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18 inch Crappie

Report with pics 10-29-06

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18 inch Crappie

Went up Sunday night and took my dad for what could be his last trip of this year with the weather droping like it is. Unlike other reports we fished deep water to get our fish. With all the boats in 4-8 fow we opted to get away from them. Water depths from 10-15 ft. With #12 and 14 huskys, we got down close to the bottom and even hit some rocks every once in a while.

100_0200-1.jpgHere is the first fish of the night

100_0197.jpg my dad with his first fish

100_0196.jpg I think I out fished my old man again

we ended the night with fish to take home and many others to swim another day, biggest was a fat 26er

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rosspj59

Yep, those big walleyes aren't afraid of the bigger baits. Nice fish and report. Even better to get out with your pops. Good job keeping an open mind and not following the crowd.

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Team Otter

Very nice. Watch out Thursday - Saturday night!

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LovenLifeGuy

I hope the cold weather will keep some folks home! grin.gif

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Team Otter

I think your assumption will be accurate. grin.gif

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Mykal

Nice Report 18!

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    • Smoker2
      Where are you located?
    • eyeguy 54
      Time to get the yak ready. Might need to paddle a couple spots on the sippi soon. 
    • mrpike1973
      Nice Crappie!
    • Rick G
      Eyeguy and I made it out one last time yesterday. Access points are getting pretty bad in our area. Was finding roughly 2ft of  very chunky ice in the places we drilled holes. With the warm weather and bright sunahine we had, I'm guessing we lost a few inches through the day Fishing wasn't exactly fast and furious, we did get our fish... but really had to work for the quality.  The area we ended up finding our fish was a shallow 6-10ft dark bottom flat, close to where they will move come ice out.   It soon became apparent the fish we were targeting were almost swiming with their back right against the bottom of the ice, infact my two best crappies hit while my bait was only inches below my hole.  Baits we found better success with were the Northland slugbug and The Impulse Mayflies in bright colors. Jig size didn't seem to matter much due to the depth we were fishing. As I am typing this, my thoughts are already turning toward warmer days spent chasing smallies on the river. The boat and yak are soon to be ready, rods will be strung and so on. It was one heck of a long winter.... fished with some real good people from this site I had more good days than bad, got some monster fish locally... for these things I'm truly blesaed.... like I said,It's been a long winter....I'm glad it's over Pic is of my last big ice crappie for the season  
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I will certainly keep you informed about the progress of the hatchery. I expect to see the nets and traps go in within the next two to three days. The run should be very strong as the fish are already moving into Pike Bay strongly. Cliff
    • Bigfatbert
      Thanks Cliff for your Pike River deteriorating ice reports and pics . I. Really want to show my wife the hatchery when the action is really happening this year , I would assume you will be right on that when this happens , is there any way that you can give a shout out on here as to just when this scenario is happening up there . With the warmer temps being quite steady now , I would think the run will be rather strong this year when things get going ..  
    • biff
    • CigarGuy
      I got the 4 smaller ones the other day. They are a little over 2" long and paid only $6.64 total to my door.  The quality seem pretty good, we shall see once I put them to some use! 
    • Bryan P
      Thanks Leech! Ya you need a life jacket in a kayak. I have mine behind my seat, but Yes I should be wearing it. 
    • leech~~
      Nice video! Life jackets not needed in Yak's?  Just asking.