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Just curious if they get any crappies out there any advice would help I fish waska religiously and would exchange info thanks - - Eyehunter - -

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Wayne Ek

We get great first ice crappies and late ice gills from this lake. The narrows have slowed way down and alot of the houses are now moving to the mounds.

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EYEHUNTER10

Narrows Mounds?? Guess I dont know the lake well enough were talking glenwood right?? I know where nordic point is and the Rock Island is, Its a small enough lake to figure out I guess I just am so unfamiliar with it I know waska like the back of my hand and thats taken years and will take many more before I am satisfied but I really shoud get to know pelican a bit better. I cant wait for last Ice I caught em from shore at pelican(April) some were 14+ inches even, thats what raised my interests, since all thats left in waska is 9 inchers it seems and we cant even find one this winter, can they get into pelican?? Do they come back once they do?? Just curious thanks for your help Im gonna have to go put my dull 3 blade auger to work out there I guess.

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Kicker

I believe Agape is referring to another Pelican lake. I have had a cabin on Pelican (pope county) my entire life and know the lake very well...if there are "narrows" and "mounds" out there i would have to say i don't know the lake as well as i thought i did.

as for the crappies. ice crappies seem to elude me year after year. we always catch a couple here and there, maybe 1 or 2 every other night while fishing for walleyes, but not quite enough to get excited over. i know about the fish you are talking about in the spring. they are very nice slabs. please promote keeping only what you as an angler and his/her family can eat and not piliging the lake for everything it's worth...Pelican lake is a roller coaster when it comes to fish populations...the lake is small enough to where when the word gets out...it gets hammered and can have lasting effect for several years until people forget about it and stop fishing it. i have watched the bass fishing go from unbelievable to hardly worth a guys time in my short lifetime. along with the rise and fall of the walleyes and crappes.

I'm not saying don't fish pelican or not to keep any fish...just asking to please not over-harvest and to tell your buddies that fish out there the same thing! Thanks!

Kicker

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EYEHUNTER10

I respect your advice and feel the same way as you do I have seen the rise and fall of quite a few little gems. My grandpappy said that he could never pin down the crappies either out there cuz all the northerns would chase them around all over and scatter them. Of course that was many moons ago. Man did Waska get pounded last spring! And winter of course I Release about 98% of my fish other than the ocassional Slab smoking I dont prefer to eat crappies very often and only in cold water months The thaught of firing that smoker up sure sounds tempting.

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