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Green Lake questions

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Went out on Green (Chisago area) yesterday. Found a few spots where I marked fish, but had a heck of a time getting anything to bite. left the lake with no keepable fish. only caught a few 6" - 7" Crappies...
Tried crawlers, minnows, jig'n minnow, jig & crawler, and waxies..YOu name it, by the end of the day, I had thrown it at 'em...
Is it me, or are they on an in-between pattern? It seemed like the fish I did mark and catch were suspended in 20' of water, and weren't interested in anything to eat...
Anyone have ideas, or maybe advice about this lake?

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Matt Johnson

I've had my best luck on Green Lake this time of year in a little shallower water then 20 feet. 6-15 feet seems to be the area I would look for. I like the initial drops off the shallow shorelines, those areas are highly used by crappies as late ice approaches and open water begins. I would use plastics, or a jig and minnow slow drifting over the edge. If you can find the fish in shallower, dark bottom bays/shorelines, then toss a small bobber and plastic. Pick a plastic that has a slow fall, and give the presentation a lift/retrieve every second or two, that will cause the plastic to rise and fall slowly, which seems to do the trick on those crappies.

If you want to drop me an e-mail I might be able to help you out a little more. Good luck!

Good Fishin,
Matt Johnson

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Thanks Matt.
I kind of thought that maybe it was presentation or depth that was the problem, and now I'm pretty sure that was the case.
Looks like I shoulda followed my guts right away and stuck with the first spot I marked fish on the locator.
Just inside the narrows to the small side of the lake, I martked a very big school, and thought that I
d come back to them... never did for some reason, and now I'm thinking that I should've just parked right there...
Thanks Again

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The rest is just details

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