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MuskyBug85

A buddy and myself were planning on going to to washington for some c&r crappies tommorrow and friday. And since we are not from around here have no clue were to start, so any pointers would be great. I am assuming since it has been so warm they are starting to stage but any help would be great. feel free to shoot me an email, jwinter2@gac.edu thanks Jonah

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katoguy

There are 2 - 50 boat crappie contests out there this weekend. (one on Sat and the other on Sun) I imagine you'll see several boats out there prefishing. I haven't been doing too well for the bigger crappies there yet. This nice weather may bring them up at any time.

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Team Otter

Jonah,

Some good areas to start probing around is the W side of The Narrows, the shoreline E of Squirrel's Nest Point, the entire E shore of Baker's Bay, out in front of the Boy Scout Camp in the NE corner, and the S portion of Mud Bay.

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MuskyBug85

Thanks T.O. will report how we do. Jonah

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Team Otter

Not a problem. Get out there and smack 'em. grin.gif

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harvey lee

Exude Micro Shad and Berkley Power Minnows on a small jig work very well this time of year.

TO sent you to some pretty good areas. I would work depths from 7-13 fow.

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MuskyBug85

Caught LOTS of bass but no crappies, owell it was nice to be out again. Maybe tommorrow, thanks again Jonah

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Team Otter

Certainly you didn't cover all of that water...

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MuskyBug85

no not at all we had to hide from the wind, we were in a buddies 14 foot ducker. nice to be on the water again though.

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KMR85

that was my problem last time out on washington, couldnt control a 14 foot aluminum, way too windy. what is it about this area that the wind has to blow 20mph 6 days out of the week. Did mark a lot of fish by the NE end landing, but didnt get any takers.

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harvey lee

I will be on Washington this next week as the bite should be simply awesome. smile.gif I cannot wait.

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Team Otter

Monday? smirk.gif

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harvey lee

Monday,Tuesday and maybe Wednesday, depending on the bite. If the rain holds off I have a appointment with a turkey also. smile.gif

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Team Otter

Give me a call Sunday. If I don't go to Tetonka, I may just meet you there on Monday.

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