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Was out on Indian last weekend with my son and we had a blast. -7 wind chill -25. 30 crappies and 10 nice gills in 2 hours. Fish were suspended at 18' in 32' of water. Vexlar looded like a christmas tree. Waxies on Gem eyes. Blue worked best.

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Bobber,
Sounds like fun. I am looking at the Indian LK map and I don't see anything deeper than 23' of water? Did the fish have any size to them or were they small.

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I haven't been on it this year, but if word gets out it will be an absolute zoo in no time. I think it's time to put a bit of c&r peer presure on!!! How about all bluegills over 9" go back? andcrappies over what? 10" 11"?

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Yes that is a good lake. I bet it was really hard to find those fish too? The lake is already a zoo, drove by last weekend and counted 20 houses on one spot and some scattered elsewhere on the lake. Too bad it will get fished out, faster if the name gets out.

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Yeah I guess your right about the word getting out. The crappies were about 10 to 12 inches. We were fishing in the middle of the lake.

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To late, words out.The middle of the lake ? must have left that out of the first post. The fish are surrounded by land and we have them all trapped in a 146 acre lake , should be easy pickings.metro

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Believe it or not most of those houses were out there the last month or so

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I dont think you have to worry about fishing it out. There are so many panfish in that lake its almost over populated. Weed it out a bit and they should grow even better. I think that at one time the lake association was looking into ways to get the panfish level under control as they were all stunted.

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  • 11 months later...

was out on saturday afternoon from about 1:00 to 4:0o. i tried a couple of spots both 25 to 30 fow. just a couple of bites and then my 3 yr old son wanted to leave. might try again this coming weekend.

is there a better time of day that they bite? or any specific bait or jigs?

thanks

josh

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My wife and I were out on Sunday and took home 20 gills. Started at 9:00 am till 11:30 am caught about 220 to get 20 but it's all good. smile.gif

"Your bobbers down!"

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Hey Bobberboy...

If it takes 220 to take home 20, maybe you should have kept the 200 (just kidding) to thin out that stunted population!

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Hey Bobberboy...

If it takes 220 to take home 20, maybe you should have kept the 200 (just kidding) to thin out that stunted population!


There are quite a few lakes in the area that should have their Blue Gill population reduced. I'm doing my best! smirk.gif

"Your bobbers down!"

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Hey - have you ever fished there at night for crappies? I got a tip from a guy in town who said they were biting around 7:30-8pm. I gave it a shot on Tues night and I got my limit in just over an hour. 18 fow, just off the bottom.

Weren't record breakers, but tasted mighty fine.

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I fished Indian on Wensday morning. I caught my limit of gills. When I tried to make it back up the hill to the highway I slid backwards about 30 feet! Anti locks kicking in the whole way. Ended up stuck in ditch and had to call tow truck to pull me out and up the hill. Not a good place for a rwdrive car. Live and learn!

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Yup, the Indian lake access road can be a real witch to get out of w/o 4wd. Check the conditions before going down, folks, or it might be a one way trip for you.

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I have fished it a few times for Crappies. I usually go out around 4:00 am. The Crappies shut off at sunrise and the gill kick in. It always fun!

"Your bobbers down!"

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What's the deal with that lake? What phase was the moon in?!

I was out there last night (for some panfish) and I can usually tempt crappies or sunnies to bite after dark on something!, but not last night. I don't have a camera, but I would guess they were crappies because they would nibble at the crappie minnows but wouldn't take 'em. I had fished stacked from the bottom (28') to about 14'. The waxies and Eurolarvae wouldn't entice them. I tried tying on iceflies, glow jigs in green, chartreuse and red, plain hook and sinker and nothing! When I moved I couldn't find them, so I returned to my original spot where they were stacked 14' deep.

I must have missed the "active period".

I knew I should have looked at the moon phase chart!!mad.gif

Oh well, at least I got out...which has been real difficult for me, this year. It was only my 4th time out this winter, which is a record low and looks like I'll be shut out from bagging a walleye which has never happened before, either. I usually have a limit in the freezer at all times, but not this winter (or last summer). You wanna guess why? I would only sacrifice this much fishing for my 1-1/2 year old (whom I love so much) and can only dream of the day I can fish with "my little buddy" Gilligan!grin.gif

Well, there's always next week (last chance for a walleye) if I can get out...confused.gif(the wife works weekends)... frown.gif

Maybe I'll go early, (4am? Bobberboy?) on Monday...

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Fished mon am 5am-10am. What a snoozer!! The vex was lit like a nightlight, keeping me awake tongue.gif otherwise it was THE DEAD SEA must be a night bite confused.gif

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...well, the night bite didn't work me either and they were stacked up!! Must not be active...next full moon is the 23rd, I think...

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Me, a buddy and his son hit Indian last night before the snow started. 4pm to 7pm. Here's a report for my first time to this lake.

The 'gills were biting OK in 24 FOW until 6:30p. They hit baited lures on the drop most of the time. Right after the sun set completely, they vanished, and the crappies moved in. I caught one 9 inch crapp at 6:45p while taking advantage of the break in the action to eat a sandwich.

It was a nice fat crappie, very healthy, and hit it hard, no bobber warning at all. Then, complete lockjaw. I think the crappies in here are well fed. smile.gif

I'd have to say the "shift change" from bluegills to crappies at nightfall matches Bobberboy's crappie-to-bluegill shift change at sunrise.

Best lure of the night for me was a Custom Jigs & Spins size 8 Demon in glow green - caught all the gills on it with colored larva, except for one middle sized bull hit the bare Demon. The crappie came on a glow red genz worm and crappie minnow. They all completely ignored Rat Finkees and Nuclear Ants with and without waxies and colored larva.

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