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ZachD

Fished A Longville area lake couple nice crappies and some good bass. most crappies in 10-14fow and the bigger ones were caught in 18fow

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whitecaps

Thanks for the info, ill let you know how I did Sunday night when i get home.

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cabin040

I fished Kego lake this past weekend.  A LOT of crappies to be had out there. You just have to pick through them as size tends to be on the small size.  We caught a few nice bass while fishing for crappies as well.  

I'm thinking of trying East and West Fox again this weekend, and maybe a trip to Rabbit.  I'll try and report back how I did.

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smalliehunter

Was up fishing around the outing and fifty lakes area Thursday and Friday.  Was looking for bass, mainly smallmouth.  Found fish on deep rocks.  They ate a jig pretty good all day.

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smalliehunter

Was up fishing around this past weekend.  Got into the smallies pretty good, and had some nice weather.

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ZachD

Nice job and good looking dog

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sartellangler05

Did very well on sunfish in 6 ft of water in the area over the weekend. Sunday got 3 man limit of all over 8",  1/3 over 9" and a few 10"s. I lost the biggest sunfish I have ever seen, at the hole. Made the 10's look like chips. It was at least an 11" sunfish. 

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cabin040

It's been quiet on here for a while.  I have been doing very well on large crappies on West Fox lake this year so far.  10 to 15 inch crappies are fun to see.  Bass fishing has been picking up as well.

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ANYFISH2

And no reports make forums no good.

Participation is what makes this place great.

 

Do not discourage that!

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Cobra

Cabin040

 

Where is West Fox Lake?

 

Thanks

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Big Dave2

Anyone here still fishing in the Outing, Emily or Remer areas?

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BIGFISH.JZ

The Crappies are still pretty active. I was out on a small lake this morning and C&R'd over 30 nice 10"-13.5" Crappies. Was only using waxies so I didn't have to carry minnows in. The Crappies usually get skittish when the oxygen levels get low from so much snow cover blocking light that plants need to produce oxygen, most were biting light but they were rushing in to bite. I was in 20' and caught most 10'-15' down on small glow jig. Got a couple on jiggin rap when I could have 2 rods down, mostly only had time for 1 rod because of the fast action. No slush on this lake.

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leech~~

Nice. How much snow and slush was out there?

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BIGFISH.JZ

There was probably about a foot and a half of snow but there was zero slush on the way out and still no slush after I drilled holes... Which was so nice, because I had to kneel while fishing because I didn't remember a chair. 

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Wanderer

We spent the weekend on a small lake in the Pine River area. A little nostalgia being a place my Dad used to take us when we were kids.  Pretty fitting it being Memorial Day - wish he was still with us.

 

It’s been a quarter century plus since I’ve open water fished it and it hasn’t hardly changed a bit.  Our presentations have though.  We had a banner panfish bite for numbers and picked up a few nice bass and pike.  The crappies didn’t usually top 11 inches but there were plenty of 10-11’s; 28 - 30 inch pike and 18 - 19 inch bass were the tops for those guys.

 

Water temps were 55-57 degrees with lots of weather condition changes.  All the better fish were relating to the weed line; sometimes on top and sometimes on the bottom, but usually within a cast or two of the first time finding them.  Only the pike had spawned which should be expected.

 

Top panfish getter was mini tube jigs without a bobber but small jig heads with worms or minnow under a float worked well too.  A rattle trap worked well for pike and bass Saturday but couldn’t do much after that.  A 360 GT and Shadow Rap took over fish catching duties the rest of the time.  

 

I gotta say, when Shadow Raps first came out I figured them for just another version of my favorite X Rap and didn’t need to get too worked up about em.  I received a couple as a gift though and then watched Al Lindner really explain why the difference was important and how it shined in the early season.  He was right on the money IMO.  Love those things now.  The bass and pike do too but I actually more of my bigger crappies on it than anything.

 

Hope y’all had a great weekend!

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BIGFISH.JZ

It appears that most of the bass are off their beds on the deep clear lakes near Hackensack/Longville. I did see 1 smallie guarding the nest still. The winds have the minnows piled up on the NE corner and I'm sure the walleyes were there, but I struck out on my first lake (1 smallmouth). Only fished for eyes for a little over an hour in the morning darkness. As the sun was rising, I switched lakes and was excited when a decent smallmouth smoked my small wake bait as soon as it hit the water on my first cast on lake number 2. Ended up catching over a dozen around shallow rocks and deep cabbage before it was time to go to work. Didn't get much sleep last night, but it was well worth it!!IMG_20190626_044506911.thumb.jpg.5356d56e98d8f9f194902b4b475a2ba6.jpgIMG_20190626_051018877.thumb.jpg.01787116c452a0bddd2e92851a9607dd.jpgIMG_20190626_052313691.thumb.jpg.9ce55a59858666c98ea9b373f8a5b203.jpgIMG_20190626_055434323.thumb.jpg.4bd0352bf078abe3a2bd0326f1a0f4fc.jpg

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Rick

Nice catch @BIGFISH.JZ

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Wheezy Outdoors
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"Although the Northland has been about a month behind it seems from where the fish would normally be this time of year, the recent heatwave has bumped up our surface temps and the cabbage beds are getting thick, good news for us as we target the green cabbage at least 70% of the time on our trips as the heat of summer sets in and we always end up with the most plentiful bags!

The cabbage provides cover, shade and holds tons of baitfish so why wouldn't fish thrive in it?

Walleye: ANYBODY’S GAME RIGHT NOW! No matter your preferred style, they’ll hit it! Walleye can be found in 13’-16’ of water or also in 24’-32’ of water pulling spinners and bottom bouncers tipped with crawlers, Lindy Rigs tipped with either crawlers or leeches, Crank Baits, pitching Shiver Minnows, or Jigging Raps have all been producing well!

Bass: Smallmouth have moved off the shallow flats now. You will find them on the rocky or gravel points, bars, and humps. Try using Drop-Shot, Carolina-Rig, or even Lindy-Rig with leeches. Largemouth are hitting Spinnerbaits in the shallows. Try working the pencil reeds, cabbage beds, or soft bottom bays.

Panfish: Crappies and Sunfish alike can be found, you guessed it, in the cabbage beds as well as off the weed lines. Using small jigs like a Clam Tungsten Drop-T, tipped with either live bait or plastics under a slip bobber, has worked quite well. If you prefer a more active method, toss small Mepps spinners or Beetle Spins.

Pike: Of course, well pulled up several of these through our efforts in targeting others. However, if it is the lurking Northern you seek, you’ll find the best luck tossing spoons such as a Dare Devil or pulling spinners over the cabbage, on the weed lines or along the shallow breaks leading to deeper water. Floating a sucker minnow under a float can be hot early morning or in the evening."

Cheers Friends!

 

 

Update: I also wanted to add, as many of you know we have finally hit a major Mayfly Hatch. Although, it does bring forth a little bit more of a challenge, use the hatch to your advantage! The technology that we have today with down-imaging is unbelievable! If you notice a large cloud of mayflies on the graph, the fish are usually located right below them or around. Even though they are getting a belly full of bugs, you can still entice them by slowing down, using simpler presentations! 

Cheers!

— Justin & Alice Wiese, Wheezy Outdoors Guide Service 218-275-7525

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