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ANYFISH2

Where you all finding the panfish Now?

 

In the Lincoln lakes are we are seeing fish staging near their spring haunts still. 14-17ft of water but moving closer the shallow weeds every day it seems.  Water temps are hanging in low 40's to mid 40's shallower in the bays.  

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Rick G

Shallow, for the most part. Seems they are in the deeper pockets in the bays early in the day, moving very shallow durring the warmest part of the afternoon.  

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bbfenatic

In Det Lakes area I am finding Crappies in pre-spawn mode.  Bays that have warmed up slightly above that 50 degree mark and getting 50/50 Males/Females...nothing real shallow yet.  Most in that 10-12' depth around early weed growth.

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nmitchell17

Anybody been out??  I was out a week ago and the water was 53 degrees in a shallow channel.  Anybody been out more recently.  

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bbfenatic

Was out in DL area Saturday....still the same....prespawn staging 8-12 ft but did get some dandies late evening in front of an inlet pretty shallow 4-6ft and they were the most agressive Crappies I've caught this spring.  Mother Nature has dealt us another yo-yo spring up our way and that $uck$

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bbfenatic

Moving onto beds...getting large blackened males plus females without eggs...happening fast on lakes that have 60 degree temps and many deeper beds this year with the extra long wait for temps to move up...not as many got to spawn in shallow reed areas as normal...but the bite is super good all over in the DL area.

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ANYFISH2

Saturday found the panfish deep in the morning, not a fish on the shoreline to be found.

By late afternoon the shorlines were packed with panfish.  Crappies just now are actually on beds.  

Bluegills are have not yet started to fan nests.  The big seriously fat females are thick shallow, only a few bulls hanging around at this point.

 

This is for the area near Walker/Hackensack. 

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monstermoose78

Great reminder to let them big beautiful bulls go

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monstermoose78

Some Fish are still shallow but most are moving to the weed lines or weed beds

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gunner55

Been getting a few on the weed line, early am when there's a little breeze, since the surface temps started coming down. That was about this month's full moon, for me. A very slow troll, fishing vertically, & just a 1/16 oz. jig.

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ozzie

same here for the panfish...find the weed line and slow troll or cast, fall, slow retrieve.

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opsirc

Where on the lakes are people looking for them now,  tried 20-25, and 16-18fow  on a lake near me.  only finding the small ones.

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monstermoose78

I hear ya same for me. I have fished from 5-25 feet and only had a handful of nicer fish. They will turn on but when.

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Rick G

Slallow, green weeds have been best for me..... 

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    • Wheezy Outdoors
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    • Wheezy Outdoors
      Ice conditions have varied extremely across the Northland. From smaller lakes laden with slush and heavy snow having roughly 6”-9” of ice, to larger lakes having scant snow cover and moderately fishable ice in upwards of 5”. Although ice conditions have room for improvement, the fishing has been rather exceptional. The early season Walleye bite, is never disappointing to say the least. We are finding them in 6’-12’ of water and also in 17’-28’ on area lakes, working edges of the breaks off of flats or shoreline points. Small Spoons tipped with a minnow head or jigging raps have been the best. Also, try using set-lines with a simple set up, plain hook and a Shiner or Sucker Minnow. Crappies and Bluegills have been good on smaller bodies of water over the basins and along the weedlines. Look to the inside turns or weed points, most productive baits have been tiny spoons or tungsten jigs tipped with Clam Maki Plastics or a Waxworm. As it always is, mobility has been key to staying on active fish. “Hole-Hopping” and moving around following the school has led to the best results. As I write this report the outside temp is currently -9° and with the continuing weather it is safe to say we are going to be making some serious ice this week. So, we are looking forward to the week ahead of us, as ice conditions will continue to improve and become more traversable. Of course, we still advise you to take all necessary precautions, and remember No Ice is Ever Safe Ice.   -Alice Wiese Wheezy Outdoors Guide Service 218-275-7525  
    • Wheezy Outdoors
      Ice conditions have varied extremely across the Northland. From smaller lakes laden with slush and heavy snow having roughly 6”-9” of ice, to larger lakes having scant snow cover and moderately fishable ice in upwards of 5”. Although ice conditions have room for improvement, the fishing has been rather exceptional. The early season Walleye bite, is never disappointing to say the least. We are finding them in 6’-12’ of water and also in 17’-28’ on area lakes, working edges of the breaks off of flats or shoreline points. Small Spoons tipped with a minnow head or jigging raps have been the best. Also, try using set-lines with a simple set up, plain hook and a Shiner or Sucker Minnow. Crappies and Bluegills have been good on smaller bodies of water over the basins and along the weedlines. Look to the inside turns or weed points, most productive baits have been tiny spoons or tungsten jigs tipped with Clam Maki Plastics or a Waxworm. As it always is, mobility has been key to staying on active fish. “Hole-Hopping” and moving around following the school has led to the best results. As I write this report the outside temp is currently -9° and with the continuing weather it is safe to say we are going to be making some serious ice this week. So, we are looking forward to the week ahead of us, as ice conditions will continue to improve and become more traversable. Of course, we still advise you to take all necessary precautions, and remember No Ice is Ever Safe Ice.   -Alice Wiese Wheezy Outdoors Guide Service 218-275-7525    
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      Like I said, I'm not gonna disagree with you. I just said what I've heard.
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      No but I'm a rep so I have more to babysit.😂   And I do plan on it. New year's weekend fish are in trouble.
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