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Coleman

Crappies on Horseshoe?

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Well, my dad and I had a chance to put the dock and my boat in the water today. And I was wondering if anyone had a chance to try around for crappies? I was thinking about heading out there this weekend or maybe early next week for a little action. I was thinking about trying Becker, but I was also thinking that Mudd would be a good try as well. Anyone have any info or ideas where they might be hanging out? Thanks.

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TheJoster

This is the second weekend after ice out. There are any number of shallow bays that they might be heading for. I know I am going to try under my dock on Horseshoe this weekend and a couple of bays including the tip of Krones Bay. In the past I've also had some luck in a bay on horseshoe by they entrance into Long Lake.

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NELS-BELLS

I hit Cedar Island on the chain yesterday evening for my first open water outing of the season. It was a great evening to be on the water. I managed to catch and release some decent sized Gills and Crappies. The Gills were in about a foot of water. The Crappies were a little deeper.

It was nice to be fishing without freezing my fingers off and having to constantly skim ice out of the hole. cool.gif

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BassManDuluth

Wow! Some of my best Crappie memories are from the horseshoe chain just out of Cold Spring. When they are hitting they are HOT!

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EYEHUNTER10

I fished it alot when I was young dang near got hypothrmia a few times sitting on the pail my dad would never want to go I still remember the stinging when we left in our fingers and toes when we warmed our hands in front of the heat vents almost as cold as I got in just 4 hours in my boat today brrrrrrr crazy.gif

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    • osok
      Been a brutal hard water season for me as well, figured it was a continuation of my fall fishing luck. 
    • Wanderer
      Thanks guys.  I checked out Modis for ice coverage and Navionics to help understand how things are laid out.  Knowing what areas certain fish prefer and those typical depths is a big plus.
    • urbaniceteam
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    • IceHawk
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    • Borch
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    • Tom Sawyer
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