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Dellfin

Finally...Cedar Island Produces!

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5 Straight weekends of fishing with slow-to-no action. Was beginning to lose hope. Yesterday was phenomenal! I haven't seen that much color on the Lowrance since L O' Woods 3 years ago. Had to put one of the rods down because too much action and couldn't manage both. Sorry to brag here, but I'm just pumped!

Tried a new ice spot that reportedly produced well in the past during the spring. BINGO. Hot times were 10-noon and 4-6:30. Red buck shot type (without the shot) with red hook with a pinched crappie head were producing an abundcance of real nice slabs.

Not sure if I'm willing to brave the cold weather today or not, but with the last day off work and the overpowering "call of the crappie", I may not be able to resist. They are there and they are hungry.

Fish fry tonite...all are welcome. 8^)

Good luck.

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Dean Schellinger

Congrats man, not a whole lot of things better than a hot crappie bite!

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Stick in Mud

Congrats! I'm jealous!!

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steeplechaser2

plenty of jealousy to go around...bravo...it's been slow for me lately....i had to venture to Upper Red to get quality action this weekend.....

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Fishing Freak

i been out there 2 time and caught some crappies and im going to try it out the friday and the rest of the weekend i'll let you know how i did.

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Fishing Freak

how thick is the ice out there

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Sartell Angler

6 feet, no less!

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whitetailfreak

what side of the lake were you fishing? i was on the east and didnt even mark a fish.

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dws

Sartell Angler, you are wrong I measured 7 feet.

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Sartell Angler

haha my bad

could barely see the bottom of the hole this afternoon out there!

Forgot the heater--not fun trying to keep the hands warm and the holes ice-free in our little portable with this cold weather. Hoping the warmup at the start of next week lasts indefinitely!

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Dellfin

Going to give it another shot this weekend and see if I can do a repeat performance. Wished I'd have been up on Thursday and yesterday since the hot bite described in this original post was just before a cold front moved in.

If this weekend doesn't work out on Cedar Island, that's OK...heading back to LOW for the annual eye-hunt next Wednesday.

Good luck!

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JIGGIN'

Anymore action out on Cedar island???

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Berens Lake ON

I kept 15 sunnies, 6 crappies, and 2 perch this morning... 9-12 FOW, Red Glow, 3 maggots, I could see County 22 from my spot.

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JIGGIN'

Cool, thanks for the report. I have a good idea where you were because I have fished the same area in years past. A lot of great water out there if you move around to find em' Thanks again and happy fishing...

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