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crappies

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I hear that Mille Lacs has some nice crappies however rarely see or hear of any caught! Are there fish or only fish stories?

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It is true, there are some huge crappies in the lake and at certain times of the year are easy to catch... I can not give any more information because several people I know take their kids to catch them, and I would like to make sure it stays fun for the kids and not have a bunch of adults pushing kids aside to catch some crappies...

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it is basically a wild goose chase for most, they can be caught in the bays in the winter and spring, boat harbors can put some out this time of year. My boat got a huge 17 incher off a shad rap earlier this fall in the weeds. if you really want to join the crappie circus try in front of scenic bay resort in the winter. laugh.gif

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