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I decided to head for the lake tonight after work in search of some post sunset crappies in shallow water. I worked over an area that was full of gravel and small rock in 8' of water adjacent to a 3 - 4' large mud flat. My, oh my, was I in for a treat! The crappies were ferocious right from the get-go. I was fishing by ~6:00 pm and I easily put a limit of 10 - 12" crappies on the ice in less than 30 minutes. I kept a few for the pan and caught and released the rest. The action was "one rod" for awhile and some of those bruisers that I released were pushing the 13.5" mark. Small white glow jigs tipped with either a minnow or eurolarvae was the ticket. A majority of the fish came through between 4 - 5' down but there were a few fish I caught right under the ice. These fish were big-time aggressive and definitely on "the chew". The other good news is that where I was fishing I could not find any evidence of another hole drilled anywhere. Again, this pattern should hold unless something drastic changes with the weather or ice conditions. Speaking of ice conditions, it is satisfactory to poor. There is ~10" of ice but the first 5" are not very good. It is walking out only for me.

For those of you on the mailing list, you've got mail of some more pics from tonight's catch.

Good luck to all!

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Maybe TO should start to mean Turned On instead of Team Otter!?!?! grin.gif Sounds like you're on a really hot pattern right now. Nice report and outing as usual!

btw...care to send me some pics to drool over??? I'm talking about the fish, of course. HA! If so, send to [email protected]

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basscatcher, I'll send you some pics from Saturday and last night when I go home for lunch. I'll also add you to "the mailing list". To say the least, the pattern is on fire right now. I just hope it hangs in there.

dennyj, 30 minutes.

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Now TO, if you could just fill in these gps coordinates 44.37xxxx and 93.73xxxx, that would be helpful. grin.gif jk

Continued thanks for your spot on reports TO.

Just wish I could find the wily walleyes on my lake. Something bigger than 10" anyway.

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TO the shallow bite for me has been great when i have had the chance to get out. What a hot pattern right now! Keep up the good work I always like to hear how you're getting them. If you wouldn't mind I would like to see some of those pictures.

[email protected]

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That makes me chuckle wooly1. Trust me, you're not the first person to ask. grin.gif

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