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Crappies on Spring (near prior)


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Anyone been catching crappies or walleyes on spring lately. I was out there a couple weeks back and did pretty well on crappies.

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been pretty slow for me out there.I've been able to mark fish but can't seem to get them to bite. I've notice that the water is not as clear as other years. Can't see much with the camera.

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ya the water is very dark - the spear fisherman had a very bad year - had to sit in three feet or less just to see the bottom. we even have had algae coming up into the holes in some spots. crappies have been very slow the last few days. never been good but gotten some fish some days.... this is a hard winter lake on a normal year let alone this years conditions.

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Last night I went out to spring at 7:00 and left at 9:30 with my limit of nice crappies. I had to use the smallest crappie minnows in I could find in the bucket on one line and the other I used a red glow jigging demon tipped with wax worms. I was fishing in 20 fow and about every 5-7 minutes two or three fish would show up on the vexilar. I then targeted the one fish that was the highest in the water column and more often than not he would come up and take it. You needed to use a Spring bobber rod cause the bites were very light.

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Went out last night and caught a few between 7:00 and 8:30. Very light bite! My question is has anyone had any luck durring the day??

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Buck Predator,

Good to hear someone is getting some fish out there. What part of the lake were you fishing? When I was out there a couple weeks ago the same thing was happening to me. It was like the crappies were just cruising around and every five minutes or so they would come into view on the vexilar. The bite was definetly favoring minnows at that time or it had to be glowing.

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Was on spring last night. the fishing was pretty slow but managed a half dozen crappies or so. really finicky and tight lipped. everyone is driving out now so the lake was packed with people.

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I fished the middle of the day on Saturday out there. 7 big crappies and 2 big bluegills. SLOW. I fished probably 40 different holes in 5 different spots, finally found some fish out in the middle group over about 18 fow. Small horizontal jig with spikes. 2 feet off the bottom.

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How much ice is on spring lake, are people still driving trucks out..

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16.5 inches last time i check (monday) - yes trucks are out there as of this morning.

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I fished there last week, and I was hitting them crappie... They were around 7 to 8 inches... NOt very big at all... But good crappie bite...

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  • 3 weeks later...

i posted under the "are you crazy" thread. i would not drive anything but a 4-wheeler - but ice is great for walking and wheelers.

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