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gundyicefishing

upper or lower mission?

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just wondering how the crappie bite is i was up there earlier this winter and did ok.

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Drilled a couple dozen holes along the weedline on the west coast of Lower on Saturday where we had great success the past 2 seasons but the pannies had lock jaw. Pulled the plug and ran to N Long for the sundown bite and managed a few small Crappies and Snakes.

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When we hit Upper Mission a few weeks ago we couldnt figure them out. Tried many different spots and many different techniques, but to no avail. Maybe it was just bad timing? Ive heard alot better reports from Lower Mission. But havent tried it myself.

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Pretty slow all winter. I did get some nice sunnies last week.

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The panfish don't gave lock-jaw, they are gone. A 900 acre lake can't take as much pressure as U.M. has the last few years. Time to find a new lake to "hammer-em" on.

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I'm 30 years old and have been pulling crappies out since i was little. Must be great spawning areas to keep the crappie population up. But it was a terrible year out there.

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Can a guy still access the lake through that resort on the south-east side? I think I tried last year but the owner blocked the road. Probalby good for the crappie population. I dont think I have ever seen so many people fishing tiny crappies in one area like I saw out there a few winters ago.

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