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Area Hot Spots.

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Would like to come up to the area Monday, where could a guy drop a line or 2 and get after some crappies or even some Wally's,, any help would be appreciated,,,thanx and merry x-mas !

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yeah I found the hot spot, thanks to no one for responding.........

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I grew up in this area and you'll have a tough time prying out any hot spots from anglers around there. My best advice is to just get out and fish and stay very mobile.

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Slap-slayer, Sorry I missed your post as I was fishing Lake of the Woods.

For hot spots, I would focus on Eagle, Green, and Norway Lakes.

Eagle lake has 2 points to check out. Olsaon's bar on the east side Gps N45d 10.775 W95d 0.120, Farm Bar on the west N45d 10.946 W95d 0.260. Also a sunkin Island NE os farm bar.

Green lake has humps and points in so many places its hard to say where you should start. But watch out for ice cracks and heaves. not the place to go down in a vehicle.

Norway lake has lots of crappies and some nice walleyes in it. I start in the west bay, east of west norway. It's shallow with a 10 foot hole on the east end. But with lots of weeds that hold all the fish you could want. many walleyes caught last year were 11 to 13 inches. This year many of those fish are 12 to 14 inches. But there are northerns in the bay some guys spear fish, so watch for unmarked holes. The bay to the south is also a good area.

Later in the season move to the deep hole in the main lake. The crappies suspend out there 12 to 22 feet down over 25 to 30 feet of water. I do some guide trips out there, plus once lived on lake. Any Questions e-mail me jigginjim@aol.com

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went to swenson on thursday night, and there was a lot of water on the ice. I did not get too many fish, but marked a bunch more.

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Hamrej, Thursday afternoon and evening were perfect. with the water on top of ice it made for fast bottom reading with a locator. I could just set the transducer on the ice, if I marked fish drill a hole, or keep moving until I did.

Than its put the camera down to see what type of fish are under me. I also marked under water bars to the point that I now have 1 foot contour map of a few of my good spots.

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where does a guy go on Wagonga for some eye's?? is there another access beside the one on the southeast end??? also any crappies here or no??

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slab-- there is another access on the n.w. side. mostly walleyes, northerns and perch. i have not caught crappies in this lake and i dont ever remember hearing of any. i could be wrong on that though. i'm sure someone else will post if they know of crappies here. its a very shallow lake. not much stucture. most fishing 7-10'. since its so shallow, its usually advised to stay away from the crowds and the noise.

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Slab- I agree, there's a little structure but good luck finding it. Map says it goes down to 15' to the west but who knows. Usually very muddy water with clarity to the bottom of your hole. Maybe it's better this year. With not much structure just head out a somewhere in the middle a drop a couple holes. Chances are it's 7 feet most everywhere. Sort through the bullies and you might get some of them chunky eye's. I haven't been out there this year yet, any word on how they're biting?

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I was on Wagonga a week and a half ago out from the SE access. We caught 3 small ones between 2 of us. They were biting really lightly. Was out on Diamond last week and not even a bite. It's sad to see how much that lake is getting pounded. It used to be a really good lake.

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"Was out on Diamond last week and not even a bite. It's sad to see how much that lake is getting pounded. It used to be a really good lake."

Sorry to here that. haven't been up there this year, but after last year, i thought that this might happen. later.

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They used to take buckets full of crappies out of it back in the Day of the point on the south side it drops into some deeper water I used to have a cabin out there and know a little bit on that lakes history, I fished it alot before the whole county RAPED IT to absolute death!! Back then we were one of maybe 2 or three houses on the entire lake. Not so long ago Mid 90's Then one day a guy came into the bait shop with a pail of jumbos and now well you know the rest.

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It seems like all the lakes are getting hit harder nowadays. Gear is better, more people have portable ice houses and/or fancy pull behind houses, more people have depth finders, heaters are better, look at the proliferation of 4-wheelers. Used to be ice fishing didn't seriously start until people could drive on the ice and shacks were 4 pieces of plywood nailed together. People are also more mobile and don't hesitate to drive 100 miles. It all adds up to more pressure on the lakes.

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