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We are visiting a relatives cabin for the weekend on Fish Trap. I am in charge of finding some fish to catch. Can anyone give me some info?? What kind of structure to find for crappies and or walleyes? Thanks for any help!

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We are visiting a relatives cabin for the weekend on Fish Trap. I am in charge of finding some fish to catch. Can anyone give me some info?? What kind of structure to find for crappies and or walleyes? Thanks for any help!


My suggestion is to just straight up give up on Walleye on Fish Trap... Too hard, to clear, too over fished on that lake...

If you want to just show some people some fun... The best thing on Fish trap is the LM bass. And where there's bucket mouths, there's pannys.

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Coach1310

Thanks for the heads up. I was probably gonna stick to pannies anyway, but I may have to try the bass. What kind of weed growth is on Fish Trap? I haven't been there since I was a youngster. Thanks

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tbags

Weeds are really thick in there now. Lots of run off from home owners. We have a plave on that lake and the house next door pretty much could fertilize a golf course. It is terrible. Good luck and have fun. I would toss spinnerbaits where there are bullrushes and rocks. Always plenty of bass in there.

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Coach1310

Thanks tbags! Any ideas on where to start for crappies...sunken islands, humps, specific weed lines.... I will probably troll some weedlines near deep water for both crappies and walleyes and see if I can find a starting point. I am not much of a bass guy, but I'd rather learn how to catch fish, then learn that a different fish isn't biting!!!! Thanks again. If you see a Alumacraft 16 backtroller that is pretty beat up with a 40 horse Johnson tiller, stop and say hi!! My relatives cabin is near the public access, but I have never been there so I can't say exactly where. Does it get fished hard for muskies? I would just like to see someone catch one!!

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Coach1310

Just to report back......the weather was great on Saturday and good on Sunday afternoon. Man is Fish Trap weedy. That curly leaf pondweed is taking over the lake!!! Anyway we found plenty of bluegills, and you had to sort a lot, but we caught some really nice ones anywhere from 16 feet of water to 3 feet of water near docks. There were definitely some males still guarding the nests around some docks out there. Seemed kind of late for that, but they were there and protecting those beds. Struck out on crappies and managed to see one walleye(on the aqua view) on the hump just west of the big island. Spent more time cruising around on the pontoon than originally planned, but it was so nice out I didn't mind. Thanks for all your help. I look forward to fishing this lake in the future. Hopefully someday it won't be so weedy!!

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Coach,

The curly leef pondweed litering the surface of the water will soon begin to die off this time of year. It'll still be under the surface, but not the massive mats of veg. that clog props and look like a swampy mess.

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Good to know...I heard some guys talking at the landing that the DNR proposed to the Fish Trap Lake Owners Association a proposal that would cost each owner about $100 per year to eliminate the weed. They said they would treat it for 3 years and that would go a long way in eliminating it... Anyone else hear this??

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