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V4life

Spring Crappies

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Can anyone up there let me know if the crappies have started moving in yet? My dad and I want to get up there to catch the good spring bite for the first time. We usually fish the West End. Any updates are greatly appreicated. Thank you and good fishing.

Mike-

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havent heard much yet...i would think they are deeper near where they go shallow....

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Is Rice Bay a good crappie spot this time of year for us East enders?

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There should be crappies in Rice Bay also try Mud Creek Bay and Armstrong Bay.

Cliff

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Thanks for the info Cliff. We decided to wait until this coming Wednesday to dive up for a few days and see if we can get into the crappies. Would you recommend that we stay deep this week as well? Would it be to soon to work the partridge narrows/Black Bay area? Thanks again for all your guidance.

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I have heard that the crappies are in as shallow as 1 to 3 feet!

Walleyes are already out as deep as 36 feet in some of my spots.

Cliff

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black bay would be good....as would way back in norweigian bay and also thru the wake-em-up narrows area

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How deep is the water in black bay, looking at a map it appears to be very shallow.

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Muskie,

I know the water level in black's is pretty shallow. I've never had any issues though navigating in there. I was back there two years ago looking for the crappies but got them on the tale end. I have heard it can be very fun back there with the crappies if you time it right.

I'll be up there Tuesday and Wednesday this week. I'm pretty new to posting here but if anyone is around blacks and norweigan this week feel free to come say hi. I'll be roaming around in my new 17'4 Tracker Tagra, grey. I'm sure i'll have my dad with me this week but we're always happy to give out any info about the fish when we're out there. Thanks again to Cliff for the great information I'll let everyone know how we do out there.

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V4life.

There is agreat crappie bite going in Black Bay in 2' to 4' of water. laugh.gif

I got a couple of different reports today and both said that they did well on fisn up to 14".

Cliff

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All we could find saturday was 3 crappies, really shallow!

The deepest part of black was a little over 6ft. The hump in the narrows before you enter was barely 3ft. watched a couple of outboards pop up in the weeds right where it gets reall narrow!!

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The deepest part of black was a little over 6ft. The hump in the narrows before you enter was barely 3ft. watched a couple of outboards pop up in the weeds right where it gets reall narrow!!


Ouch, I'm coming up there in a few weeks (staying in Black Bay) with a new boat and don't feel like running into any "weekend wreckers". Is everything marked?

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As you come through the narrows into the bay the deeper water is on the left. Youll see the weeds on the right when it gets really narrow, avoid those!!!. When it widens up again start heading to the right and kind of aim for the rock pile. You'll be fine!

Whatch out for rock in front of the little island on the other side of the bay its not marked but it is there. I used to have it as a waypoint on my old GPS.

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Thanks Airjer, I owe you a prop wink.gif

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Don't worry Muskie, I'll navigate us through the channel even after I've had a 12 pack! blush.gif

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