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  1. CC

    I was there last Thursday and yesterday. The ramp was not busy. The crappie bite is still slow, so it’s not as bad as it usually is this point in April
  2. Crappie

    The lake is so high this year, the crappie will be up in the brush spawning. Will make it a little tougher on the fisherman when they really move up
  3. Crappie

    Decided that enough was enough and tried to find them shallow yesterday. Started by putting in at the sons creek access. The lake is high enough that you can’t see any stumps, but they are still there! Hit a couple of my favorite spots but caught 0 crappie. We did catch some nice keeper largemouths and a few whites, but we were after some crappie. Made the decision to load the boat up and go launch at CC. Tried fishing out of the wind and wasn’t catching anything. Went the north end of a cove where the wind was really beating us up, and we managed to find some crappie up in the brush. Ended up with 9 (3 females), all caught from the same place, all were keepers. Found water that was 54 to 59 degrees in the coves, and there had to be more crappie around, but the wind made it impossible to stay on them. Bite was really light on minnows. Threw all sorts of jigs but caught nothing on them. if Mother Nature would ever straighten out, the spawn just might kick off, but it’s probably still a couple weeks out.
  4. Crappie

    Decided that enough was enough and tried to find them shallow yesterday. Started by putting in at the sons creek access. The lake is high enough that you can’t see any stumps, but they are still there! Hit a couple of my favorite spots but caught 0 crappie. We did catch some nice keeper largemouths and a few whites, but we were after some crappie. Made the decision to load the boat up and go launch at CC. Tried fishing out of the wind and wasn’t catching anything. Went the north end of a cove where the wind was really beating us up, and we managed to find some crappie up in the brush. Ended up with 9 (3 females), all caught from the same place, all were keepers. Found water that was 54 to 59 degrees in the coves, and there had to be more crappie around, but the wind made it impossible to stay on them. Bite was really light on minnows. Threw all sorts of jigs but caught nothing on them. if Mother Nature would ever straighten out, the spawn just might kick off, but it’s probably still a couple weeks out. This post has been promoted to an article
  5. Fishing in the wind

    I went yesterday. The wind was tough! We were tired of fighting the boat by the end of the day
  6. Walleye

    How were you fishing for them?
  7. Monday plans

    I'm sure you will find a few up on the banks, but after this rain, they will probably be suspended farther out. Fishing was great a couple weeks ago, we should be on the tail end of the spawn now. Chunk rock banks have been more productive than pea gravel for me. good luck
  8. 4/23 walleye

    Still fishing in 20ft of water? We have been catching our fill of crappie lately, now it's time to try and figure walleye out I guess! headed to the lake in the morning to do just that...
  9. Crappie Spawn

    Are all the crappie fisherman being tight lipped? The catching is good if you catch them at the right time in the right spots. Fished all Sunday afternoon out of the CC ramp and caught 21 keepers between the 2 of us, all on minnows against chunk rock banks. Northing against pea gravel. Kept the boat in 4-6 of water and caught them against the banks. All on minnows, couldn't buy a bite on a jig- tried all different color combos. Had to keep moving around, we could catch 2-4 in a spot then we would move on to the next spot. The size of the males has been great so far this year, I have only had to throw back 4 crappie in 5 trips for being under 10 inches. A small front dropped in around 7 and shut the bite down. Couldn't catch anything after the wind picked up. Only 3 females in the bunch. Greenfield trading post was out of minnows on Sunday. They had this problem around this time last year. Someone should clue them in that it's crappie season, and they will sell much more of them than they normally would at any other time of the year! Anyone else having any luck?
  10. crappie again

    I was there last night as well. The bite was tough with the north wind. I had my boat in 4-5 ft of water, but was throwing to the bank on the steeper rock bank and found a small area where the crappie were hitting a minnow 12-15 inches below a bobber right up next to the bank. I was reading 58 degree water. I caught 12 keepers, and only 2 females in the bunch. Most of the action came in the 30 min before and after sunset. All keepers came from minnows. I was throwing a jig all around my bobbers, but only caught 2 small ones on it.
  11. crappie

    That's good to hear! Is Miller cove north or south of the cc ramp?
  12. Camping

    Go to recreation.gov to check out and reserve a site. Cedar ridge, rurark bluff, and hawker point are popular site with electric hookups, restrooms, and playgrounds for the kiddos. i believe all of the above are closed until April though.
  13. Friday 8/12/16 Bink's Spoon (I talked in this one)

    I just bought some spoons from them yesterday. I can't wait to try them.
  14. Stockton Spawn

    Around the full moon in April I caught a lot of crappie right on the bank in spawning coves close to the cc ramp by Greenfield. Saturday night I went back to those banks since it was the full moon again and caught more. The size wasn't a good, but they were there. Ended up keeping 4, but probably caught 15. Threw a couple back that were so full of eggs they were about to bust open! Caught a nice walleye and a couple cats to eat, and a few whites. Good evening fishing with the boys! The eggs in the female crappie were very pale and almost white. I don't think I have ever seen them look like that before. Does anyone know what causes this?
  15. Whites

    I'm assuming the rain Friday night would have kicked all the whites into spawn mode. Did anyone fish for them yesterday up the river arms?
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