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Crappies in the South Bays

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monstermoose78
1 hour ago, eyeguy 54 said:

I bet moose could pull our 3 sleds.......  with us sitting on them! ;)  

I will bring my dog Finn he can pull all of us!

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monstermoose78
36 minutes ago, Flash said:

Boy, those businesses up there have got to be hurting.  Nobody there.  No roads plowed.  Very sad.

Flash

"Set the hook"

Yes they are taking a beating, but as sportsman we  can still go up there and have a burger and beer. Or buy some jigs, bait, or anything.

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leech~~
2 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

I bet moose could pull our 3 sleds.......  with us sitting on them! ;)

Riding in a one Moose open sleighs.  Oh jingle bells.............. :lol:

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IceHawk
33 minutes ago, monstermoose78 said:

Yes they are taking a beating, but as sportsman we  can still go up there and have a burger and beer. Or buy some jigs, bait, or anything.

Well said Nick!

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leech~~

Dang, I have been watching the bay web cam for a month waiting for the snow to melt down to give it a try. And every time I look at it there is More Snow! :tired::crazy:

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monstermoose78

It will be ready in June 

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Tom Sawyer

@leech I see plenty of bare ice. They don't have much for snow at all. What are you waiting for? ib.jpg.affdfd93e504d4cfa6792d9984e56431.jpg

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3 hours ago, Tom Sawyer said:

@leech I see plenty of bare ice. They don't have much for snow at all. What are you waiting for? ib.jpg.affdfd93e504d4cfa6792d9984e56431.jpg

Baha, check the date!  I did the same thing, their cam must be down. Check out Hunters now. ;)

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eyeguy 54

strange, says its updating but its not. Maybe Ethan Hunt is on a mission?

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leech~~
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4 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

strange, says its updating but its not. Maybe Ethan Hunt is on a mission?

Program is still trying to up date a down camera. I see it all the time on these Web cams and they get them back up in a few days. But, it's dark now. "Nothing new here to see"  :grin:

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eyeguy 54

leech, should you choose to accept it, ... As always, should you or any of your Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in ten seconds. Good luck leech. 

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leech~~
13 hours ago, Tom Sawyer said:

@leech I see plenty of bare ice. They don't have much for snow at all. What are you waiting for? ib.jpg.affdfd93e504d4cfa6792d9984e56431.jpg

Hunters today. Bare ice nope! :(

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leech~~

I contacted Chapman's and they had to reset it, no biggy and they thanked me. Back up now.  Lot's of snow still. :(

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Tom Sawyer

Todays sun rays, and 50 degree temps sure knocked the snow down a lot. Quite a few birds on the bare fields coming back home tonight. Great bite prior to that front moving in....5ad6a135991bd_04171819071.thumb.jpg.e0df6bddbc1fbb41064f76aae1dd50be.jpg

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Big Dave2

How about now? ?

 

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monstermoose78

To the west and fish the docks

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gimruis

A few years ago I had a friend who had a cabin near Izaty's and he said crappies will move into their harbor in the spring.  He claimed that they were never thick in there, but when he caught one, it was big (like 14-16 inches).  It was all private land there so he had to get permission to fish it (from shore).  I know there are some other backwater areas too around Isle Bay that could harbor some.  I have never personally targeted crappies on the big pond and I've never caught one by accident either.  My Grandpa caught one that was 18 inches about 5 years ago before he died, I did see a photo of that one.

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Wanderer

I drove along the south shore this morning on my way to a conference.  Cove bay looked to be IN still.  At Wahkon the main part of the bay was IN but the marshy areas are OUT.  All the ice I could see looked pretty rotten.

Oh, and Onamia is OUT.

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    • gimruis
      This story is part of the reason I try to avoid public hunting areas.  Hunters showing up late, setting up nearby, shooting at birds out of range, etc just ruins the hunt.  Put it this way: if there is a chance other hunters will be around, I won't be.  You've got a good threshold of patience Wanderer.  Way more than I do for a situation like that.
    • Wanderer
      We checked there second - it was way too crowded for what we were looking for.
    • Wanderer
      I have several friends that either live there or have cabins in the area.  And I now drive through Hill City when I go to Ely.   We’ve been deer hunting around Emily for quite a few years now.  I guess you could say I spend some time there. 🙂
    • leech~~
      Word, Yak Bowstring. 😉
    • Big Dave2
      Wanderer, do you frequent the area often?
    • Fishouttawater
      Anyone know what water temps are recently? Hoping they start dropping quick
    • Wanderer
      Well we’re back home and tired!   We tried to get lost as best we could in the Itasca/Cass counties area.  Looking for carry in accesses to kayak into duck hunting heaven. 😅  So was everyone else and they had jon boats with mud motors.   We had a great time despite some negative highlights that really affected everyone’s hunting.  We found a roost during scouting on Friday, along with a great campsite to stay.  The roost and campsite were 2 miles apart though.  We scoped out the closest spot we dared set up the following morning cuz, Don’t shoot the roost, right?  Paddling by 3:30 am we got our spot, not flushing too many birds out.  Sure enough a boat with 3 guys churns past us later and deep into the roost.     Sure enough again, birds blow out but settle back down.  We still think we’re in a good intercept spot with a convincing decoy spread laid out.   Low and behold, 8 minutes before legal shooting hours the three guys open up a barrage of shots that starts scattering everything to the wind.  Birds are whizzing by us but we hold our shots.  5 minutes to go and they open up again.  At 2 minutes to go the rest of the groups in the area start popping off.  Everything is flying high now and showing NO interest in decoys.  We have birds going over us but too darn high.  Not for everyone else though, they’re blasting at birds higher than the tree tops.  Sigh...   The three guys churn back by us maybe an hour into the day - limited out I’m sure.  We were the last ones back to the “carry in” access and were greeted by a group of 4 with 2 boats that scouted Friday also.  We know where each other were hunting.  They had that look on their face like they were expecting some answers.  That was enough for us to say “It wasn’t us!”     It was a civil conversation after that. Local guys, upset with the shenanigans as well.  Three groups were able to get just half a limit with the tough shooting after the blowout.  All pass shooting; nothing coming to the dekes.  Those birds are spooky and know their safe distances.  Such a difference than expected.   We put plenty of miles on the truck and about 15 miles paddling looking for Mecca.  It’s a tough game around there that needs some more time to figure out.  But it’s a fun area to look at.  Short of not coming back with limits of ducks, it was a good, long weekend.  
    • ozzie
      good to hear!  How were ya catching them?  Redtails, trolling, jig n leech?  what depths were ya finding them at? on weedlines or over structure?  I don't want to know the spot but some more detailed information can help us all!😎  Thanks for posting!!
    • moneyback2
      walleye fishing was pretty good on lake alexander this weekend.
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