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paneyefshr
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8/15/15 10:30 AM CST
Fished for crappie right before dark last night. 1/8th ounce beetle spin fished slow but only about 1 foot down. The pattern is pretty easy. Look for fry in the day near the shallow weed edge in areas that are near a deep crappie spot. Go back and fish that area an hour before dark. Look for jumping fry, they're usually being chased by crappie.

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8/9/15 8:00 AM CST
Fished about 2 hrs Friday evening, half worm on a 1/4 jig (blue glow) drifted the flats just east of 27. Got 4 walleye and some nice crappie. Walleye were all slot fish. Crappie have been really nice this year. Most fish right about 11 inches. Wind picked up from the north and the bite shut down. All fish bit on depth changes droping from about 8-12 FOW.

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8/3/15 1:17 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F
Only fished for about two hours on Sunday afternoon.Fished the edge of jump channel on the NW side of lake. Not a great time to be fishing with birght sun and little wind. We did manage two 15 inch walley and a nice crappie. Jigs with half a crawler slowy trolled. Algae was really bad.

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7/29/15 5:40 PM CST
Fished this last weekend, sorry for the late post. Overall we didn't catch that many, but we didn't fish that hard either. My wife loves trolling and driving the boat, so we stuck to that for the couple hours we had.

We trolled night crawlers on two hook harnesses. I tried all the usual colors gold, chartreuse, green, and red. By far red metallic was the best, it got every fish! I've run into that before on Holcombe, seems that red is a top color when the water is warm.

The fish we got were all in about 12 FOW and related to rocks or sunken timber. We managed a few nice crappie for the pan and landed a few walleye too, but all were slot fish. Its nice seeing so many 16.5-17.75 inch fish in the lake but it gets frustrating when that's all you catch and have to put them all back. I just wanted one for the grill.

The lake water is very warm and green. Seems to have most of the fish holding at the thermocline which I'm thinking is at about 10 foot (don't hold me to that).

I didn't get a chance to try, but I'm thinking cranks trolled would have worked just as well or better. I've had great luck on black/chartreuse flicker shad, the bummer is you can only get them at Mills F&F or you have to make them yourself. The black is the top 2/3 if you want to make your own. I like the smaller sizes, they only run about 5' down when casted but more like 8 or more when trolled 3 foot behind a bead chain sinker.

Good luck to everyone

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7/14/15 12:23 PM CST
Check out isle bay resort they have some rentals.

Phack
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7/12/15 9:14 AM CST
My wife and I are looking to bring the kids up sometime the first week of August for 3 -4 days. My wife's grandparents had a place on the lake when she was a kid and wants to visit the area and do some fishing. I would like to rent a house or cabin on the lake with a pier for the boat. If you have any recommendations, please PM me. Thanks

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7/7/15 2:25 PM CST
Fished some Friday-Sunday. The lake was very busy as expected which had the fish "off" but still managed a few fish every day despite only fishing an hour or so. Heavy boat traffic and a constant barrage of fireworks had the fish overall deeper and negative.

The fish we did get were in about 14-16 FOW near structure, or in 5-6 FOW near dusk. Leeches were best for walleye, minnows worked for crappie. Tried some artificial, but didn't get many bites. We saw a few boats trolling, on what I think was about the 15' line, but they were moving pretty fast, so I'm guessing they were trolling cranks. Saw them boat a few smallish fish, but they had action.

The bloom is just starting and the shallow areas are getting quite warm. Surface temps were in the low 80s with mid water temps in mid 70's. I usually start to target suspended fish at those temps looking for the thermocline which I think is about 10' down right now.

Tight Lines

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6/25/15 3:12 PM CST
Laketroutguy,Yes the edges of the channel are best and there is generally little or no structure. I have also had some success over cribs but not nearly as much as in the river channel.

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6/25/15 1:23 PM CST
RJD1: Thanks for the info. I take this fish are relating to the edges of the channel then. I don't assume they are on structure unless there are cribs close to the edges. I figured they were deep just wanted to ask the best structure to fish to find them. Holcombe seems like a pretty big body of water.

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6/25/15 12:43 PM CST
LAKETROUTGUY: Crappies often suspend over deep water in Holcombe this time of year. I have done very well fishing in the main river channel. The fish are usually suspended over deep water. I typically set slip bobbers with crappie minnows 7-8' down in 12-20fow. Casting with 1/16 to 1/8oz jigs w/twister tails works very well also.The fish are rarely more than 10' down even in 20fow. Ive actually had my best success during late afternoon/early evening on calm sunny days when you would expect nothing to be biting. Good luck

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6/25/15 12:03 PM CST
Looking for a little info regarding crappies. I see the comment of crappie are- "They are in there summer pattern".

Does that mean they are cribs or in the cabbage, or both. Anyone willing to share any info. PM if not willing to make comments public.

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6/25/15 10:56 AM CST
Targeted walleye for several days. The bite was pretty good, lots of slot fish and a few for the pan.

Most fish came in 14-20 FOW on leeches slowly jigged or pulled along the bottom with weedless jig heads. The fish I got were in or along the river channel or on flats directly adjacent to the channel. Glow and chartreuse were the best colors. We had bites all day, but the best bite was about 90 minutes before dark. The key was wood or rock structures. If you were able to fish regular jigs and not get frustrated by loosing tackle you were in the wrong place.

Crappie were on their summer pattern. We got a few suspended in the afternoon and then worked shallow areas near by at dusk. Only fished them one afternoon/evening but the bite was good, size was mixed with several in the 11-12 inch range. Glow jigging spoons tipped with waxies or a small minnow worked for the suspended fish. The same bait under a bobber worked best when they moved shallow. Red or green glow out-fished other colors at least 3 to one.

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6/22/15 12:08 PM CST
Headed to Holcombe for my first time ever in 2 weeks. Mostly a college reunion camping party but would like to get out and fish for a few hours. Smallmouth are my favorite but largemouth, walleye, or pike would be fun too. Can anybody please point me in the right direction via private messenger? I won't have the means to freeze anything so it will be catch and release only and I'll probably never be back. Just want to enjoy a few hours of fishing and not abuse your hotspot. I will be on my buddy's pontoon.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

junior muskie hunter
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6/21/15 8:44 PM CST
Headed up the end of the month July muskie fishing. Fished the flowage for about five or more years and haven't caught a muskie. Hoping to break the ice this time. Was wondering if any of you guys had any tips or tactics. Thanks!

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6/14/15 7:58 AM CST
my son and i are coming up within the next two months trying to target bass. can anyone give me any info i will have a boat. know nothing of the lake just here good things. p.m. me with anything would be great thanks and stay safe on the water.

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