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walleyes-r-us

I was quite delighted to slip out of work last Friday (Nov 11) and fish the crappie bite on Madison. A friend of mine and I caught about 40 nice 1/2 - 3/4 pounders within about 3 hours. Unfortunately, the cold weather barrelled in and put an end to that. Fish were biting near the narrows in 15 feet, getting 'em on jigs and minnows.

Waitin' to try them when the ice rolls in.

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Matt Johnson

walleyes-r-us,

If you're looking for a couple partners this winter out there on Madison to ice a few slabs, let me know. Some nice ones in there that's for sure...

Team Otter and I are going to try and locate the 'eyes out there this winter too...

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Waters

A buddy and I are 15 minutes form madison we live on the lake during the winter if you ever want to hook up and do some run n gun and find some crappies and eyes shoot me a e-mail I cant wait for some ice

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Team Otter

Thanks for the report. There are indeed nice crappies in there if you can locate them. I'm surprised you didn't get any 'eyes mixed in with the crappies. But then again, maybe you did? smirk.gif

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walleyes-r-us

No walleyes, unfortunately. I would be happy to hook up on Madison any time. I'll keep this thread open for a while to check on availability. Also planning a February run to Red Lake for the monsters!

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Waters

When u going to upper red in feb we will be up there the 25th-28th

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Team Otter

I'll be on Madison tomorrow afternoon targeting 'eyes. I'll report back my results.

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Team Otter

With the fresh snowfall, I think I'll be in a chisel-plowed corn field hunting honkers this afternoon instead.

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eyepatrol

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I never knew you were a waterfowler too. How's the fishing been going? I of course haven't done any with the waterfowl season going, but now that it's basically over for me, I'm just waiting for some of those zero to subzero nights so that the lakes get about 5-6" of ice on them. But for now, I'm spending quality time at home with the wife and kids helping out, etc, trying to earn a few bonus points for some fishing later this winter. smile.gif (actually don't need bonus points...wife is already asking how long until I can get out on hard water...I think she wants to get rid of me!) ha!

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Team Otter

I do some waterfowling from time to time. My boss is a big-time "honker hunter", so I occassionally tag along. It's not to often but I do fire a cap from time to time. We make a big trek to Fergus Falls for the late season goose hunt which is an absolute ball.

The fishing has been good if patience has been your friend lately. It seems, like always, that it's something different every time out.

Glad to hear you're thinking about venturing out soon. I know my wife wouldn't even think abut letting me hang around that long. Take care and I give my best to your family.

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