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Crappies in Potato

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Where do they find crappies in Potato in the winter? Have tried some spots but not much luck. Any hotspots and what kind of depth?

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You actually believe someone is going to give out "their"

hotspot over an internet forum? My advice, get a lake map

and do your own homework about Potato Lake for crappies.

Woody

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You dont have to be so rude about it. I thought that this forum was for this kind of thing, buddy.

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I do not find anything rude about my reply. If I stepped

on your feelings, no tear shed in PR over it!

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what prwoody is saying is whats mine is mine and he intends to keep it that way instead of saying shoot me a email and ill give you some info on the private side!!! good old mentality of the park rapids boys!!! tongue.gif

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mndiver,

A whole two post on this site and you bash the "park rapids

boys"?! You two really expect someone to give out a hotspot

on a particular lake?? I don't fish Potato for crappies,

but know with any body of water in the area look for the

weedlines off the points. Once again, get a lake map and

start exploring. Please remember that many lakes in this

area have been decimated by only word of mouth when it comes

to crappie fishing in the winter. I will give a few, Lake

Itasca, Big Mantrap, Fishhook, Duck and a few more.

So, if you question the mentality, maybe we are trying to

preserve the quality of fishing for everyone.

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I have to side with PRWoody on this one. I don't think he was being rude with what he said. Most of the lakes in that area are, what I would consider, small in comparison to Mille Lacs or Winni. etc. When the word gets out that there is a good bite happening, it spreads like wildfire. Check out the other area threads and you will notice that nobody is giving away any detailed information unless its a large body of water that can handle the pressure.

As far as Crappies on Potato, I have heard that when you find them they are usually nice sized. I have never fished Potato through the ice but on my home waters I usually find Crappies suspended in the deeper water just outside of a bay or near a shallow flat, during the day and then I like to set up shallower in the evening.

If you find them, (and I hope you do) please keep it to yourself.

Good luck,

Nels

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Here we go again. Last year PRWoody accused tourists of being TERRORISTS. Yeah people can do their own homework, but some general help isnt going to kill anyone like Nels did.

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northernlights,

Please go back and read the thread from January, I never

accused any tourist of being a terrorist. I stated that

some locals use such language. My third post I did give

some advice on where to find crappies on Potato. If you

do venture onto Potato, look out for the pressure ridge

entering the north arm, plus around the north access.

Woody

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red alert!!! red alert!!! i have been nabbed by the post police!!!! give it up!

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Just for all to know, I was born in PR and lived here all but 10 years of my life. I came back because of this area in particular because of all it had to offer. I did not expect specifics on your Hot spot, just a couple of helper hints. I have fished it in the past but not that much luck. Thanx for what was shown to me tho. Gone fishin..

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Hi ALPR, can't help with your question right now but am moving to Park Rapids at the end of Feb and will certainly be willing to help in the future. Maybe we can fish together sometime. Will let you know when I'm there.

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Hey lightningjojo

Thanx for the reply. Email me and let me know when you will be moving to the area. I have lived here almost all of my life and am open to meeting you and sharing info. My email is alholk@unitelc.com

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This is probably off the subject but, how is Potato Lake in the summer for fishing. I was thinking about taking the family up there for a fishing vacation. I am not looking for any spots, just a general idea about the lake. Also does anyone recommend a nice resort on Potato Lake.

Thanks

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Boscoe62,

There are several nice resorts on Potato. Try the Park

Rapids Chamber of Commerce for suggestions. In the summer

you are able to navigate up to Eagle and Island lakes for

additional fishing spots. There is alot of recreational

activities on Potato and Eagle, so this may affect your

fishing.

Woody

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My family and I stayed at Northern Pines the last two years. I would reccomend them, we are booked again for this year.

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