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JBMasterAngler

Crappie Outlook

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JBMasterAngler

Looking to hit long and north brown's valentine's weekend. Never fished either before...do the crappies like to roam the deep wide open or are they in the shallows?

And also, is snow or slush a problem? I'll be making the treck in the family car instead of my truck frown

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catfreak

JB, don't wanna mess up your thread by getting off topic (I know how frustrating that can be), but I think I've noticed you on the metro forums. More specifically the Centerville and Peltier Lake threads. I'm from that area and I was just wondering if you lived near there or if you just fish that area occasionally.

Alright, now back to his question. I've heard a lot of people say that Long is very drivable, but I drive a mustang and never chance it, so I'm not the most reliable source.

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JBMasterAngler

I live in st. paul and usually fish the NE metro quite regularly.

At least there will be lot's of melting going on this week with the warm temps...more importantly though, I hope it makes the crappies hungry.

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IceHawk

South end of Long lake shouldn't be a problem if we don't get any heavy snow by then. They have a real good rd going out from the S access and the area is really packed from vehicle traffic. As far as the craps they have been getting a few out there. Look for them on the edges especially the underwater sand points. If snow is a problem park at the S access walk out and cut a bunch of holes in the NW bay, I'm sure you'll find a few there also.

As for Browns it's been pretty quiet but you could try out in front of the access in the crappie hole.

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