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federline

Buffalo report - how'd you do?

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federline

Lots of folks out tonight - anyone care to share any stories? Locations optional.

My abridged report: 10" crappies caught by Blaze (I invite him into my fish house, and he catches more fish than me? At least he brought the beer! smile.gif ), all takes were solid and downward, 1'-2' off bottom for the most part, plain hooks and minnows were best, craps responded to moderate-to-agressive jigging. Now if I can get a dang hook set, I'm in business... smile.gif

The wind was bad. Setting and checking tipups was numbing. The ice was 6" where we were over 22 FOW. ATV's were out. Highest traffic getting on and off the lake was about 3:30p and 7:30p, respectively.

Anyone notice Buffalo Lake was the featured lake on the back page of a certain outdoor sport periodical recently? Like it doesn't get enough pressure in winter already.

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moneyback2

Spent Saturday evening on the edge of the deep hole in 18 fow. No fish and lots of wind. Travel out in ATV with 5 inches of ice.

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The Yeti

I'm surprised tht this lake isn't on the verge of being fished out, with how bad it gets pounded every year..

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duckbill

I talked with the fisheries Manager in Montrose and they are surprised that it is able to take that much pressure year after year.

I will hit it a few times early but there are so many great lakes in Wright County to fish.

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Leinenkugels

Was out today. 6.5 inches of ice out from the courthouse. Marked fish on the bottom foot in 23 feet of water. Very Slow. I think fishery people do not fully understand how a lake can produce under high pressure. I know this about Buffalo...when they bite, they bite...when they don't, go elsewhere. For about 7 solid days last year you could catch 10 nice crappies in 30 minutes. And this was 20-30 people at a time on ice. I bet one day there were 200 people out from the courthouse. I figure well over 15,000 fish were taken in those short days.

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BackHerUp

Federline! This is Andy (Kotz)!! How ya doin'? I wanna get out soon...with the new, little one (Marc Andrew) in the house it may be very sporadic fishing this winter! I'd like to hook up with you again this winter...keep me informed about Buffalo!

BTW...How'd the deck project turn out? -- Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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freighttrain50

i was saurday for a few hours got a few nice walleyes and a few craps. i was fishing in about 26 feet of water and everthing was on the bottom. i have also found that Buff is a hit or miss type lake. last year i was out there quite a few times and had my limit of craps in a matter of 10 minutes. then i sat in the same holes and nailed the walleyes. this year has been a little slower but its fishing. its good to get out and drop a few a lines.

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mille lacs muskie bum

I will be out there tomorrow and need some spots, dephts, and any info on what to do. This is my first time on the lake.I will be after walleyes, crappies, and sunnies. I will try it during the day. confused.gif

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