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goosekilla116

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goosekilla116

what happened to the eyes in the last week or so been really slow! any one catchin eyes out there? If so how deep? been great year out there so far would like to finish it off the same as it started! With a few big pigs!

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fishersofmen

Yep, looks like buffalo is dead. Walleyes really slowed down for me mid January. For a lake thats not that big she gets pounded very hard. Just think of the thousands of fish that have been pulled out in the last few months. And I mean thousands.

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hoggs222

Anything happening on Buffalo yet? I'm heading out there for the first time in a few years for one last hoorah with the wheelhouse for the year.

How are the crappies doing?

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fishinalot

Its been fished out!!! Now we can all wait another year for the next round of stocked 10 inchers to appear for us to take out before they get a chance to grow up!

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jigginjim

It has really slowed down to a crawl.

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crapEyEhuntr

I think there are still alot of nice fish in that lake.fish are returned as well, the bite is hot,everybody will be out there.The walleye population is heavy in buffalo,pulaski is a challenge but can be very rewarding.try deer that lake also hold's nice fish!

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hoggs222

I think I might still give it a whirl! I will definitely move away from the crowds (at some distance, at least). Any other lakes you might suggest? I've done ok on Beebe, but.....That lake has kinda been like I tell my buddies about women, it's not all about quantity, but quality!

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fishersofmen

Yea some fish are returned, and several thousand have been taken. Thats why if you think about doing as well as everyone was 2-3 months ago, well what can you say.......And no the bite is not Hot right now.

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NAPAFISH

Best fishing on Buffalo is early season or late ice.

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jigginjim

If the bite is slow in one area. another could be on fire.

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fishersofmen

What im saying is in 2 months after thousands of fish have been taken its theoretically impossible for the bite to be as good. Because there is several thousand less fish. Wouldn't that make sense? Or am I wrong? If you have two hundred gallon aquariums, one has ten crappies in it and the other has 5, which one are you more likely to catch a few crappies out of??????

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Bass_Bully

Just returned from Buffalo...Nothing, didn't even mark fish. I tried some dif. spots that are not typically fished in the winter in hopes of finding fish. Drilled over 30 holes today and fished anywhere from 9-23' of water. Didn't go near any crowds or pressured areas and still no luck! Good luck to anyone that can find em!!

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hoggs222

Friday night was pretty slow out by the courthouse, 3 dink crappies and a 13" walleye.

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Bass_Bully

I did do a bit better last night. Limit and then some of small crappies(all returned). They wern't schooled up, just one here and there. Suspended 5-6' off bottome in 21'.

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hoggs222

I forgot to mention....the ice is thick!!! I had my wheel house on 1 4" block and the auger handle went right to the floor! I didn't have a tape measure, but am glad there wasn't another inch of ice!

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federline

Fri overnight was slow, but depending on where you were, it was slow because you couldn't hook them, or it was slow because you didn't see fish. Some people hadd 10 hits overnight, just couldn't get them to eat it.

Sat overnight was OK action-wise, but the mid-season eye spots are producing large crappies - think spring spawn areas. Andd don't expect faast and furious action, but they are there. Sat overnight we missed 7 takes, cought one walleye, 3 crappies (2 over 12") and a channel cat.

Think spring!

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hoggs222

We were marking some, but they were biting sporadically and light. We were set up in 18 fow. Near the break going into shore. I was thinking next time of trying the break that goes to the little 7' flat. It seems to drop quickly around the 7' area.

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jigginjim

I was thinking of hitting the flats them selves in the evenings. Cut the holes early, just thinking small bait fish or insects may draw some fish on top.

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Craig34

Was out last night and tonight from about 5 to 8. Marking TONS of fish, but nothing is taking. Pulling a few small crappies out, but nothing kept. Dropped the camera down and most of what i've been seeing is small perch and sunnies. Crappies are down there, but are smaller and VERY tight lipped. Tried minnows of all sizes, red larvae and waxies. You have to work really hard for a nice keeper. Did have friends pull 3 walleyes out last night, but only one good eater. The hunt continues!

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DOOM

What do you mean by "One good eater" Eye season is over.

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fishinalot

Craig34

Eye season closed the 24th. You better [PoorWordUsage] it out!

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sticknstring

Hopefully he meant only one good eater as in: amonst the 3 walleyes that were caught, only one nice one to speak of.

Crappies still hammering. Went ballistic on waxies last night during the normal 45 minute window in the snow storm. Nearly all males. Seems the larger fish have moved out. As someone mentioned last week - the transition to the spawning areas has most likely begun. (at least in the area I've been fishing) Even got a nice bonus 10" perch, first one out there all winter. Time to search out shallower water with the portable...

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Craig34

So apparently I need to choose my words more carefully. I should have said one with some size, but everyone probably still would have flipped out. I am well aware of the regulations guys, I'm on the water 150 days a year. I'm the one that's been promoting catch and release all winter. But thanks for the heads up. Sorry for the confusion.

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jigginjim

we may have a little long ice season thanks to the ice thickness.

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