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  1. mr.kong

    Crappie ice fishing

    Where would b a good spot for crappie ice fishing right now around saint paul, mn?
  2. St Cloud Get Together 1/30/16, 8:00 am until you want to leave When after all of your feedback the St Cloud Get Together will be on Horseshoe Lake near Richmond. The event will be held near a spot call the Meth Hole. The area gets this name from the methane gas bubbles that sometimes leaves a small hole in the ice. Today the ice conditions where checked again and found to be 14-15" of good ice between the winter access and the gathering area. Thanks Don and Rick. The Meth Hole area is well known for a great place to catch channel catfish through the ice. What you may not know is that it is also and excellent spot for catch crappies, walleyes and the infamous party crappie,(rock bass). Channel cats can be caught on the same gear you use for crappies or walleyes. Those targeting cats often use pieces of minnows, chicken liver or live minnows. These baits can be fish under a sensitive bobber or jigged on a small jigging spoon. Despite there size, channel cats can be very light biters so take that into account. Crappies can be caught on the usual crappie techniques, including plastics. We caught a lot of crappies last year along with the cats. So if cats aren't your thing there still the crappies or walleyes to target. With the late ice this winter there hasn't been a lot of people fishing this area. So fishing could be really good. As the name implies, this event is mostly for fun. It's a great way to meet others from the forum, tell stories, share techniques and maybe even a few fishing spots. There will be a potluck about noon. The plan is to have a fish fry with any donated catfish, crappies or walleyes from the morning. If folks could pack a fillet knife and a fish cleaning board that would be great. Also storing fish so they don't freeze makes the cleaning process so much easier. Bring a dish to pass. This is a family friendly event so bring the whole family! I will have some fishing goodies for the kids. Given the ice thickness it is important that vehicles are spread out a bit. Try to avoid parking 3-4 vehicles right next to each other. Know what your vehicle and fishhouse needs for ice based on it's weight. Horseshoe Lake is south of Richmond MN on CR 22. There is a public access about 1 mile south of Hwy 23. DO NOT USE this access as it sits on the river and is a high current area. Instead use the winter access further south(see on map). I look forwards to seeing you all there!
  3. St Cloud Get Together 1/30/16, 8:00 am until you want to leave When after all of your feedback the St Cloud Get Together will be on Horseshoe Lake near Richmond. The event will be held near a spot call the Meth Hole. The area gets this name from the methane gas bubbles that sometimes leaves a small hole in the ice. Today the ice conditions where check again and found to be 14-15" of good ice between the winter access and the gathering area. Thanks Don and Rick. The Meth Hole area is well known for a great place to catch channel catfish through the ice. What you may not know is that it is also and excellent spot for catch crappies, walleyes and the infamous party crappie, (rock bass). Channel cats can be caught on the same gear you use for crappies or walleyes. Those targeting cats often use pieces of minnows, chicken liver or live minnows. These baits can be fish under a sensitive bobber or jigged on a small jigging spoon. Despite there size channel cats can be very light biters so take that into account. Crappies can be caught on the usual crappie techniques, including plastics. We caught a lot of crappies last year along with the cats. So if cats aren't your thing there still the crappies or walleyes to target. With the late ice this winter there hasn't been a lot of people fishing this area. So fishing would be really good. As the name implies, this event is mostly for fun. It's a great way to meet others from the forum, tell stories, share techniques and maybe even a few fishing spots. There will be a potluck about noon. The plan is to have a fish fry with any donated catfish, crappies or walleyes from the morning. If folks could pack a fillet knife and a fish cleaning board that would be great. Also storing fish so they don't freeze makes the cleaning process so much easier. Bring a dish to pass. The is a family friendly event so bring the whole family! I will have some fishing goodies for the kids. Given the ice thickness it is important that vehicles are spread out a bit. Try to avoid parking 3-4 vehicles right next to each other. Know what your vehicle and fishhouse needs for ice based on it's weight. Horseshoe Lake is south of Richmond MN on CR 22. There is a public access about 1 mile south of Hwy 23. DO NOT USE this access as it sits on the river and is a high current area. Instead use the winter access further south(see on map). I look forwards to seeing you all there!
  4. Have you ever wondered why crappies and sunfish, during early season ice fishing aren't in the same locations as they were the previous year. Maybe you had an experience where you were on an awesome bite one day and the next everything was gone. What happened? Here are some clues and a number of facts that may help you and if you want to factor them into your ice fishing equation maybe these pieces of the puzzle make your ice fishing season more enjoyable. 7 Ice Fishing Facts To Help You Catch Early Season Panfish What do YOU think?
  5. Have been waiting for the crappies to move out into there mid-summer haunts, seems like it's just about to kick in. Was out today and found them deeper and suspended, but not the numbers you would expect for this time of year. They may still be in transition, last week they seemed to be all over the place. Has anyone else noticed this? I think another week or two and the mid to late summer suspended pattern will lock in. Just wondering what other crappie fisherman have observed on there favorite crappie lakes.
  6. The crappies are going pretty good now, some lakes they are on the beds and some lakes are seeing a solid post spawn bite. Evenings from shore, fishing the inside weed edge has produced some awesome fishing. Slip bobbers and shiners have produced best for me!
  7. Finally made it back to Fishing Minnesota. Had to get a new user name, since I could not locate my old password and haven't used this site in a while... Anyways.... I fished Big Sandy last weekend May 22-26 (Extended trip since it was by birthday), and fared pretty well, only on the walleye side. Fished in 14 to 18 FOT, with live bait, jigs with fatheads and lindy rigs produced fish. Caught mostly 13-16 inchers eyes, along with some decent size perch. Locator was definitely needed, and just backed troll to find fish. Neighbor caught a 28'' eye. He wouldn't tell me where, although he said that was the only eye he caught last Friday, just a plain old lindy and leech. Purpose of the trip was to find the crappie slabs, yet did not find any in the shallows near pencil reeds, only small snakes took my jigs. I tired various locations on the lake from the northwest bays, to islands around "the pass", to bellhorn, etc... yet could not locate them anywhere. Only place where I found a 13 incher was washed up on shore near Davis Bay. Anybody have any luck with any pannies or crappies on BSL? Dont have to be specific... FOT? I wont head back to Big Sandy until June 13th weekend. Going to fish other lakes and getting ready for Muskie opener on the 6th!'' Good luck to everybody!
  8. Pike caught with 111 crappies... 111 crappies in it's stomach.