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hhguide

Crappies on the prowl!

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hhguide

Well the last 2 weeks of fishing has been great in the alexandria area. Minus a few cold days we really can't complain on bit about the fishing. It has been nothing short of outstanding. The best bite has been in late mornings to afternoons and into the evenings. We have been targeting both the shallows of 4 to 6 feet and then actually slide out to the edges in that 8 to 10 foot of water to find the big girls. The new cabbage that is starting to grow on the lakes in the alex area is really holding those big females right now before they head up into the shallows to spawn. The best thing was a chart tube or black tubes or white seemed to be the best colors but when we would switch colors we would get some bites and then have to switch again. Being versital was a good thing. We tipped most of our baits with either wax worms or crappie minnows. When the fish were in the weeds the limit creek 8'3 really helped us get the fish out and on the surface we could hall them in.

Attatch are a few pictures:

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All these fish were released. I wish we would have had 4 people in the boat to hold up all 6 monsters! Make sure to let all the big fish go if your going to keep any keep those 10 to 11 inchers! Good luck and as always let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I will have my annual pre-season walleye report next week!

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Chad Peterson

Nice crappies Drake! The bite has been outstanding for both crappies and sunfish. The Limit Creek rods are awesome!

Sniffer

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goose89

Nice report, Drake. The 8'3" LM is my go to Mille Lacs riggin' and bobber rod. Awesome rod! Never thought about using it for crappies, but it would be a great tool there too! Thanks for the Selective Harvest shout-out as well.

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Hallsie

Drake. Hope things are going well.

Looking forward to your walleye report and a few tips on where you think they will be. Let me know if you think it is worth fishing Ida near opener -- I know it usually heats up a little later. North end? South on the sand shallows?

Greg

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