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doughnut03

Anyone know of a spot for an easy bite? I'm taking my brother out tomorrow and we're just doing some C&R and want to know what has been pretty "hot." Duck has been decent in the past, is that still the case? Just looking for some pannies to keep us busy for a few hours before the enevitable return to hormonal women \:\) Any help would be appreciated!!

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eyepatrol

I wish there were such a thing as an easy bite! \:\/

In all seriousness, if you had decent success on Duck, I'd go back there. We're kind of going through the "mid-winter duldrums" right now IMO and any decent bite would be worth staying after.

Good luck!

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Team Otter

The SE end of Clear Lake in Waseca is worth a look.

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doughnut03

thanks guys, any help is MUCH appreciated

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Lunchbox21

i would try duck. pretty consistant bite when we were there on saturday. we went away from all the other houses, about 15 feet of water.

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zappy

I agree on the Duck recommendation - the bite was still good on Saturday. Caught quite a few crappie in 17 feet of water by dropping a crappie minnow on a glow jig down about three or feet under the ice. Plenty of sunnies right on the bottom as well.

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Team Otter

Right under the ice? Imagine that. Way to go!

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crappieking

East bay on Madison lake is always worth checking,with all those weeds back there dead or alive. Might be a bit early yet, but when they are there its HOT!!

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Team Otter

It's a big bay.

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doughnut03

Went out to Duck last night, we were quite a ways from the "village" and had pretty slow bites- my brother outfished me with black 20# test... it was like fishing with a clothesline!! Ended up catching 8 total, a tiny perch, 2 sunnies and the rest crappies, considering heading out there again and fishing a little deeper, but Madison crossed my mind too- thanks for the suggestions!!

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