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Tonka crappies

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Heading out in the morning to look for some crappies. I think i will be putting in at grays bay. If anyone has a idea where to start looking that would be great. Depth would be good!

Thanks, LovenLifeGuy

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Was on Tonka tonight for the first time in years, and actually only the second times ever fishing it. We were in a small bay crappie fishing, and we got 2 12 inchers, half a dozen 10-11 inchers and a bunch of 8-9 inchers. Nothing smaller than 8" I was surprised. Nice sizes. (Didn't keep any.)

We also caught about 12 or so bass, a few in the 14" range, one 15". We moved each time we caught a 3rd bass in the same spot. Also caught two small pike. Also a few sunnies. Fishgin was good! Real fun!

About 4.5 - 6 feet of water, and there was some type of under water brush pile or something that we could feel in the area - a few of them.

A few other boats out there and only two that we saw catch fish. Fun time!

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