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Crappie Report 04-24-07

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What a difference a day makes. I was out yesterday morning and it was a decent bite but not fast and furious. Today was a different story. It was one of those days that you just can't do anything wrong. The weather was beautiful out there today, sunshine and calm seas. The crappies were very active compared to yesterday morning. It was a 50 plus morning. This week will just get better and better each day. By the weekend, fishing should be red hot. Sorry I don't have any pics to share but I was alone, no cameraman. I was fishing for staging crappies, some were going shallow but many were just on the verge of heading in. Water temps are hanging in the mid 40s, but this sunshine will help. The fish were just slamming the baits today. Northland firefly jigs tipped with gulp or a jig and puddle jumper have been hot. The big ones are starting to show up too. I had quite a few in the 12-13 1/2 inch range. It's a great time to play hooky from work. Our guides have a few openings if anyone wants to get in the on hot bite. I'll keep you posted again tomorrow.

Jason Erlandson

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palisade1kid

This time of year you never know how they will do.

In & out they go.

A little ripple ripple on the water can make all of the difference.

If it gets a few degrees to cold they stay out .you never know but once you figure them out Ka-Ching!

Nice report.

We are over in the palisade area putting the hurt to them.

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Nothing monsterous ,but pretty good action.

Those bass are finding there way to the boat too,inadvertantly of coarse.

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they are not huge,I'd say 2.5 lbs but they are fun to reel in.

I've got a new Fenwick this year for my UL rod & it's a blast under the load those pesky bass put to it.

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Sportland_Bait

Nice report Keith! Back in those muddy bays you are sure to run into a bunch of bass this time of the year. Good luck on them craps.

Jason Erlandson

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Just killin time for those moster gills to start up.

Unfortunately they will run right into my walleye fishing.

Boo-Hoo!

I'm heading back for some slabs in 8 minutes!

I'll drop a note tommorow.

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Have fun with those slabs you got over their in Crow Wing Co.

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Hopper

Went out for a quick trip lastnight. Found the sunfish, crappies were small. This weekend will be awesome.

Stopped by the Gull (Contact Us Please), lots of northerns, carp and some walleyes. Saw 1 big 10+ northern.

This weekend should be great!!!

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