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Heading to Lida from Illinois the 2nd week of July to pay respects to my parents who took us to Oak Lodge Resort since we were big enough to hold a fishing pole.  They have both passed but their 60th wedding anniversary will be July 13th and my brother and I (wives included) are going to pay them their respects by catching some bass in Bass Harbor and Johnson's Bay.  Looking for recommendations on crappie tactics in both North and South Lida.  Usually do well fishing the grass tops in South Lida below the old Ski Lodge off of Maplewood State Park but am looking for other suggestions, especially on North Lida.

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Not sure on the Lida's but a successful tactic I use on other area lakes is to simply find the shoreline weedline and pitch or troll 1/6 jigs with plastics. Usually that 12-14 feet is a good depth. It is that simple and man is it effective. Once you find one you will find a bunch.

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    • Captain Acorn
      When trolling the raps on a 3 way rig how fast are you going generally if you don’t mind me asking 
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      I take it medals are for carp only? I'll try and make it. Love me some carp.  
    • srj
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      Well said, Hoey. Regarding large walleyes eating small walleyes...…...a number of large walleyes every year chow down on my yellow, chrome and red (clown) Rapala TDD 11's, black headed white bodied and polka dotted (wonderbread)Reef Runners and a full spectrum of colored shad raps......not 1 of which resembles natural baitfish. So large walleyes won't gobble down a native fish of small proportions? Gimme a break. We need to insure that LOW does not become the new Mille Lacs. By the way, fishing is fantastic on ML currently. Pretty much all bigger fish. I would hate to not have a fish dinner after a day on the lake.
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      Thanks Cliff.  I was pretty sure you weren't using both at same time because law and because a itty bitty shad rap wouldn't get down that deep.  😀