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Kab Dreamin

Saturday of Eagle

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Kab Dreamin

Tried Eagle in Maple Grove on Saturday. No luck. Water temperatures ranged from 45 out in the main body of the lake to 49 back in the shallows near the bullrushes on the north end. Saw lots of suspended fish down along the edges of the deep hole on the south end but no takers. A few other boats were out there but no one else seemed to be getting anything either. I think by this Saturday, with the temps that are being forecast, it will be a whole different story.

That ramp could use a little upgrading.

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big musk411

I was out on satuday as well, with no luck. Saw tones of minnows in my crappie spots, but no craps. A guy I talked to at the ramp said he got a few and they were real spooky in shallow.

I was away at collage for a few years and am wondering on the status of the crappies in this lake. Back in the day, 5+ years ago, it seemed like there were alot of crappies but they were all really small [4-6in]. Seemed like they were seeing alot of pressure. Now I have been hearing about decent sized fish. Also, did they close down the channel on the west side of the lake form shore fishing?

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