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2guysfishin

Where should a guy fish for crappies on either Bald Eagle or WBL, any ideas?

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PikeBayCommanche

Buy a lake map and look for deeper holes this time of the year. It is going to take some work to find them but will be worth it.

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walleyecheeks

If you want # go to Bald Eagle, If you want size WBL

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2guysfishin

thanks for info, we've been walleye fishing for the past few weeks.

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2guysfishin

thanks for the tip, we've been walleye fishin for a few weeks

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First get a rod with action like above. Second get a jig like above (I perfer little pink one, dave genz made and it glows pink when flashed). Use light 2lb test. berkley vanish works best. finally get the smallest split shot you can find, maybe two. Do not use bobber, but intsall bobber stop (when you check for depth, mark bobber stop at bottom)this will tell you were bottom is. Fish about 6" to 1' off bottom were i am going to tell ya. First bald eagle. I have family over this way and fished both lakes alot. On eagle their are two spot. First on south tip of cigar isle. right off of shore their is a steep drop. fish in 20-30 feet of water. if they aint biting go in 15-20 out from beach on east side. White bear lake, the lake is big find your self 20-30 feet of water and you will get crappies. i have got them from a bar on the north east corner and shrp drop off at south end of lake. Good luck! laugh.gif

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tip with smallest crappie minnow you can find. I have even gotten them of a plastic grub.

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Shack

Walleyecheeks is correct above. Bigger fish are i bigger water.

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TRZ

A buddy of a guy i work with said his uncle's brother in law caught some nice crappies in phalen on the south end in the 52 foot hole i guess he was using crappie minnows, some were over 9 inches, it might be worth a try.

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FatFishie

This might be out of your area, but Minnetonka is producing a large number of crappies. The size is not great, but you can get about 3 or 4 keepers out of every 8 cought. We have been fishing in about 30' with a plain red hook and very small crappie minnows. We are catching at least one about evry 2 minutes..

There is a good hole in spring park bay (just to the left of the landing). There is also some great spots in Phelps. Just find a map and go to the 30 flats in phelps next to the breaks

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      2/18/18     Got out on an area lake an hour before sunrise Saturday. Got a bunch of crappies until they slowed about 9 am. Most between 9.5 and 11 inches. Sunfish started biting about sunrise and bit all morning. Half of them were 8 to 8.5 inches. Most of the rest were 7 to 7.5 inches. Kept two meals of fish--released the rest. 1/32 ounce VMC Tungsten Tubbies tipped with a single wax worm or two red Eurolarvae fished just above some weeds in thirteen feet of water caught fish after fish. Lots of good ice on area lakes. Even though walleyes and pike close in just over a week and wheel houses can't stay out unattended soon, still a lot of good ice fishing for panfish to come. Will have plenty of ice for a while, so get out and enjoy the peace and quiet and fast crappie and sunfish action that March will bring. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
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      So I should set my house in really shallow in on those trees?? Or stay out a little bit on the drop? Going to do a over night if that makes a difference?
    • monstermoose78
      Find them trees if they are in the water. I fished a lake like that and it was fishing the crappies in the trees. I had to use heavier line to horse them out quick.
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