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Just got back from red today, stays with Kelly P not to many others up there so we got to fish from 3 different houses. Caught a 14.5 and 15 inch crappie first day with some 16 in eyes in there my dad got a 35 in pike jigging for crappies. Second day was slow, lots of small eyes with one nice 20 in and one 10 inch crappie. Fishing was slow pretty windy both days so i didnt get to venture out on the lake. I will say i have never had a crappie bend a hook before but that 15 incher almost got off cause it bent the hook. Even though i only got those three i look forward to going back sometime lots of fun. Gonna be a great walleye lake if they ever open up the slot. The eyes we caught were very healthy looking i look forward to going up to fish when i can actually keep the eyes.

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Nice crappies.

Good seeing you got one of the smaller ones that many folks don't believe are there. Last winter we caught several smaller ones in certain spots.

Still a lot of snow on the ice up there I hear.

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Haha yea you could say that, it snowed a little the other night but the wind really messed things up blowing snow every where. Kelly said one of the other houses marked fish all night long but not a single bite.

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Good job on the crappies! Those Red lake slabs sure throw a good fight. Was hopeing on makeing another run up this yr but with doing the spring snow goose thing it doesn't look like it will happen.

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spring snow goose thing? hmmmm. i might get a shot at that also. i kind of hooked up with a guy from sioux falls.

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good for you!

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Glenn- If you get a chance to go do it! The migration alone is worth the trip. Its a specticle to witness and it's addictive that's for sure. When I first started out about 10 yrs or so ago we (me and buddy)started our spread with around 100 decoys and hand calls. Now the spread consists of 6 guys around 1600 decoys and 3 electronic callers costly no doubt but well worth it!! It might be alot of work but I will never quit!!!

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IM hooked on snow goose hunting worst habit in the world to start. leavin march 18 for a week in the dakotas. 1300 texas rigs and 250 full bodies. 12 reel wings its gunna be snowin!

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Icehawk: So true, until you've seen it you just cannot describe it. Awesome. Nice set up, have you figured out the price per pound yet.....LOL Probably a good thing we don't on any of the trips. Success can't be measured in dollars or cents though. I've just about got my wife convinced....Bill

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do you really need all those decoys set out to have any luck?

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to decoy them, yes, you'd need either those huge numbers of low-end dekes or at least a couple hundred of the high-quality full body decoys.

My buddies and I are just going pass and jump shooting, which is what a lot of guys who hunt spring snows do and in all honesty can result is higher #'s of dead birds. Decoy hunting would be more fun but it is hard to justify a new decoy spread when we hunt 'em a couple days each year.

Decoy spread hunters don't like jump shooters, as a general rule.

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where do you guys go for snows in the spring?

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SOUTH DAKOTA!

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