its really none of my business anyway. Good luck fishing!!!

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therookie

mr. crappie,

your last line was exactly my point, i am going to be new to the area and just

want to go fishing.

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David Kasten

Welcome to minnesota, home of 10,000 lakes and 10 million ice fishermen. Thats the way it is anywhere you go..

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FishOn!

...Speaking of negative. I have never seen a positive comment by Dckasten either. I believe its in the forum rules that all posts must remain positive. Everyone, rethink why you are here!!!

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David Kasten

I have no idea why youd see that as a negative comment. Just because i dont come up with the same solution to a problem as you do doesnt mean my anwser was a negative one. Correct me if im wrong but thats the same as telling me im an idiot because i dont have the same opinion as you? If there are 600+ people fishing on a lake and the fish numbers go down why dont you tell me what your explanation would be, aliens? Refering the the forum policy, why wouldnt the comment you posted be considered "negative"? I never said anything bad about anybody, thats just how i feel. Lakes can only handle so much pressure, its the same as deer hunting. Hunt one piece of land and shoot a deer everytime you go out and well, Sooner or later you wont be seeing deer in that spot.

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David Kasten

would everybody just watch there own bobber? seems like everyone is making comments about people being negative. FishOn my sister does a lit of whinning to, shes still in highschool.. whats your excuse?

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