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carps and water temps- bass connection

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fishingaddict    0
fishingaddict

Yesterday I was on whaletail and today on tonka and both scenriaos occured.

On tale and today on tonka(st.albines bay, gideon bay, n-arm). I kept finding carp spawing, real tiny gils, and a few small male bass.

What I am trying to figure out where would the bass be right now?

I saw alot of people still fishing pts.

I know sunnies will spawn around 70, lgmouth spawn around 61, crappies not sure.

What order to the fish move in to the shallows, is it crappies, lg mouth, sunnies. Where does the **** oopps carp fall into this order.

I dont have a temp gauge and trying to figure things out.

Whould the crappies be back out deep? Where would the bigger bass be. Have they spawned or yet to do there thing? Will the bigger sunnies be moving in?

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From what I've seen and what I know. Crappies are first, then largemouth, then sunnies, and as for the carp... I believe they are during or immediately after the sunnies. Because of the warm temps in the next few days I think the water is going to warm up quick. On my temp gauge it has jumped 8 degrees or so in the last week. Right now the sunnies should be on the beds. As for bass and crappies, I am not sure exactly. I don't know if they (crappies) scatter post spawn for a while then school up again in a few weeks. I know some guys have been doing well on all of the previously mentions species (spelled it right this time!! smile.gif). Hopefully they will give their two cents.

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I was out today with a friends dad and we were catching sunnies and nice bluegills in the shallows still tending to the beds. Bass were jumping around in slightly deeper water and carp were occasionally showing up in the shallows. You knew when they were around because all of a sudden the sunnies would quit biting and you could see them on-guard on the nests.

I don't think the crappies have spawned yet but I think the bass have.

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Was out Friday and it seemed that every 3rd sunnie that we would catch it would still have eggs... As for the crappies every 3rd or 5th would NOT have its eggs...

Though we would hook into some bass or Pike but they were not in the 7-10 feet of water where we were fishing!

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We were on Minnetonka yesterday and couldn't find any crappies in our normal spots so it looked as if they had left the spawning areas for deeper water. We did end up finding some decent ones out in 14-18'of water on the weedline on the southeast tip of Big Island just off of the shallow water marker. They were hitting small plastic jigs with mini-mites being the most productive. We got several in the 10-11" range with one 13" and a handful in the 8-10" range. Had to leave because the traffic was so heavy and they came so close to you out there that it didn't seem to be worth the battle. Went to bass fish and got blanked. Only saw one caught up in North Arm. I think the thunderstorms on Saturday night really shut them down. Carp were going crazy up in North Arm along the shore. Saw one throw himself up on shore and flop his way back in.

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I was on Bryant Lake Saturday morning going for some bass and the carp were nuts in the shallows. I started fishing the shoreline for bass, but got nothing...

I tried a little further out and was able to catch a few bass, nothing to brag about, but at least I didn't end up skunked.

I know that the carp were spawning, but I was starting to think that the carp, with all their activity, were chasing the bass out of the shallows.

Also, I've never seen so many carp in the lakes as I have this year. I grew up in WI on a river and I'm used to seeing tons of carp during spawn, but never in lakes... this is getting crazy.

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