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Got out yesterday with BigFishin after class for two hours before he had to go to work. Started off in one area, punched 9 holes moved to the backside of the hole and punched 9 more.

Clay started off with a Bad Dog Spoon in Pink and Gold, and I went with a Green and Gold Bad Dog Spoon, that was coupled with a Pflueger President, two pound fluoro ice and a 28 inch Ultra light Midwest Rod and Reel. These spoons have been working very well for us picking up the aggressive fish out of the school everytime we hit the ice. After a little while I switched over to a 1/8 oz Scenic Tackle Glo-Devil in red, which picked up a lot more sunfish.

Weather was great, we couldnt have asked for any better weather.

We only had to play the front nine, our first hole we each hit, we popped two nice crappies, the game was on from there. Clay brought the wood for his big fish. I have to say, my mid range clubs and green work really stuck it to him though, it was a pretty sound game!

Clay with a crappie:


One of many:


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Looks like good scenery too

Are we on the same page? I think you know what lake it is. That walk sucks, but its decent training for the BWCAW Laker trip in three weeks.

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Did you get any 12's? I haven't had a chance to fish up there in over a month! Soon though...

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A couple, the bigger ones have been liking a double tail shrimbo in black, don't ask me why, but that bigger profile has been really working. I am going to mive farther down the break, kiddie corner from the access, or as your staring out where you walk out to your left more, I think some nice gills could be found over there.

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I've done well on a plain size 6 Pink or Blue glow Ratso. I've seen some nice gills out there, but they can be tough to find. Keep me posted. I'll be back in Metro the weekend of Feb 17-19...

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I've done well on a plain size 6 Pink or Blue glow Ratso. I've seen some nice gills out there, but they can be tough to find. Keep me posted. I'll be back in Metro the weekend of Feb 17-19...

I would join ya, but I am booked up on red the 16th, then four days on Mille Lacs with clients.

Those Pink and blues have been working well, I have really liked using those spoons though.

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On January 19th I was out there and matt we kinda talked about this situation but here we go again.

43 feet of water. As I was putting my jig down, the line stopped, looked at the flasher and it showed the jig 5 feet under, looked down the hole and there was a crappie swimming away, set the hook and up he came.

I have never had crappies that high off the bottom and that aggressive. There was never less then 2 or 3 crappies down there.

So what do I do? I call Adam Johnson, we went over the whole situation. I was thinking a temperature difference, Adam told me that the water temp is not changing that much, which makes sense, it is winter.

The only 4 things that we thought was A) light penetration, we got a nice fresh layer of snow that really darkened things up, so maybe they were comfortable sitting up that high. Choice B) they were using the ice as a barrier to pin schools of minnows and other baitfish. Which also makes sense, but I never saw any minnows. The choice C) was that it was just a fluke, may never happen again this winter, but I am curious to try and duplicate the same situation if that will ever be possible. Finally D), there was something down there that as an angler or as a human or both that I simply couldn't see with my eyes or LX-5.

The other thing I noticed, was after catching a bunch of them, I let them take the jig a little longer, what I noticed was that they would race up to it, and never slow down to hit it, as soon as one had it, that fish quickly left the small school down there.

Flash forward to today:

I saw the weather forecast for yesterday in the morning on my way to school, so I was really curious to try this spot again to see of the results were going to be similar, wind direction, temp, time of day were nearly exact as the trip before, the only difference was moon phase.

Started in shallower water looking for some gills, and as soon as the snow started to fall, I moved out to the deep water again. My first hole produced a few fish up high, as the snow intensified more and more fish were brought up to the 5 foot depth again.

Adam Johnson and I both think that it is a light penetration issue, I still dont know why they would be that comfortable up there.

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