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Yeah going to make a trip down to alexandria within the next couple weeks, just wondering whats a good lake to go around there for some crappies right now? How deep of water they in? Also any good northern lakes around there? Any good info from down in that area would be great. thanks

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For crappies, hit Lake Minnewaska at sunset. Fish 15-18' of water with glow jigs and small minnows.
The northerns are hitting tip-ups also on most lakes. Just look for the weedline and set up with big sucker minnows.

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Livewell, another solid choice and a little more off the beaten path from Skeets suggestion would be Vermont, just north of Miltona. There's been a good crappie bite in the narrows of late. Look for 22-25 feet of water and don't expect any action until dark. Many fish will be suspended 12-15 feet down depending on the night, needless to say electronics will be very helpful here. Baits - same as above, glow jigs with crappie minnows. Good luck!

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How about Le Homme Dieu? How is the bite on that lake, is that a little closer to alex or not? Heard that lake has some nice crappies in it? Where are the crappies to be found in that lake? Don't know too much about the area So thanks a lot guys for your help.

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Le Homme Du is right in Alexandria.
I got a report from a friend that the crappies were hard to find. If you run across a school the are nice size though.
Minnewaska is about 15 minutes south of Alex.

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Fished Le Homme Dieu weekend of 1-19 to 1-21. Walleye bite miserable. One walleye caught in 28 feet of water. 1-20 tried to go where the action was. Crappies biting after 7:30 400 yards off of "Rotary" beach. Lots of traffic out there.

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Minnewaska only 15 min south of alex eh? Fish the glenwood side or no? Probaly head out there this weekend.

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Fish the Glenwood side in 10-12' for the sunnies. I plan to be out there Saturday morning. Good Luck.

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Hows the ice on Minnewaska? Can I take the half ton out or should I bring the four wheeler?

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Yeah, any of you guys go out this past weekend? Heard the bite slowed down a bit on minnewaska? Well didn't head down there this past weekend but going down to the alex area this weekend.

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Minnewaska was a bust on Saturday.
Way too many people. We tried several different depths and spots, but not much luck. I bet there was a couple thousand people out there last Saturday. The lake sure got pounded over the last few weeks. I wonder how many sunfish got taken out of there recently? Any guesses?

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Traveling down for the Derby on Le Homme Dieu. Any lakes worth a shot for crappies on Sat. night? Any reports from Oscar? Any help would be great. Thanks.

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