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anyone have any luck with late season crappie fishing?

any info would be great

thanks

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Try the south end bays,they worked for me last year.

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Have got some good info in a post I started on bottom of list/page (macs or isle bay for crappies). Sounds like isle bay infront of senic resort is the best. Let us know if you have any luck.

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i always have great luck in my secret spot in front of scenic bay resort in isle, i heard a guy will be selling hot dogs and beer out there this year. i hope it isn't too crowded. grin.gif

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how big are these crappies?

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8-20 inches, a guy got an 18 incher out in the bay earlier in the year. rumor has it the hot dogs will be 6 and 12 inches ballpark style.

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mmmmmmmm.......hotdogs...........beer.......crappies...... tongue.gif

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So are most of them on the bigger side?

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Big in the sense they are better then you will find in most places within an hours drive of the cities. Big in they will certainly open the eyes of the people you show them to, but not big in the sense that if everybody and their brother goes out to these areas and catches a few limits and tells everyone about it they won't be big anymore. Yeah they will bend your pole and make the trip worthwhile if you get into them, rumor has it there are some really nice bull gills up that way too but you didn't hear it from me! I think it is like the lochness monster, rumors many supposed sightings and a few blurry pictures(keep them blurry and from a far away perspective guys&gals)but never really substantiated! Shhhhhhhhhhh!

Tunrevir~ grin.gif

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tunrevir

Too True, Too True.

I went up to isle last Fri to hit senic resort. When I got their, I said screw it lets go out on main lake were their is a good chance at a fish. Its like going up to the casino for just the buffet, when you get their 9 times out of ten your going to gamble instead. I do not support casino. Bad habbits are hard to break. All in All it just good sitten back at home talk. I have never seen in person or even a photo (I am sure they are out their) of a crappie caught on Mill lacs. I may have read about it in Mill lacs Digest once

when I was on the crapper. Although I did not do well out on main lake and their were a cluster of trucks and porties infront of senic. I have no regrets! blush.gif

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thanks everyone

i appreciate all the info...this did help

thanks again

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They are there but you have to put your time and energy into finding them. Like I said before, find em and tell someone and so on and so on.. They bite best coming into late ice as they are staging and the shacks will show you the way but be careful, because if you do catch some and tell someone the word gets out quick and then you might as well fish right in the cities because that is how much company you will have out there. Prospecting is fun and the chase is really what makes the catching fun. I for one like the perch bite throughout the day and then set up for the evening bite about 4 and wait it out......sometimes you strike gold and sometimes you strike out but that is fishing. Once you do get on fish though, shhhhhhh! They are there but don't exploit them. My .02. Good luck and good fishing! cool.gif

Tunrevir~

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I was in Isle last weekend and its really weed choked and 2 feet shallower then other years, Really weed choked. I talked to the resort owner and he hasent caught a single crappie out there yet this year. He hasent even seen one on the camera. I tried it anyways and got skunked for the crappies, i did get a 23 inch eye though, that was fun. :P

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went out there (isle bay) many times last year. did well on occasion-prolly over 100 people out there, but most leave before they bite. caughta 16" and 17" in one night, but usually went home with a few 10" to 13" they dont bite well until that last day you can walk out there

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