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dougger222

Ray,

Thanks for correcting the weeds thing, didn't know for sure so assumed.

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jason flannigan

Taking my little girl out crappi fishing on friday and wondering if any one had some info.Have done well in the past but havn'tfished this year.Any info would be appreciated.

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There was a real strong sunfish bite earlier this week with a few crappies mixed in. Euro larvae on a small jig and a spring bobber. 17' of water away from the crowds.

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herringbone

wondering if this is the site for pokegema by pine river, I have a sister that lives on the lake and would like me to take her husband ice fishing, he's never been before, if it is , any help would be appreciated, if not maybe stear me in the right site thanks

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Ray Esboldt

I assume you mean Pine City, not Pine River.

What's your target: pike, walleyes, panfish? They're all in there. It's a lake that somedays you pop fish in the first hole you drill, but most days you need to move to find the good biters. Lots of people out there, so it's not hard to get a ballpark on where to start. But, you'll need to adjust from there.

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Been very slow this year compared to the last few years. Alot of work finding the hungry fish. You will sleep good after a day of running around on that lake

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herringbone

if I have my directions right, my sister's place is on the east side about 1/2 mile south of the river mouth, I think we are going to try for crappies or sunnies, what's it like around the Island? were not to far from there, thanks guys

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Alot of permies around the island. I haven't fished near the island since first ice. I would stay away from the crowds though. Thats where I've gotten lucky this year

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No problem.

The road out of the floppy crappie is decent. The owner of the pokegama area bait store has been maintaining the roads. I have been mobile up there with a 4x4 truck and she aint nothing special.

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Made it out to Pokegama for the first time today. We fished off of the west shore in about 13 ft. The first spot we tried marked some and saw some on the cam but couldnt get them to bite. Moved about a hundred yards and did really well. We had our limit of 20 crappies in about an hour from 330 to 430. Most fish between 9-10 inches a couple bigger, and a few sunnies mixed in as well. Half the fish came on black and the other half on glow.

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fishuhalik

Any new reports from up there? I keep meaning to get up there, last year we did pretty good this time of year. Also, think i would have any trouble getting around on the lake w/ a Ford Contour?

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crappie man  17

how thick is the ice can you drive 4-wheelers still or no!!!!!!

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Ray Esboldt

Pokegama was basically done for the year as of late Saturday. The water was coming up fairly fast and a long (really long) plank was your only option. My guess is that most lakes found their end date today.

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FearNoFish

was up there over the weekend of the 21st not to many places to get on ice was very soft and thickness varied a lot 18" to a few feet away 6". no more ice fishing for this guy we had to use a latter to a dock to get on the ice. the ramp on the noth end you could no longer use the ramp on the south end there was a couple of trucks with wheelers. we could hear them leave to head noth on the ice but to much fog could not see where they went.

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Went up the snake in search of eyes...found sheephead. Joy. went back to the lake and searched in vain for more eyes so I went after some crappies. Once I found them a limit came fast. If your looking crappies out there think shallow...I mean really shallow. A foot or less is not absurd.

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Any size to them? Been getting limits on the 10"ers on Knife the last few days..

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Jethro80
Went up the snake in search of eyes...found sheephead. Joy. went back to the lake and searched in vain for more eyes so I went after some crappies. Once I found them a limit came fast. If your looking crappies out there think shallow...I mean really shallow. A foot or less is not absurd.
You found the sheepies to, couldn't keep em off the line. Great to catch on the ul
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Don't forget about C/R on some of those pannies. No matter how good the lake is it will only sustain for so long. Just ask the guys from Upper Red. Stay safe. smile

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Ray Esboldt

You found sheepies in the Snake! Alright. I know where I am taking the kids this weekend (I'll be up there anyway). They are not a glamor fish, but when they are herded up they are fun.

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Did the ice cap it over yet? It would be nice if it were colder right now....0mph winds per accuweather....

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I'd like to fish Pokegama this year. Anything biting yet? Is that the lake just west of the 2nd Pine City exit? Where is the public landing? Any information is appreciated.

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JBMasterAngler

It's west of the 1st pine city exit. Access to the right, right after you cross the snake river, can't miss it.

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I'm headed out today if anyone is going. Call me if you want to fish smarter not harder and we can find the fish together. 7634583092

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