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WKSparrow

1-9-2005 Report

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WKSparrow    0
WKSparrow

Arrived at Hillman's 1pm, fished 4.7 miles out. Just about 15' of water, 22" of ice, 6" of snow on ice.

Lines in water at 1:45 PM, two crappies in bucket at 1:48 PM! Good Start! Vikes on satellite TV beating snot out of packers! Packed up after game, on the road at 6:45 PM.

Total of 10 crappies - by myself, so that was it. Two in the 12.5" range, rest between 13-14.5" Bit throughout the day and early evening, but seemed to slow down when sun was out, and once it was completely dark. Bit on different colors, best was probably perch eye jig... fish caught 18" off bottom... didn't seem to like much jigging.

good luck!

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NINETOE

Ditto that Sparrow, we were about 3.5 mi out on sat and ended up with 12 crappies, and some Walleye. I caught my fish on a Go Devil with very little jigging. Other houses I checked with did about the same.

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Really want to thank Steve at BearPaws for a great weekend smile.gif

Was up in his small sleeper friday afternoon to sunday and the father in law and I limited on some great slabs, released many more, kept about 20 perch, and released 18 walleyes. Also had one huge northern on that managed to hook into all 3 lines we had, and finally bit off after about 5 minutes. Red glow and blue glow took most our fish.

Great weekend to be on the lake!

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My wife and I were out on Saturday 4.2 miles out of Westwind. Started fishing at 9:00 am and Quit around 3:30 pm. We had 18 slabbers one of which was 17+. Sure will look good on the wall. My wifes wall! Also 7 eyes one just short of 26 inches.

Thanks to the Westwind bait shop for the advise. smile.gifsmile.giflaugh.gif

"Your bobbers down!"

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My second trip of the year and caught 12 crappies, 8 walleyes and no perch. Fished from Noon on Friday the 7th till 9Am the 8th. My house is out on Hillman's road about 4-4.5 miles. Had to work a little harder for these, saw many on the Vex that would not bite and those that did popped and dropped a lot. No daytime bite (except for the walleyes) this time. Phelps tick jigs red and blue. Saw fish coming in at all depths at times. Most were caught 12" off bottom. Was skunked on crappies first 3 trips last year so this is great. Hope the bite continues for everyone.

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Bobber Boy, Concrats on the 17 incher, there tough to come by. you got any pictures of that big crappie? Would be nice to see.

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