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fishingbuddy

I am looking for info on Bowstring lake crappie fishing. Anyone have a tip on where to start? How deep? GPS cordinates?

Thanks

Dave

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PerchJerker

Check the Grand Rapids forum - there's usually reports on bowstring listed there.

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IFallsRon

Try the Deer River forum, too.

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shagman

Haven't been on Bowstring for a month. Anyone know if they are driving on the lake and if so what access is the best??? Thanks!!!

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snowfighter

Shagman I drove off the access landing last sunday county 35, it was good going. I would think the west one by Northern Acres would be to.

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brian6715

I was out on Bowstring on Friday night and saturday night out from one of the north accesses in about 17 feet one night and 23 the other. All together we caught a grand total of 4 perch, all really small. One swallowed it so we kept him, way small though. Hey who was that out there saturday night that I talked to real late? Well sorry I dont have more info. Later guys, brian

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Greg Clusiau

I got stuck out there yesterday with my Dodge 4x4, while trying to make it to a favorite fishing spot. Two hours later, I was on my way home. The snow's getting pretty deep. Think I'll take the snowmobile next time.

Greg C.

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Bill Powell

Fished Bowstring yesterday thinking this will probably be my last time here before the end of Walleye season we targetted Perch and Walleye only. It is getting hard to get around with all the snow I fished the shore lines and by dark was able to find four Walleyes and nine Perch over 9 inches. We released many small Northern and Perch I did see a couple Crappie caught but sounded like it was slow fishing fo them.

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merc

Hey, Bill. Just curious if that was you who talked to us when we were asked why three of us were fishing by one hole? My buddy had two crappies on the ice. If so did you fish the same area only closer to shore later? Just curious!! Anyway the crappie fishing was really S-L-O-W. Three of us fished two days and ended up with 21 and also 9 perch. Lots of hours for those critters though. The only reason we came back Sunday was it was about the only lake where we could still drive on and that was very marginal especially after the wind Sunday. Anyone fishing the area now I would suggest bringing other means of transportation on the area lakes!! At least all the snowmobilers are happier this year.

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Bill Powell

merc no must have been sombody else

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T-ROY

Hey Brian6715,I think me and my buddy had talked to you and your friend sat night.I had a black portable and a black F150 truck.We had 1 walleye and 2 northern that night in 23ft of water.No crappies to be found.Fished till about 8:30pm.Hey Brian,were you driving a bronco?Oh,by the way,your grandpa was the realtor who sold us the cabin on jessie.Good Luck Fishin!

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