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opsirc

Crappie Bite

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opsirc

most everything I have read recently talks about the eyes, anyone fishing for slabs recently and done any good? Or is everyone going after the eyes again?

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shaky legs2

Crappies are a bonus fish now where once they were the primary species targeted from 1998 to 2005/06. You will still catch a few slabs if you are on the migratory route but not like it was. The lake has always been a walleye factory and hopefully it will stay that way as much as I miss the slab days. Every once in awhile you can get into some numbers for slabs but it will probably be later in February and into March until ice goes and then in open water until the middle of June.

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kelly-p

Through the years late Febuary and until ice out has been the best crappie times.

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Quackaddict9

what kelly said

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kenpaul1

Hi, Just got back from 2 day trip out of Hillmans. We did manage to catch a few crappies. They were very light biters and a good sesitive fishing rod was the key. My buddy had used a rattle wheel the whole time and did not catch any of the crappies. My son caught most of them using a spring bobber. The spring would barely move and set the hook. Hope this helps. Plannning to go up again when the temp. warms a bit. Good luck fishing

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shooter_mcgavin

Great report. Glad to hear the spring bobber was working, I plan on using one when I go up. May I ask what you were using for bait when you caught the crappies? Plain hook and minnow or jig? Were you out deeper? Thanks.

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Jimmy from Cottage Grove

Were the crappies you guys caught two to three feet off the bottom?

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