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RJD1
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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.

Chris2fur
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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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6/8/15 10:48 AM CST
I tried for gills on Friday and Saturday with limited success. The fish just weren't biting and I tried many spots and for several species. I'm blaming the weather, high pressure and windy the whole time.

I think the gills are just starting, but I could be wrong. Water temps are in the mid 60s. I didn't see beds, so I'm thinking they haven't really started yet.

We saw others targeting gills. They like us got a few but mostly small ones.

Good luck

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6/7/15 8:51 PM CST
I'm hoping to take my little guys out bluegill fishing this week. Can anyone tell me if the bluegills have spawned yet? I'm hoping we have good timing. Any feedback will be appreciated.

steins92
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5/31/15 8:31 PM CST
Hi there,

I am taking my dad out to Holcombe June 5 through the 8th. I've never fished the lake before but would appreciate and sort of tips/advice anyone would be willing to give. We would be mainly crappie and walleye fishing, but would love to get into any other species that this body of water has to offer. My dad has never caught a smallmouth before, so that would be cool as well! Feel free to message me with any tips you may be willing to share.

Thanks, Shane

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5/28/15 6:55 AM CST
Lake Holcombe is very closely controlled. The water levels are normal right now. The lake level changes about 6" every day. The water level drops from sunrise to sunset and rises over night.

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5/28/15 6:47 AM CST
Is the water high at all? Thanks

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5/26/15 4:04 PM CST
Dodged wind, rain and boaters Saturday and Sunday with not much success. The weather changed constantly (except when it rained for 24 hours straight) which may be why the fish didn't bite that well. Walleye were somewhat active before the rain started. Tried minnows, worms and leaches, minnows were best. The few we got related to flats not the river channels. Jig color seemed to make a big difference. Gold and glow red were the hot colors. Green glow and blue glow which were very good 2 weeks ago were no good this time.

Casted flicker shads, beetle spins and spinners for a few hours and got several pike which are just starting to move back shallow. Brightly colored baits were best. Chartreuse/white and firetiger were best. Chartreuse/black (my usual favorite) ran a distant 3rd. Gills were not on beds yet. Crappie are on the summer pattern.

Good luck

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5/18/15 10:23 AM CST
Fished Thursday-Saturday with not much to show for it. Got a few small walleye and some pike in about 8-16 FOW jigging. Fished the Jump river and the Jump channel nearly down to Swedes. Fish just weren't active, marked fish in all the usual spots. Tried minnows, worms and many types of lures, nothing worked that well. Night crawler and jig got the most, but was fished the most too.

Crappie spawn seems to be over. Walleye have moved deeper. Gills are starting to move shallow. Perch were pretty active, but the size was poor

Overall a very quiet weekend on the lake

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