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Crappies in yet Cookie?

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Looking for a report. Has it been any better since last weekend? Might make a day trip from McGregor if things have changed.

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There was decent bite about 2 weeks ago, We got 8 on opener but I have not heard any good reports since. The guys in the cabin got one yesterday fishing for walleye so that could be a good sign?They are out fishing tonight so it will be interesting to see if they targetted them today, They are here for the walleye

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Larry and the guys ended up with 20 slabs tonight. The water warmed up to that magic # 68

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How's the wind been up there the last few days, and is there any forecasted for the next 2 days. I'll be up there Friday for some fishing, and hope to get into some crappies.

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From the west at 10 to 20 today and frm the WNW 10 to 15 Friday.

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The winds have been hitting each shoreline, it just can't pick a direction. Yesterday it pounded the south shore then swung out of the south and pounded the north shore. It is starting get pretty muddy.

As far as the "majic 68 degrees" I guess you could find it somewhere but I have been on the south shore, the north shore, river and east side trapping shiners and all over the lake guiding and found the south shore coming in at 57-58 degrees, north shore averaging 56 degrees and the river roasting with litle current at 64. These temps can change daily as Red heats and cools very rapidly do to wind created tides pulling water off the bottom and placing it on shore to be blown acrosss the lake surface during the next wind.

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Yes I should clarify that They found 68 degrees surface temp,but with the wind and cool temps today that was short lived

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