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Craig Plummer

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Hows the crappie bite been lately? I am going out there this coming saturday with a friend neither of us have fished the lake before but we want to get into some catch and release crappies. Any hot baits or colors? Depths?

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I would seriously reccomend heading somewhere else. Where else? i have no idea, it has been ridiculous trying to get on some good crappies out this way. My buddy works for a builder that lives on the lake and says the fishing has been horrible, its average to good early ice and then they just seem to dissapear like a lot of lakes in the area.

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if you have a map just go to the deeper holes im sure you will catch the small crappies that are in the lake. mostly where all the houses are if no map and dont want to pick your own spot. glow pink or green with minnow

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Fish off the north end of the island, get a map i think your looking for 13fow and you should catch fish, no guerantee on size. This is where i usually fish.

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I fished off the South point of the island on Thurs and caught a bunch of small crappie. Anywhere from 18-25 feet, seemed to be pretty thick, lots of fun just no big ones. Plain minnow, gulb nibblet on a orange/pink jig, really didn't seem to matter much, most were pretty tight to the bottom.

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Went out to the south side of the lake, ended up getting about fifteen crappies biggest one hitting 8 inches \:\) still had a fun day though

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My typical Pike spot has dried up the last 2 times out and I am yet to catch a walleye over 13 inches this year on Bald Eagle. I stay away from the crowds and avoid the tiny ccrappies though.

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I have a buddy that caught a 27" out there right after first ice.

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seems like you never hear about anybody catching any big panfish or crappies out there

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I fish bald eagle every weekend for northerns and do well everytime only in about 5-8 ft of water and use shiners. I got my biggest one lastweekend it was 32 inches and weighed 13 lbs. Barley got it out of my 8 inch hole. had it on my metal stringer and the fish pulled the clasp apart and back down the hole it went, I was able to take a picture of it on my cell phone but doesn't show how big it really was.

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