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evinrudespeed

Nichols Lake near Hwy 53

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I haven't seen real good reports from the local Duluth area so I'm planning on driving a little farther North up Hwy53. Has anyone fished for crappies recently out of Nichols Lake? Is there a road plowed from the landing to the 30 foot hole? Any info would be helpful...I'll post after I hopefully catch my limit, thanks!!

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only ice
I haven't seen real good reports from the local Duluth area so I'm planning on driving a little farther North up Hwy53. Has anyone fished for crappies recently out of Nichols Lake? Is there a road plowed from the landing to the 30 foot hole? Any info would be helpful...I'll post after I hopefully catch my limit, thanks!!
I have a place over on the South Shore. I havent fished it this year, but there is a road over and lake looked good with lots of trucks driving around.

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evinrudespeed

Thanks "only ice"...I'll keep you posted for sure.

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Kaslow

evin how did ya do? im thinking of heading out there tonight or tomorrow

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tearin' lips

I fished Nichols last year 2x. After the first time I told myself I would never fish it again...but I still did. Caught small, small crappies pretty much everywhere. I don't recall one crappie being bigger that 6". Couldn't find the bluegills in the lake either...

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Steve Foss

I fished Nichols last year 2x. After the first time I told myself I would never fish it again...but I still did. Caught small, small crappies pretty much everywhere. I don't recall one crappie being bigger that 6". Couldn't find the bluegills in the lake either...

With stunted pannies, first thing I thought of is that it sounds like a pike fishery could be going strong, and a quick look at the DNR Lake Finder survey data backs that up. Hmmmmm, tip-ups for early ice pike next year? I think so! Here it is with still nearly a month to go for laker season and already I'm thinking about first-ice pike next Thanksgiving. Always looking over the next horizon. gringrin

But where there are small panfish, there have to be some decent ones, too. smilesmile

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loadmaster

I think I would drive a little bit up 53 and hit Murphy (Horse shoe) or one the local lakes in the area. Done good after season end never seem to do any good prior to that.>>>later the load

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gardn184

can't be any worse than leoria was lips, and did someone say big pike........I think I'm gonna have to beat you to that spot Mr. Foss :), or you could always come down and join

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evinrudespeed

Kaslow-

I caught 3 perch (very small) and 3 crappies (two were keepers), but I threw back since I didn't have enough to eat. Caught everything in 15-18FOW with orange color lure and minnows...nothing on grubs. You might want to try the deeper whole during the day? Road conditions were great too and I was able to drive all around with my blazer...with the warmer weather it might get a little sketchy! Keep me posted, I might try again this weekend.

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Kaslow

evin- instead of heading out there last night. i went out to caribou and finally got on the crappies. i was kinda shocked on how shallow i was to finally catch them at this time of season. but i did. did pretty good caught a few keepers as well small ones. but lost a some hogs that made my drag roar once they hit the bottom of the hole. i was catching them pretty shallow as well, thought that being in 10 fow at this time was weird fishing 5 to 6 feet under ice in the weeds just about. but ended up paying off for 2 nights of being skunked out there in deeper water.

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tryintrout

ok first off i know this is a little late seeing as the ice is pretty much all gone by now, but i seen one of my favorite lakes mentioned and i knew i had to say something about it. This lake has an amazing early season crappie hole (the thirty foot hole). A friend of mine who has a place on the lake invites me to fish it with him often and on the last time we went we both limited out on 10-14 inche crappies all day. Not to mention a few nice pike to keep our lures fresh. So long story short, its an amazing crappie and pike lake... plus dont forget to try some great summer bass fishing.

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