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Hey all its been a while since Ive last posted. Any how went over to Washington today from 1pm till 3pm and the sunfish were chomping. Fished 12 f.o.w. with waxies. Alot of the times they would just look at the bait until you started to pull it away from them. Somtimes they would be 3 or 4 feet off the bottom before they would hit it. The size was a heinze 57 variety but managed enoungh for a meal, yummy ..........

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I've heard the north landing area has slowed down a bit. I'm planning on taking my 2 sons and another little guy who's never fished before on president's day. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks

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Another question, how much ice on Washington? Would like to take the permanent but need about 14-15 to do it.

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A few days of cold weather and it will be at 14-16 inches.You wont want to drive through the narrows as there are still some questionable spots and will be for the rest of the year.There is alot of truck and car traffic now,but a little more ice would be nice.The lake didnt have much for snow cover but that is changing.If the weather stays in this warmer pattern,I would stay in the 8-15 foot range.The crappies have been doing weel on Ratsos and Shrimpos with only the plastic,but some people are using other jigs as well.The sunfish have been coming on jigs from size 8-12 with waxies.Just like any other lake,some days there doing well and aggressive and the next you have to really work and search for them.If I get there again and a few days b-4 you go,I will post what jigs and baits worked for me.

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Mjgrose

The fish that I saw on the vex would come thru any where from the bottom to 4 feet off the bottom. Maybe the high riders were crappies but they didnt want to play.I had 13 inches of ice were I was at. Sounds like weather will be colder for more ice making this weekend. Good fishin.

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MJ,

What's the word on Tetonka? I'll be heading down to Francis this weekend, any word there?

The other Gross

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Aahhh yes, Danny boy hows it going? Just was on tetonka and counted about 12 houses. Pretty slow. Haven't heard much about Francis either. Gonna try washington probably monday.

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Haven't been on Lilly this year, but sunfish, fish, & steele have not been biting all that great. I'm not sure about Rays, but I haven't seen many people out there. I'll be trying one of these lakes on friday afternoon. I'll post how I do.

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What out on Tuesday afternoon during the warm up. My buddy and I fished in 12-14 feet of water and found the gills right away. Caught some nice ones but they all went back. Some of the crappies we caught were caught a little out of the norm...we caught 3 on tip ups that we set up for pike or walleyes....they hit the small shiners hard too. Ended up with about 8 10-12 inchers that all went back. Overall it was a pretty good day.

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crappiechaser and I made it out on Washington this morning from about 8-11am. We managed to pick up a few crappies in about 8 feet of water, along with several gills. Size 6 Ratso's landed a couple crappies, but a majority of the fish were caught on a size 12 Little Atom Optic Stealth Jig tipped with a single euro. Pretty finicky fish today.

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mjgrose: Im sorry for no report this week as I didnt go to Washington.If the sunfish continue the pattern that they have been on,this should help you.

I would fish in water from8-12fow.For jigs I have had luck with numerous ones and to name a few,Flutter Bug,Marmooska,Little Atom Optic Stealth,with all jigs being from size 8-12.I have been tipping them with a spike or some days have been using wedges and duppies from Little Atom or from Custom jigs and spins line-up,Ratsos or shrimpos with only the finesse plastic or I will add a spike.At times I have also used and had luck with a glow red nuclear ant.

I hope this gives you a few ideas and good luck. smile.gif

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Harvey, no problem, right now mostly concerned with inches of ice. Me and the Hawkeye might tackle the lake this weekend sometime. Both have kids in tournaments on Saturday so maybe sun, mon will work. Were here in Waterville on tetonka and the bite has been tough. Maybe not for hawkeye, he catches more fish than morris the cat cool.gif Gonna try to bring the big house over, brown/green with a big/nasty gray dakota stop on by if you see us!

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Mj, tough isnt the word for it. I thought using the portable at night to move fast and try different spots was the answer to find fish. NOT.. I am about ready to wave the white flag. Man, I dont know what I would do if I had a Job. blush.gif

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I hit washington tuesday with my little brother in search of some crappies and gills. I searched for new spots that looked good on the map and found a good spot in 14' were we caught some nice sunnies. I let my brother bait his own hook and I didnt watch him so when he started catching fish over and over. I looked at his bait and he loaded his small jig full of spikes. That was the ticket a jig full of spikes. We also caught some nice crappies. All in all a fun day on the ice with my little bro.

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