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I was checking in to see if anyone has had any luck or heard of anyone catching any crappies? I noticed a few house out on the pond. Does anybody ever have any luck catching any walleyes out there during the winter? We have done O.K. during the boating season trolling cranks.

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friendlyfisher

I will be out at sunrise sunday morning. I will not be chassing the crappies. I will be on the east side by the campgrounds. I will target the northerns and hope for a walleye or two. I have picked up a few eyes in the winter but not many. In the winter they have been all small. In the summer they are all big. good luck, ff

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Fished ripley from 7 to 11am. Landed a couple northerns and one perch. I also had bait from 7/15 station and they were half dead by the time I got to litch.

Anyone know if they are getting crappies out in the middle of ripley. Drove by today and there were at least thirty houses out there, and a whole shore full of 4 wheelers ready to take more out. Houses pop up out on that lake like nothing, even if they are not bitting people will just start moving in. Any one got a report? ff

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Hey FF - my brother-in-law was out this afternoon from 1:00pm-4:00pm. He caught 3 perch. He said the houses were coming out one after another.

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Scott M

If you guys are getting minnows from the 7/15 gas station, citgo or whatever it is with the scoops ice cream, go north a ways on 15 to the shell station, called the outpost. I still have my minnows from 10 days ago with no oxygen running and they're pretty frisky.

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FishingFreak

Naw nothing bitting hard just perch, Just people enjoying a nice day I think. I was out there alday and just got back in and got 1 pike and few 100 small perch.

As for your bait guys stop at Ripley Resort the bait there is good had mine for 6 days all good yet, Also the outpost has a store here also at the old Tom Thump on the west side of town,

Lots of goodies at both places...

I will keep you updated when the bite starts should not be too long,

THE FREAK

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Poutmaster

I was out tonight in the "crappie hole" and it was the dead sea. A few small perch and that was it. There was about 3" of water on top of the ice all over. I found out my waterproof boots are no longer waterproof....

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FishingFreak

Hey Poutmaster,

What was the ice like for thickness, Did Ripley lose much if any, There was almost 14 inch at the hole on thursday, I drove out after watching many others do so, And what kind of house you got maybe we can hook up out there soon,

The Freak !!!

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There was about 11" where I was, plus a good 3" of water on top. It should all be froze back up solid now. Now if I could just find some active fish...

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Farley

Hey Poutmaster,

Do you have that nice new fish house out on the lake yet? Your bro-in-law needs to catch some fish before he goes back. He aint getting any fishing with me.

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