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Mitchell lake / Big lake

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Im heading out to Mitchell or Big lake on Christmas evening and was wondering if any one could send me to the right lake or direction to find some crapies. I live close to the lake and dont have time to go any where far away. Thanks for any information. and Merry X-mas

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The only time I have ever caught crappies, was the deep spot on Mitchell. I heard Big has some nice crappies, but they seem impossible to find.

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I seen a few people in the deeper water on mitchell this evening, if you were one of them, you have a chance at some crappies there. I rode my wheeler out, and cut a couple holes to check ice thickness around 4 PM. I will try it tuesday evening.

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thanks Ill be heading out on Tues. I didnt get a chance to go out on Christmas. Spending time with the Fam. Ill be out around 1:00pm If your out there Ill see ya there. Try for some Northerns and some crappies grin.gif

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I will be riding a yamaha grizz, pulling a 3-man flip over eskimo. good luck, and see ya there.

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So what was the ice thickness on mitchell?

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I went out on tuesday 12-26 and fished mitchell from 5ft. to 23ft. and caught a bunch of sunnies (small) and missed a few hits on the tip-ups. fished by the channel to Big lake from noon to dusk. How did you all do? the Ice was about 9 to 10 inches thick.

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