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snowfighter

Weather was so nice this afternoon decided to try some fishing on Bowstring ,Have had rotatorcuff surgery recently so I took hand chisel to open old holes. Had a fellow fisherman circling me about a 100 feet away drilling holes , seen me one armed choppping holes no responce for help , well I lucked out and hammer the crappies up to 13 inches. He was getting zippo so I did the smoke and mirro trick he didn't know nothing was being caught, but if he could of been neigborly I would of asked him to goin me.

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boatride

I will be coming to Bowstring this Thursday. Wondering about getting around on the lake. 4X4, ATV or sled. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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snowfighter

No problem boatride the north access off county 35 is good, I drove out with my 4x4 pickup , last friday drove 2 miles down to the south end. I seen pickups moving all around the lake yesterday.

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Tim O

Tom if you need some holes drilled just give me a call and I'll come and help you out. We were out there the other day and did pretty good.
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shagman

I've used the north access this year but I was curious if anyone has been out of the west side access? If so how is that for getting on?

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snowfighter

Thank Tim I'll keep you in mine, was back this morning and they were still in there, alittle cold on the fingers this morning.

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boatride

Snowfighter, Thanks for the info. Just what I was hoping to hear. I know most people posting are fishing crappies but we will be looking to find some descent perch fishing. I spend a week in June every year up there but its been a few years for ice fishing. I have a half dozen or so GPS spots for the humps and structure on the north end and also the drop on the south out from the boat landing. Would these spots be a good starting point for perch? Can anyone help with a good depth or area to start? We will have a Blue chevy 4 door 4x4 possibly with an enclosed snomo trailer from this Fri-Sun out on the lake and I certainly will help anyone if we get on some fish. Any help is definitly appreciated. Thanks again snowfighter.

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snowfighter

Boatride the humps on the north end are good places and so are the drops on the south end , I would fish the 25 foot drops ,there are some on the west side to, when you get on the lake you will see the areas being fished. I fished the north end off county 35 today 25 ft. caught crappie and perch one 11and 1/2 inches there mixed with the crappie. There are some area on the south and south west side where the perch are more promident. I live on the lake and use to guide on it in the 90's

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boatride

Thanks again snowfighter. How are the numbers for perch? If you are willing to work for them and move, do you think we can get enough for a few meals? Are they schooling up at all yet? And if we are on the humps would you start shallower and move deeper during the day or start deep? We will be in a Black chevy not blue. If your out there this weekend we will certainly punch some holes for ya or provide you a few refreshments. Thanks again for all the help.

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snowfighter

Boatride there should some areas you will find plenty for a meal, they should be doing some schooling I've hit them like that, this time of years in the past. I would try the deep water then go shallower,I've run into them fishing for crappie in 20 to 25 ft .

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