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last week the guy at scenic bay resort told me that a 18 ich crappie had been caught in isle bay, has anyone been out there and having luck on those monsters? grin.gif

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FISH-24-7-365

TRZ, I have fished Isle late in the season for those monsters. 3 outings 3 days in a row. The first time out a limit of 12" to 13.5" fish. Second time the same. Third time SKUNKED!!! I have heard from an old timer of some 14" maybe 15" fish but 18" you better put the 10" spool on the auger.

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tearin' lips

Here's a question for ya. I would presume those crappies would be suspending over deeper water adjacent to the islands on the south side, correct?

I realize how touchy of a subject this is to alot of fisherman, and I am not looking to get an exact spot. A simple yes or no answer would suffice. Heading up there this weekend for the first time ever and am really excited!

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TRZ

They get them shallow, and those babies are good eat'in a 18 incher could feed me for a week! for 8$ I'll give you the GPS cords for the spot the guy got the 18 incher.

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tearin' lips

Thanks TRZ, I can take it from there. I am from rainy and we do alot of fishing off of deep water adjacent to islands. Big crappies are not uncommon for me and I know how much fun they can be. Thanks for the info!

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Jimmy from Cottage Grove

I heard in march in isle bay they are so shallow you can see the bottom, and watch them take it down.

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SupaMan

I have never caught crappies in the winter, too busy chasing walleyes. However, in the Spring time, before walleye opener, I would say April, I usually find the school of monster crappies of at least 10 inches, and i mean at least 10 inches.

Crappies are easy to catch on Mille Lacs during spawning season, if you know the spots!

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brady_d

It's hard for me to say 10 inches is a monster. Go up to Red and you'll see some real monsters. Caught 20 up there last weekend that were all between 13.5 and 15 inches.

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tearin' lips

Red crappies are really nice, but it is hard to say they are monsters when I am used to fishing LOW and Rainy. I have pulled many legitimate crappies 16-17.5 inches out of these bodies of water.

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