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pikehunter461

Crappie report

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pikehunter461

Hey guys, I will be back to northwest bay in only 2 days!! I can't do anything but think about the fishing and looking at the webcam on the One Stop site every few minutes. I think I have a good handle on the pike and bass. Lots of good tips so far for walleye and we will hopefully find them this year. Any advice on the crappies? Is anyone catching them? If they are not on the beds, can they be found and caught in a staging area? Where do they stage? Staying in Northwest Bay, will fish NW Bay, Ash, Alexandria, etc. Crappie tips would be appreciated- I have never caught a Rainy Lake crappie. I will post a report and some pictures when we return.

Thanks guys, good luck on the water!

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Rainydaze

Hey Pikehunter!

The crappies are still full of spawn, and my guess would be the next warm up will spur on some activity. I've caught a few fish by accident in Sand bay over deep water. If the fish are staging obviously look to first deep water off spawning grounds. If they are up doing the deal get up shallow in warm bays pitch small floats with 1/32 oz. jigs with tubies or minnows. Crappies are always a bit of a mystery fish, but when you find them what a great time!

Good Luck!

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tearin' lips

As Daze said they'll be deep. We found them the other day up on the northern reaches of Rainy...surface water temp was 59 degrees, and we were catching them suspended over 20 feet of water. Also as Daze said the next warm days they will be actively moving up in shallow. Look shorelines on the north side(southward faceing shores) for most of the crappies. These area warm up the quickest. Personally I would fish them "fast" 1/8 tube jig inserted into a plastic tube. Slurpies, mimic minnows, or southern crappie pro tubes work well. Try to use your electronics out deep first, if that does not work use this method to fish the shallows. Keep your trolling motor on a steady speed. If they are there you will know in a short amount of time.

Take Care and Good Luck Fishing!!

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Rainydaze

Destroyed the Crappies today! Cross your fingers for a little stability to our weather pattern for some extreme crappie action. I've been really busy fishing eyes, but dedicated the day to finding crappies. For the first half of the day I was 0 for 1000 casts, until I finally found them. Look Shallow, and be careful! Caught about 30 Crappies with the biggest slabs just exceeding 13 inches! Got to love the slabs! Tubies and or Crappie minnows turned most fish although I did some experimenting on other combos that didn't do all that bad either. Good Fishing Guys!

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