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Crappie reports chisago lakes area ?

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Anything hittin yet? do we need it to warm yet?

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i bet they are out there to catch!.. but I am not!... Way Way way to much warmer open water to be had this year. I dontwant to sound like a wimp or anything, the temps are not horrible, but the winds are.

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I will agree about the winds. Lets just say the run for today was not too fun.

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I think the spring crappie catch this year will be severely affected by the weather as it was last year. When it gets cold right after ice out the spring crappie catch never really recovers. That's just my experience, maybe better fishermen can still find them but I think this weather will be a detriment. I've heard the best crappie fishing is right after ice out, I've also heard the best crappie fishing is when the water temp is at 55 degrees, but it's been my experience that if those two events are more than 2 weeks apart the crappie fishing in the shallows never really peaks. What do the rest of you think?

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I think the spring crappie catch this year will be severely affected by the weather as it was last year. When it gets cold right after ice out the spring crappie catch never really recovers. That's just my experience, maybe better fishermen can still find them but I think this weather will be a detriment. I've heard the best crappie fishing is right after ice out, I've also heard the best crappie fishing is when the water temp is at 55 degrees, but it's been my experience that if those two events are more than 2 weeks apart the crappie fishing in the shallows never really peaks. What do the rest of you think?


Really? I did great with the crappie fishing last year. I fished for crappies from ice out till the Walleye/Pike opener... Crappie fishing seems to always be great every single spring. Crappies have to school up and spawn every spring right? Thus, they should be very easy to catch.

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Yes they have to school up and spawn, but usually the best crappie fishing is pre-spawn. It's the pre-spawn bite in the shallows that I was talking about specifically.

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Yes they have to school up and spawn, but usually the best crappie fishing is pre-spawn. It's the pre-spawn bite in the shallows that I was talking about specifically.


Well if the pre-spawn crappie bite is soo great for you, then how can you be having trouble fishing for them? Lol..

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Went out on Green today and could not buy a crappie crazy.gif So much for there as easy as fish in a barrel in the spring grin.gif Will looks like Chisago lake Sunday to try to redeem my self grin.gif

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Remain calm.. Give it a chance to warm up a little. We are all a little antsy smile.gif

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one 7 inches crappie for 7 hours efforts on chisago lake.. mark few from 7 fow to 25 fow but cldnt get them to bite guess its still early.. at least had chance to get my boat out for the first time of 2007!

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Fished south center yesterday. Tried a lot of different spots...most spots got zero bites. We did get a few fish in the bay across from the swedish mall in Center City. I guess just a day or two early yet.

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