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Cambridge-Elk River-Foley-Milaca-Mora Fishing Reports

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Got a report minutes ago from last night for Blue Lake in Princeton/Zimmerman area. 11" crappies (a couple) mixed in with 8"-10" in approximately 20-25" fow off of the Middle East side big point. Dead stick with green glow Ratzo (small one), small crappie minnow, and spring bobber. 1-2' off of the bottom.

*Perm fish house owners*

Take all valuables home with you. The last week or so there have been many reported break-ins of perm houses left on the lake. Broken locks & doors! If you have a drop down wheel house, take it home with you if possible.

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About time we have a more specific forum for this area - THANSK!

Was out on Quamba the other day and marked few fish with no takers. Tough bit out there.

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Thanks Shackbash! IT is about time for this area!!! Thank you HSO/FM!

I want to share a couple of pitures from last year of my son Matt. We have been back and have others like these. The date is off on the pictures I know!! Matt had his limit of crappies in 40 minutes this day.

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No problemo Mark grin That is a very nice mess of crappies your son has their. Very cool! Also Happy B-Day Mark! smile

I talked with a good friend who made it out on Green Lake Saturday night. He was at the benefit and after headed out to Green with another friend. I did not hear of any limit, but crappies close to/around the 10" mark where caught on the West basin in about 15' fow. Light bobber and plain glow hook, with a small crappie minnow about 6"-12" off the bottom. He was lucky enough to use the Venom bobber he received at the benefit. He said to adjust them so they are just barely at the surface. He was using a flasher to see when the crappies would come in and setting the Venom so it was barley above the surface would allow the crappies to just pull it under a couple inches. SET THE HOOK! Other fish would just yank it down under the ice. He said they would come in waves all the way up till midnight when they left. 9-11pm seen the most action.

Good luck!

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Moved my perm shack on little elk yesturday didnt fish but talked with guys that said they were getting some smaller crappies and no pike action.

the other reports that I heard was Fransis it has slowed way down as far as the crappie bite goes. a couple weeks back it was on fire reports of 11 inchers were common.they were fishing 7 fow 4 foot down.

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Thanks Shack,

Those fish were on #10 ice flies w/eurolarve.

Elwood, My dad and a couple of friends were going to try Francis today. Not sure how he will do since he is 85 and fishes out the car door, so it is a lot harder to hole hop.

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hope he does well they tend t bite that last hour pretty well or so I was told wink

BTW those are some really nice fish you guys got

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I fish out the car door to, I drill a line of holes along some peice of structure and then just move up and down them with the Explorer, this is when I am to lazy or its to cold to actually hole hop outside or actually set up. Works pretty good, my brother in law calls it redneck ice fishing. Its effective though

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riverrat that Minnesota redneck ice trollin wink

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I do the same thing when it's cold out. Just make sure the wind is hitting the opposite side of the vechicle.

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Yep lol, works good when you got a couple hours to kill.

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Went out yesterday to one of the small unmentioned lakes in this area. Fished in 28' next to a 40 something foot hole. Marked fish the whoe entire time but was tough getting them to bite. Ended with 9 Crappies, one was a little 6"er but the rest were nice 10+"ers. Didn't keep any though.

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Is the fishing good me and my kid might go fishing.

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RR, I used to have a minivan that I strategically cut holes in the floor for ice trolling. I miss that thing!

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Was out yesterday and fished three lakes: Coon, George and Linwood. One of the lakes produced 3 nice northerns between 2 1/2 and 4 lbs. Had a nice fish fry for the family last night. Not fast and furious by any means. Didn't get on the lake where the fish were biting until late in the afternoon and got my three fish within an hour. They were VERY shallow! 5-6 feet with the bait only about 1 1/2' below the ice

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RR, I used to have a minivan that I strategically cut holes in the floor for ice trolling. I miss that thing!

Trav when are we going to ge ttogether and go fishing?

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now that I work full time and go to school full time at night, I have zero time to do what I love. Maybe this summer when I'm outta school. You doing any good this winter?

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Not really, I have been busy, then on top of it the wife thinks she can drive my truck anytime there is a threat of snow, and that has all my stuff in it..... so I haven't got out as much as I would like

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Any good areas was at green lake but it was slow.

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let's hope it clears up a little......especially if I am forced to fish this weekend around home!!!!

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i went out wednesday night, caught a few marked alot but might have been baitfish.

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Any one out ice fishing?

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Green Today. Got schooled but only gave it a couple hours. Tons of little perch but did have a couple I would assume large sunnies come in once and awhile, but bitting lite for some reason. Plenty of ice but roads are not plowed so cars and low vehicles tread very carefully. Some drifts would stop you with out 4x4.

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slabber sunnies on Norris.

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