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jbdragon

Independence any good for Crappies?

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EBass

Yes there are a lot of crappies in Indy, now the size is another question.

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iFishMN.us

I heard from a friend that they are nailing the crappies out there, I have no idea where though, but im should you could figure it out.

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local boy

when did the ice go out on the lake? couldnt have been to long ago.

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Guest

My experience has always been alot of small crappies on Independence. I've never caught anything near a pound. Most are 6-8 inches.

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CrappieMagnet

I've caught alot of fish behind the north island in the spring but nothing of size.Like Uncle Dave said...small and nothing close to a pound.
Better off on Tonka..in my eyes.

CM

[This message has been edited by CrappieMagnet (edited 04-09-2004).]

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fishingpainter

some body dont know what there talking about i have got many 11 to 14 inch crappies on indy

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CrappieMagnet

I'm not really implying that there are'nt any crappies of size in Indy.They are just very few and far between.The majority are on the small size with a few with some size.That's it.

CM

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ScottMN

IN THE CHANNEL
next week they will move out deeper.

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local boy

i've caught lots of small crappies on indy but ive also caught alot that where 12 plus, u just gotta sort through them, i'ev also got some really nice sunnies out of there, has anyone fished indy yet?

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local boy

is anyone gettin any crappies out of indy yet?

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local boy

bump

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local boy

bump ....... agian

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jhals68

The bite is on they are shallow @3'.

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Hondemon

jhals68,

Get that trailer axel fixed yet?

On second thought, if the bite is on in only 3', all we need is some waders...

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local boy

today was amazing, fish every cast,me and my partner caught 150 fish plus, we only fished for 3 hours, biggest was 11 inches and smalles was 7 inches, but the average was about 8 inches

ps all on flu flu's( i love those things)

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    • gimruis
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