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Kilmo11

since the old one seems to be lost i figured it was time to start a new one

Went out sunday night and it was really slow. the crappies were really finiky, still managed a few. and what is the deal with all the houses way in the bay by the sportsman access?

going out tomarrow so i will report how we do.

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Bigtime22

My brother and I were actually out on Prior sunday night in the bay. We knew we werent going to be out long so we didnt want to wander out too far. We actually hit 3 eyes in 1 hr. They were in the 16-18" range. Not a bad spot to quickfish.

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shooter_mcgavin

Sounds like the sportsmans village is already popping up? I was out a few weeks ago and there wasn't a single permanent out there. Well it was nice while it lasted........

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Dusty

There were full sized trucks and cars out there today. Not me however. The ice looks to be about a foot thick.

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AceintheHole

All its going to take is a 10 cars and trucks busting in like we had in 05 in which I was a part of Blue ranger you might remember for people to start using some common sense. Just not worth any more. Just one mans opinion.

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Dusty

The times that I have seen veh's go in down there is at the access. If the weather warms then you get salt run off from trucks/cars and it weakens the ice and spaloous.

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Kilmo11

we caught them all night last night off the sportsmans access all 6-8 inch crappies from 8 pm to 2 am we had one lull for about 45 mins. but other than that we couldnt keep them off or lines.

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walleyeJoe

out today at 6:00 am.... lots of nice crappies from 6am to 11am and then a huge break of nuthing going on untill about 3:30 pm.... PEOPLE NEED TO STOP DRIVING ON THE LAKE... its rediculous... thers is 7 to 8 inches of ice out of sportsmans... its just stupidity!!!! and people also need to learn tip-up etiquite... 1) dont fish next to peoples tip ups. 2) dont drill holes 5 feet around/next to houses or tip ups... 3) dont drive 2 feet away from tip ups with a motorized vehicles.... and finally dont park your truck that shouldnt be on the lake right in front of tip ups!!!

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GotOne

I hear you about the vehicles, they are parking right next to each other, kinda crazy. In regards to trying to take a wheeler from the beach past the sportsman access, it's pretty hard not to drive by or through the village of houses/fisher people... I try my best and go slow. I try to get away from that mess on my own and it still baffles me that a snowmobile/wheeler or vehicle will drive right by me.

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gotcatfish

Quote:

1) dont fish next to peoples tip ups. 2) dont drill holes 5 feet around/next to houses or tip ups... 3) dont drive 2 feet away from tip ups with a motorized vehicles.... and finally dont park your truck that shouldnt be on the lake right in front of tip ups!!!


You are fighting a losing battle there. People on Prior could care less where you are fishing, summer or winter. I've seen fights break out, fishhouses get burned to the ice, tip-ups drivin over, I could go on and on about the stupidity of people who fish Prior. There is plenty of un-touched water on Prior every year. GET AWAY from the crowds!! If you think it is bad in the winter try going out there in the summer. I know my boat hasn't seen Prior for 4 years now.

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Grogan

Is this the day someone goes through? Been waiting to see it happen. It seems to be every year. Why don't people think out there? Just cause you see one ballsy person drive out doesn't mean you should follow.

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tbreuhl

I just got back and what a horrible night - one bite in 4 hours - misery. I guess if they were all good days everyone would be doing it.

I did walk next to a group of 3 full size trucks all parked within 5 feet of each other - in a circle - and they were fishing in the middle of them. Couldn't believe it.

Can someone tell me where the Sportmans launch is? We are trying to find ways on with as little walking and "pulling" as possible. We obviously did it the wrong way today - I think we saw the entire lake by foot while pulling that sled!!!!!

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SnipeZilla

First left AFTER the SA on 42. Veer to the right and follow the road down a ways. Its on the left. About 10 feet wide with a sign that says "open from 5am to 10pm or somethin like that. Make sure you're off by 10 if you use this access though. People have been known to get ticketed for using it after hours

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TCon17

I was out last Friday night. My fiance's uncle has a perm out off sportsman. We were in 19' and couldnt get a bite. we left the house and sat in 22' forty yards away and pulled out crappies for 2 hours straight. I am told there are walleyes in the lake too, but dont know where to go. Any ideas? I have tried up in 16-17', but have not gotten any thing.

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walleyeJoe

over on the other side of tyhe lake theres a nice reef that actually comes up to 6 fow and drops to about 25-30 fow... ill bet that would be a good spot... its marked off with bouys in the summer cus theres some big boulders.... i would love to try it over there if i could get over there...

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