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Wasn't happening for me either this winter on Knife. One crappie in two trips out there.
The lake is different every year. Can be tough in the winter. Last year did OK. They're either biting or they're not, this winter they're not...

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Haven't had success out ther myself this year either. One crappie in three trips to the north end and about 7 or 8 sunnies in two trips to the south end. Fishing's been rough around here.

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Honestly, it's just not happening on Knife this winter. Hoping for better luck this spring. It's good to hear reports on Knife,
this is about the only place you do.

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Just curious if anyone got anything worth noting outta Knife this year?? Fished it twice and got nothing but little Perch either time... Couple years ago I fished this lake regularily and got nice Crappies and 'eyes... To me, the fishing has gone way down lately, and I am just curious if any other regulars to the lake are experiencing similar results...
Good Luck!!

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  • 2 weeks later...

wavey-
Where do you look for your spring silvers? we have always went back to the stumpfields with flu-flus and tiny crappies minnows. What does everyone else use and do?
Best fishes
Chris

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Spring crappies on Knife can be found in any shallow bay, by the bridge on 19 or under the dam. Any simple crappie set-up works, I like plain colored hooks/crappie minnows under a slip bobber.

I'm looking forward to walleye fishing too this year. Last year the abundant class of eyes were 10"-12" in the spring and 12"-14" in the fall, threw 'em back. These fish should be 14"-16" this year, perfect keepers/eaters... can't wait for opener!

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Davey... You've been getting lots of those 12-14" 'eyes in Knife lately... I was wondering when they'd grow up a little... Ya think this year the walleye fishing on Knife is going to pick up a bit..?? Good luck fishin'!!

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Lately, meaning last year open water. Hard to find in the winter. Yes, I think the little ones will have grown into decent size this year.

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