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PLfisherman

prior lake crappies?

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PLfisherman

is any one catching any crappies at night on prior or walleyes I have been nailing the sunnies and some nice northers, but now i am back at school and can't get out there until about five. any info would be gladly shared. I also saw the giggest norther in my life swim about two feet under my hole yesterday but would not take my shinner. i am not joking when i say it was between 25-30 pounds!! it was wider than my hole.

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FI Guide

what part of the lake are you on i might be able to steer you in the right direction

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bigeyes75

I found that the crappies tend to come through about 3:00 or so. They tend to bite for a few hours after the sun goes down. Then it is just plain boring. That is when the bottle bass come out.

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Riverfishin

Bottle Bass?, is that a nickname for a little bass?

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76k20

hehe grin.gif nope but I buy em in 12, 18, and 24 packs.

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picksbigwagon

I am looking for anykind of help on this lake. I know where the big ice house community is by sand point, but where else can I go that is not as crowded? Any hints, is upper lake better than lower, or is this basically a 6 pack lake

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bigeyes75

I also by them in 12,18, and 24. But sometimes I buy them in 12oz, 16oz, and if I have been naughty maybe a 40oz.

A hint on this lake is to stay away from the crowds. I try and fish the bays if I can.

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Liar

Go north!!!! 25' of water-edge of crowd.

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picksbigwagon

thanks Liar, I love your quote too, of course the guy I go fishing with can't put his boat on his trailer to save his life, but it is his boat and he takes me fishing in it, so I only laugh at him not with him. anyway, thanks for the help

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