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Mayfly

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Mayfly

Wondering if anyone has fished it and cares to share some info with me? I have never been there before and am planning on giving it a shot. Any pointers?? Thanks.

P.S. Looking for walleyes

[This message has been edited by Mayfly (edited 05-03-2004).]

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huskiesplayer15

working around the islands have always been good to me, otherwise the hole out in front of the resort has always been good, girlfriend has a cabin at Sunset resort, so we fish it often other wise, i have picked some walleyes on accident fishing dummers bay, usually i fish bass though, they are a lot of fun. jigs, and lindy rigs with gold spinners have worked for me, worst come to worst try the big pond.
best fishes
chris

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Remington

Does anybody know the water temp on Farm Island?

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JVinny

I was out on Sat. Temp was 51 in the bay to the west. All that we caught were small sunnies and 1 crappie.

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FI Guide

The opener should be good even though the temps are not going to be that high. I have a couple of spots where i think the crappies might be hiding. also i have to watch out for the dogfish

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Remington

My dad and I used to use the bow-spear for dogfish in the shallows on a lake nearby. It was a lot of fun. I think we are going to start on FI trolling crankbaits because I was unable to get up and scout. We will sure to be getting some northerns at least that way!

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JVinny

We were fishing the bay to the left of the access. That is where the water temp was 51. Don't think it will change much this week.

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Chad Anderson

JVinny, were you fishing way back in the bay, or outside the bay. Also where was the temp 51 degrees? thanks

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Chad Anderson

Thanks!

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Remington

We were very successful this weekend at our attempt to only catch hamerhandles and rock bass. Had a little trouble finding the walleyes.

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FI Guide

didnt spend much time fishing walleyes because of a bad wind but we got into some crappies and northerns. Also caught many bonus largemouth. My walleye hole didnt produce the numbers it should have. I will be up next weekend and with the higher tems the fish should start to turn on more.

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Remington

Did anybody chase any walleyes on FI this weekend? I will be giving it a try again next weekend.

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beretta

I live in the area but have never fished on FI for crappies. Are there any spots you would reccomend to start lookin? thanks

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Chad Anderson

Was out on FI Saturday but couldnt go out sunday cause of the wind. We tried walleyes on Johnsons point, but didnt have any luck. We fished crappies for a while and caught 5, all were 12" and bigger. Had a lot of other action though. The bass kept us busy. I think next weekend the crappies will hit prime time.

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Chad Anderson

Fish In the reeds right outside petersons way. Fish in 6 feet.

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beretta

Thanks for the help Chad. I really appreciate it. If you want, I can email you my report. Thanks again,
Beretta

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Chad Anderson

yea shoot me an email,

fish4food [email protected]

I'll be heading up friday afternoon!

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Chad Anderson

Woops!!!! Pay attention to the 1st one.

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silverbullet

good way to ruin your lake.

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Chad Anderson

Yea, that would be great, I'll be heading up friday afternoon to my Cabin on Farm. Its right on the west side by Petersons bay. Shoot me an email,
my email adress is,

[email protected]

thanks

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Chad Anderson

What??

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silverbullet

Farm holds very few nice crappies like it use to. post spots on the net will only hurt that lake even more.

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FI Guide

he could be bsing us all on the lake. I have fished the lake many times and the only place that i have ever caught crappies is next to the church camp petersons bay is amazing for bass though. With all the reeds and deep drops the bass love that spot.Just tie on either a white spinnerbait or white plastic worm and pitch it into the weeds and you will get fish. Plus added northern

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united jigsticker

Farm holds nice Crappies, but the key word is they are SCATTERED.

I fished the Cabela's Crappie tourney a few years ago out there. I found Crappies in about 6 different spots with the biggest ones being about 13.5 inches.

We did well enough to take 2nd place in the pro division of that tourney, but I have not been back to that lake since.

Farm holds a good population of huge Rockbass as we found out, and they are more then easy to catch this time of year. Not the best table fair though.

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