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

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Congrats! I'm jealous!!

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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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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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how thick is the ice out there

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6 feet, no less!

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

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Sartell Angler, you are wrong I measured 7 feet.

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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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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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Anymore action out on Cedar island???

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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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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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      2 hours ago, JBMasterAngler said:

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      I bet the state, not the political cronies, would get a lot more money by having the auction on the internet or allowing phone bids.  Heck, put them on the bay of E. 



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    • chaffmj
      26 hunting dogs have been killed by wolves in NW Wisconsin this year? Wow!
    • SpecialK
      It's been dredged to 4'. The lake still has a sandbar. He did not dredge past the creek mouth
    • leech~~
      Could have throw a line off the south shore since you were all the way up there.
    • easyrider25
      Hey guys thanks for the tips.  What you are saying really makes sense.  I have been working on these items this week, not expecting a completely changed dog out there but looking forward to continued exercises this weekend out in the blind.
    • JBMasterAngler
      Drove all the way up to grindstone this morning from Forest Lake. As I'm driving along the shoreline, I can't stop admiring how beautiful of a day it is, and how great it will be to be on the water. Was totally amped up to fish for some trout! Then I pull up to the boat launch...and it's closed down!  This dredging project has been pushed back for years, then they finally decide to do it on a beautiful sunny day, that I picked to come here...on the last day of the lake trout season nonetheless! Needless to say, I was very upset!