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Area Panfish Help?

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BJP

Hey guys,

I will be spending three days up in the Backus area at my cousins cabin starting next Thursday night (2/1). His place is on Lake Ada and we are planning to fish that in the evening for walleyes/crappies. Does anyone have any info on some good lakes that would hold some gills for some morning/mid day action? I will be happy to report back how we do for any of you that are heading up later in Fedruary. Or if there are a few of you in the area next weekend let me know and maybe we can get together and drill some holes. Thanks in advance for any input.

Brett

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BJP,

I am not a panfisherman myself, but Wayne at Godfrey's can give you the scoop on the bite he is an ice fishin nut. Hope this helps

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