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Smilee
Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 08:21 am


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Traveled to lake x 2 days ago w/ some friends, a lake we've never fished before,and were pleasantly surprised .
Crappie bit the whole time we were one the ice.Can't wait to go back.
Never saw another fisherman. Small jigs w plastics was the ticket. Kept 25 between us all, 11 to 13",
released probably 50+ that were shorties. Also caught a few gills in the mix.
All in all a good day!

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Fish4Dinner
Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 10:19 am


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Nice! I guess I am heading to a Lake x soon as well.

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arjay
Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 10:42 am


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We on our way to Lake Y now for the weekend but maybe we should plan for a day on Lake X. Do you have any more letters in your lake's name?

(Y = Sturgeon)

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 12:52 pm


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QUOTE (arjay @ Feb 13, 2020 - 10:42 am)
We on our way to Lake Y now for the weekend but maybe we should plan for a day on Lake X. Do you have any more letters in your lake's name?

(Y = Sturgeon)

X=X or x

People donít want to give the actual name of the lake for a reason. He mentioned they were the only one on it so best to keep it that way.

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Flukes
Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 01:52 pm


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I've also got a lake X and know there is good crappie numbers but have not been able to find them in the winter after trying similar kind of spots on another lake nearby. Since you had good success, are you willing to share the type of structure you looked for to find crappie on your first outing on the lake? Curious if the kind of things you looked for to set up your spot will work in my lake X as well. I"m out of options I have tried and need some other kinds of thinking (unless the stuff you looked for in deciding on spots to try are the same as mine, then I may hae to go way outside the box but that will mean alot more trial and error before I find them and being a walker, it will not be easy).

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 03:09 pm


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QUOTE (Fish4Dinner @ Feb 13, 2020 - 02:52 pm)
QUOTE (arjay @ Feb 13, 2020 - 10:42 am)
We on our way to Lake Y now for the weekend but maybe we should plan for a day on Lake X.  Do you have any more letters in your lake's name?

(Y = Sturgeon)

X=X or x

People donít want to give the actual name of the lake for a reason. He mentioned they were the only one on it so best to keep it that way.

If you want to avoid this then Lake X should remain to be known as Lake X for now and forever

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Tommy_Niagara
Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 04:30 pm


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Don't be shy about keeping crappies. They are very prolific.

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Chevy
Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 08:00 pm


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Nice little haul Smilee. I suspect a great meal is in your future.

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Smilee
Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 08:10 pm


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QUOTE (Flukes @ Feb 13, 2020 - 01:52 pm)
I've also got a lake X and know there is good crappie numbers but have not been able to find them in the winter after trying similar kind of spots on another lake nearby. Since you had good success, are you willing to share the type of structure you looked for to find crappie on your first outing on the lake? Curious if the kind of things you looked for to set up your spot will work in my lake X as well. I"m out of options I have tried and need some other kinds of thinking (unless the stuff you looked for in deciding on spots to try are the same as mine, then I may hae to go way outside the box but that will mean alot more trial and error before I find them and being a walker, it will not be easy).

Flukes.... We used our Navionics app to locate a starting point.Since most vegetation on lakes is usually 15' or less, we targeted these depths. Honestly,most of our fish were caught in 12' over the tops of the weeds. Vexilar was key to getting them to bite watching them come up to the 6' range to hit our baits.
Hope this helps you out... Good luck/ stay safe!

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Flukes
Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 11:19 pm


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Thanks. I have also been searching around weeds but usually in even shallower waters. It's been really hit and miss...not just about catching but finding. Interesting that the hits have been mid water over the weeds though. Something for me to think about the next time I get a chance to get out that way.

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tjames
Posted: Feb 20, 2020 - 07:28 am


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QUOTE (arjay @ Feb 13, 2020 - 11:42 am)
We on our way to Lake Y now for the weekend but maybe we should plan for a day on Lake X. Do you have any more letters in your lake's name?

(Y = Sturgeon)

Seriously? You have 10 posts.....lake x means not naming the lake and for good reason. Do some leg work and figure it out yourself.

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bobo123
Posted: Feb 21, 2020 - 01:58 pm


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Nice job! I would love to get onto some of them. Just have to find time to search them up.

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Pisces
Posted: Feb 21, 2020 - 09:02 pm


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Caught these in a hour tonight, took all afternoon to find them

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EsoxWanderer
Posted: Feb 22, 2020 - 06:21 pm


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Out of curiosity what is the point of keeping crappies and other panfish? I assume you can't really eat those. (Not being malicious as I never fish for panfish)

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Dbfish
Posted: Feb 22, 2020 - 07:13 pm


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They are the best eating,to some people, including myself!

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