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Crappies picking up

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If the last two days are any indication,the crappies are picking up on the St. Croix.Today was better than yesterday.Kept six and threw back a few that were borderline keepers.The fish were nice too:10 1/2" to 13+".Five were white crappies and one was a black crappie.Caught two of them tulibees or whatever they are when a small school came through.No sauger or walleye.Like yesterday, the best time was 9-11 am.Then it basically shut off with some lookers here and there.The fish came in from bottom to 3 feet off bottom.Could have left the deadstick rod with live minnow home because I think all but one came jigging gold swedish pimples or a tiny jigging rap w/minnow head.38' of water.Not a bucket filled with fish,but that's all I need.Might be information overload but I just thought some guys might be interested.Post your adventures too.Good Luck Fishing!!!

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Fished walleye today.Caught two walleyes,(16 1/2" and 13") and one sturgeon.Both walleyes caught on yellow jig head and fathead on a slip bobber.Later.

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Sinker: Good to hear the crappie are picking up. What area are you fishing??? Across from Bayport or power line??? Any help would be great.

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Oreno3, I was across from Bayport but south of the group of ice houses probably 400 yards or so.Anywhere in there seems good.Kind of funny,a guy stopped by Wednesday and I had three nice crappies and Thursday he stopped and I had six.I went north farther on Friday and while driving on the edge of the river I recognized his truck with about two other trucks in a group where I was fishing the previous days.He was a nice enough guy.Luckily it's a big river.Good luck when you go.Let me know how you do.

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I'm going out of Bayport today in a couple hours. This is the first winter I ever ice fished on the Croix and this will be my second time fishing this spot. Thanks Sinker for your regular reports and updates on the fishing down there. You seem pretty dedicated to fishing that area. I don't know if you FM-ers ever bump into each other much down there but if you recognize me don't hesitate to stop by and introduce yourself. I'm a pretty nice guy. I'm a short, black guy wearing a brown camo jacket and a navy blue fur hat, fishing with a tall, white guy. We'll be in a Clam junior and parked nearby (if we can still get on the ice easy enough)will be a green Jeep cherokee sport. Good luck and see ya on da ice!!

Manny

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Blacksportsman, no problem for the reports.It's pretty much all I do in the winter and I fish the St. Croix alot.We do bump into each other now and again.I've talked to TRZ and his friend Chris a few times.Nice guys.I will stop and say hi if I see you.Good Luck Fishing!!!

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No fish for us on sunday. Not even a single bite. Fished from 8:30am until early afternoon out of Bayport. Started in 34' of water, moved across the river to about 38'. Talk about some thick ice! It was nice meeting ya Sinker, thanks for stopping by. We only fished for another hour after seeing ya out there. We were gonna head back and try some spots closer to home (NE Minneapolis/Columbia Heights) for crappies but the woman-folk made us stay in for the rest of the day. Maybe next time...

Manny

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Manny, good to meet you also.Yeah, you guys had some thick ice in that one hole.Keep fishing!They're in there.Take it easy.

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