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I have been fishing this lake for Crappies mostly, and have done okay. I assumed I might catch a stray walleye on a rare occasion, but none yet. Are the walleyes tough to find in this lake? Most lakes in the area are good for a brief flurry around sunset, but I haven't gotten any on Cedar yet. I was thinking with the darker water, perhaps the bite is at at different time. Any suggestions?

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Cedar is not really known for walleyes in the winter. Yes you can get a few. There is so much structure in the lake they can be hard to find. If you have a lake map look you will find several sunken islands and points in the big lake and bays. I have not been out there since early ice. They like to bite at pretty normal peak times. Fish the steep breaks of the sunken islands. Good luck.

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bmg

Thanks for the info. Do you suggest similar locations in the open water?

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palisade1kid

Yes

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goggy eyes

I fish walleyes year round around those islands they seem to always have some current which draws the eyes. It seems there always at different depths. But they are there some where. Like Keith said theres lots of structure.

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palisade1kid

Cedar has everything as to what draws/holds eyes.

A good lake map and some time studing would do a guy a world of good to help pin point the go to areas.

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bmg

Goggy, you mean those islands near the public access (each has a run-down shack), or those on each end of the main lake? On the South end of the main lake, there is that island with the red cabin, and nearby that is a nice sunken island where there are buoys marked in the summer. If you're around this weekend maybe we could meet up.

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farmfishing

Goggy I mean bubba is that you.

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palisade1kid

`if you guys could get a pic up in your avatar.........

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icewoman

Just wondering if you had a chance to fish that sunken island on Cedar this weekend. From the cabin I noticed a bunch of people fishing out where it should be. Just wondering how any did. I see people night fishing that area in the summer but have never taken the opportunity. I would be interested in any input. I would love to fish the lake in the winter for crappies but everyone always has said that the lake is full of springs so I am kind of uncertain about running to far on the snowmobile or fourwheeler.

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Icewomen there is a lot of springs out there. I lived and worked on the lake for a long time. I just alwaws check the ice just to be safe. Both marcums and sunset bays are good crappie spots. Little cedar also has a good bite. The area that runs between big and little cedar is the spot you really have to watch for thin ice. The night bite for crappies is usually pretty good. Lots of eyes out there lots of structure to be fished. The islands and points are a good place to start. If fishing in the summer a nightcrawler might be your best friend out there. Good luck and be safe.

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solocam

 Originally Posted By: icewoman
I see people night fishing that area in the summer but have never taken the opportunity.

Icewoman, Most of the people that you see out there at night during the summer are fishing for muskie. If you see a black and tan Fishhawk out there it will more than likely be me.

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Thanks for the input. I don't know Marcum bay ( I wonder if that is what we refer to as crappie bay ), but I am familiar with Sunset Bay. As with most lakes after awhile you tend to make up your own names for spots on the lake.

I have not explored Sunset bay area much, did a little fishing over there this summer and had some nice luck with bass. In the last couple of years I have seen more and more muskie fishing on Cedar. I have fished some and would love to do it more. Last winter I got some nice video of two muskies that would not leave my area ice fishing one day. These were some big fish...did not catch a thing all day but it was fun to watch them. A person can spend a lot of time exploring that lake, lots of nice diverse structure.

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