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grave lake gill depth this time of year...

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What depth are you getting gills on Grave now? When

I was up there in January they were in about 22-24 FOW. I'll be making a trip up there middle of next week. Thanks.

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CALVINIST-

We were up there over New Years and caught some brutes. We talked to a guy who had a cabin on the lake and he said he fished more toward the little island straight out from the access and there are also some people who fish the weeds in the channel between the two basins! Not sure what depth, but I believe there is a little break when you work your way toward the island from where you were fishing! If you can't find them in these two places, I wouldn't be afraid to try the deeper water again. Before today, the weather hasn't done anything different then it does in January! Let us know how you do!

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The person you talked to was probably Don. In the channel it only gets about 10ft in the middle. His buddies spear in the channel. Most northerns in the lake would fit between the forks in the spear. lol I'm going up the first week of April for some cabin building/fishing.

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What about the dead heat of summer? I've done okay, but haven't found the behemoths I'm targeting for CPR. Any depth tips? My search lures lose their effectiveness in deep water, maybe that was my problem. I have some ideas of new places I'd like to try. I wish my sonar was a little newer too for marking fish.

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Evenings is the best time.

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      Thanks for the update Don, really appreciate it
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      They should not be in the deep holes anymore now.   The should be moving to that mid range water.   I saw one surface by the 22 bridge as i was driving by.    It was in shallow water.   Don
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      it is open from the 22 access to the 22 bridge and i assume the channel down stream to cold spring.   Don
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