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where's the crappie?


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We have fished Rainy for the last 12 years. We done done excellent with the big 3 west of soldiers point. We will be fishing out of Rainy Lake houseboats new property, "Casa Loma" in late May. I have tried to catch crappie in the past but no luck. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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That the property on top the hill? It's a neat place, My friend built it and now lives on Rainy river, I'll miss staying there. Sorry I don't have fishing info for you. Enjoy your trip, hope you find em!

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HI FLATLANDER,

WELCOME TO FISHING MN., WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE "BIG 3"? WE DO NOT FISH CRAPPIES AROUND SOLDIERS POINT. THERE MAY BE CRAPPIES AROUND THERE, BUT I'M GUESSING VERY SCATTERED. TRY RIVER ENTRANCES, ALONG REEDS, SHALLOW WATER....SOMETIMES A FOOT OF WATER. SLIP BOBBERS WITH CRAPPIE MINNOWS, NORMALLY DO WELL. CRAPPIES WILL SPAWN ALL THE WAY INTO AUGUST, AND SOMETIMES NOT AT ALL, AS THEY WILL ABSORB THEIR SPAWN IF THE WATER CONDITIONS ARE NOT JUST RIGHT., WHEN THE WATER TEMPS ARE AROUND 58 DEGREES, THEY WILL BE GETTING READY TO SPAWN, AND 60 TO 62 ARE IDEAL TEMPS. (THIS COMES FROM THE FISH & WILDLIFE BOOKS THAT I READ WHILE WORKING FOR THE D.N.R.)

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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fisherking,

You are correct. They just started renting it out last summer. The pictures of the house look great. It will be nice to come in from the rain and take a hot shower rather than cram into a houseboat. I'm really looking forward to the view from the deck.

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fishmeister,

We consider the big 3 to be smallies, northern and walleye. We call it that because that is all we ever catch and it makes us feel like expert fishermen to say we caught the trifecta or the hat trick. Thanks for the info. This will be the first time we fish black bay. Any tips for late may. all i have read about is the darkness of the water and be careful of rocks.

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