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Hey Crappie Keith,

Are you getting pumped up for those big fat slabs through the ice?

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Pumped...Pumped you say....OMG!

I count 44 days until the day after turkey day which is when I hit my local small hole which freezes up faster then the other places.Withing a week or 2 after that I'll be rearin on those mules that BS has.

Here's to clear thick ice.....hooooora!

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Yeah I'm getting pumped too. My friends Mike T. and Casey have fished BS with you and done pretty well. I might try to make it up this year and fish the Jig.

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Yup MT & Casey are great...do you know Jack?

C'mon up and we will have some fun rearin.

ixnay on the jig talka.

Here's Cory dury a blizzard we fished in.

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Here's the boyz at the 1st annual mulefest 07

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Jep I know Jack. I don't post too much on catch-n, but I go by my real name Ben Newton. Jack is some sort of crappie genius. Last winter, Jack, Mike and I fished together on a metro Mississippi backwater for 'craps. We all fished the same location with similar lures and presentations, but Jack caught more crappies than Mike and I put together...

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Well then it looks like we need to spend some time together so I can get you up to speed on the ways of the slabs!

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Call me an oddball, but I'd really like to get into some tullibee and/or whitefish through the ice sometime. Do you get those on BS?

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So when you catch 'em, are you fishing for crappies and incidentally run into tullibees? Or do you specifically target them?

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They come late ice.

I'll be fishing crappies and I'll see them come in way up high.

Then I'll go after them.

My smoker get a full load 1 a year.

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I was at BS a couple of years ago in the spring, there was another fisherman that was after tullibee. they weren't hitting on BS, so he decided to drive to Leech. It is fishing no matter what the species.

I am sure with a name like Carp-Fisher, you have read the "carp" forum. Tullibees, carp, bullheads...they are all fish.

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Hay, carp and bullies are one thing!

Tullies are a whole differnt world and class of fish!

I used to buy smoked tulips and I tell ya! Smoked, they are the cats meaow!

I have tried carped smoked once, it was ok. Not enough oil?

Bullies are only good for bait!

Good luck!

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Ok I admit it, I do fish for carp on occasion. If you have access to alot of big carp and/or buffalo fish try this: just smoke the rib sections of the fish...cut them out just like a small pork or beef slab. When you are done smoking the little slabs, you end up with some nice meat with toothpicks!

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A genius...thanks, Carp. That's a first. It's all in how you hold your mouth. I'm looking forward to a few more winter trips to BS. But not quite yet. Too much good fall fishing ahead to be thinking of winter.

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Jack, are you going to go up and hit bass or pokegama this fall for pannies?

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Not that I don't want to but probably not. I vacationed in GR a few weeks ago. Our winter trip will most likely be the next time up for me.

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Wow, how was the GR trip? Did you find any of the 10" gills/14" craps?

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Crappie Keith,

My son is off of school for MEA on the 18th and 19th of October. My plan is to bring him up to our cabin on Big Sandy for some grouse hunting, but I'd also like to get him out on the lake for some fishing. I've never had a great deal of luck on Big Sandy after the turnover, but would love to get out and fish it some time. Let me know if you would be interested and going out with us for a day. We could use a good guide. We would be open either the afternoon of the 18th or 19th and would be willing to take you out in our boat. Let me know if you would be interested in coming out of the woods for either one of those days and we can try to get something planned.

I've enjoyed reading all of your posts on this forum for the past few years and it's obvious you have had a great deal of success fishing Big Sandy. I'd love for you to share some of that knowledge with my son and I.

Tony

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Tony,I'd sincerely relish the opportunity to show you however I already have that weekend booked with hunters.

I would point you to Davis Bay ...in the 25 foot hole.

They should be there suspended.

Get set up with a slip bobber set up and minnow for those slabs.

Also on the main lake just off of the road to the west from Bill horn in Wabun Bay there is that big water slide.

Get straight out in front of it only favor the east where the small house is right next to the slide.Then look west toward the dam and line yourself up with that 1st point.

In 10-12 fow you can mark 2 cribs.

They will be there too.

The main point on the northern end of Bill Horn Bay. It gets 24 fow of off the point .Try there as well.

For eyes just troll 7 fow around the shoreline with lindy's tipped with leeches or find humps on the main lake that you can slip bobber with leeches in 7-10 fow.

You should get a good map or if you have an H2O with navionics you'll have 1 foot contours to lead you to those areas then use your electronic fish locator to home in.

If this was earlier in the year I'd have said yes in a heartbeat.

Once we get ice I can show you how to be deadly on BSL for those slabs.

I'm sorry,I hope this helps....oh Aitkin lake may be a place to try in the main 17 foot hole.

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whoa.......did i just read Crappiekeith suggest using minnows and leeches!! grin.gif

I guess since you are not going with them then meat can be used until you show them the way of the hair jig huh....

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I don't even have 1 for myself,well 2 I guess.I've got 15 guys with orders .......

Right now live bait works real good.Later it get's tougher ,but for now bait up.

Ozzie ,you ole dog.....nice catch!

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Crappie Keith,

Thanks for the response. I'm familiar with the slide and the cribs that you mention. We have a place on the lake near the boat launch/culvert.

Shoot me your email address or phone number, I'd love to bounce a couple of question off of you around Aitkin Lake and Davis Bay.

Tony

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