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Little lakes are giving up fish

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Altough we have just lost the ice there are fish being caught.

I like to target those smaller lakes that warm quickly.


I'm catching mostly all male crappies with a few gills mixed in.


You can tell the males as they get blacker in area that are normally white like around the mouths .

Once we get into the spawn the males really get black.

Of coarse you can tell a female with those fat bellies.


Those pesky bass have been hitting too while searching for those crappies.



I've been using 64th oz hair jigs under a cork .Say 12" between them.Work the shore where there is some fallen trees or the reed stuble from last year.

They have also been found in that 4-6 FOW while roaming looking for food.

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Hey, nice specks, and green carp too! thats a nice lookin little jig there! grin.gif I like to do a bit of fishing in the area, guess I will have to start checking this forum! wink.gif

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Crappie Keith: Shhhh, you want to whisper when your back there. you could get an echo if you don't whisper.

Whispering is good at times.

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CT,was that you with your dad in there on Sat.?

I'll be in ther Sat. around noon,look me up.


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