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Was wondering if people still catch slabs down by Bayport? I used to catch a few down there a couple years ago, havent heard about the place much. Now I saw a write up in the Pioneer Press they other day and the guy at Brothers Bait says the fishings good. Any thoughts?

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TRZ is right.It seems lately if you get any at all they are pretty big although today I caught only two small ones.Having better luck with saugers lately.Up to 16".Fishing in 35'-38' of water.Sometimes they like jigging spoons with minnow heads and other times they like live minnows on a plain hook.Need to experiment.Good Luck Fishing!!!

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crappie fishing has been slow to terrible for about 2 to 3 weeks. if you only target crappie i would wait for action to pick up.

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"The guy" at Brothers Bait is trying to sell bait and attract customers. How does he do this? He says the fishing is good. I don't know "the guy" and I'm not trying to badmouth him or any other bait store owner, just consider the source and their motivations is all.

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Hornhunter,true,very true.I've taken off for up north on info I read in Outdoor News fishing reports and never really did as well as what was printed.I also realize that weather,fishing pressure,etc. can effect fishing so it's just a hit or miss thing.They have a business to run and I have learned to not take the info quite as seriously as I used to.Good Luck Fishing!!!

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I'll ba at the open water on friday.

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Have they started biting yet down by Bayport? Any info would be nice like to get my little cousin down there. Thanks..

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Protrapper, a few weeks back I was doing good on sauger and an occasional nice crappie in 38' of water,but last friday when I tryed,boy it was slow.Wasn't even marking alot of the lookers.Maybe others had better luck on them than me.Later.

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