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TOM BOLEY
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3/1/15 1:26 PM CST
Crappie action has been great. Fishing in 17 to 30 foot holes outside of spawning bays/creeks.Had a group of 4 out on Friday for about 3 hours and we caught close to 100 fish. Gold baits have been the keys. In most locations the fish are stacking up 8 to 12 feet down. Our top presentation has been a gold slenderspoon tipped with waxies and ripped aggressively far above the depth of the fish.

Fishing jigging raps high in the water column is a good way to weed out larger fish. We are getting a lot of fish in that 8 to 12 range. Fishing should be getting really really good in the next couple weeks.

patrick93
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3/1/15 11:11 AM CST
We fished for crappies all day yesterday with moderate success. We set up in about 17 feet water and fished the whole day in the shack because of the wind. We ended up catching 5 or 6 nice ones with some smaller ones mixed in.

DEAN ELMER
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2/24/15 6:56 AM CST
Fished yesterday and started at 8am and the fish were biting right off the bat with 15 keepers up to 11 inches. After 9 am it slowed down. The wind picked up and the crappies slowed right down. Caught another 15 or more the rest of the day but most were small. Had to dowmsize to catch those. Here's a pic of a nice fat crappie. All fish released.


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2/23/15 9:14 AM CST
Ice Depth: 26" Conditions: Partly Sunny
Got out this past Saturday with a couple of clients Crappie fishing. With all this cold weather lately, Saturday bite was pretty hot. Only fishing the afternoon, we managed to ice well over 30 fish and keeping 25 and missed our share to boot. Most of the action came on tip downs and minnows. We were fishing anywhere from 8 to 15 down, over 20 FOW. With only a high of 17 Degrees, you had to constantly maintain cleaning/skimming the holes in order for tip downs to be effective. A little more work being outside to man them, but it paid off.

On another note, the trolling issue for the Flowage is off the table until 2016.

With March right around the bend and warmer temps to follow, now's the time to book your trip and get in on some of this ice fishing fun!

Tight Lines! TC

[This post was last edited on 2/23/15 at 9:16 AM]

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the net man
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2/23/15 8:28 AM CST
Thanks for the info.

Wright6
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2/23/15 8:24 AM CST
Travel is pretty good on the lakes. Just keep in mind that there are some pretty good drifts if you get off the main paths. Have a shovel with. Also, I don't recommend driving at all on the Flowage with a truck.

the net man
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2/23/15 8:01 AM CST
I am coming up this weekend with the wife. want to know if I need to hall up the snowmobile to get around the area lakes. Or will a 4x4 truck be fine

DEAN ELMER
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2/23/15 5:34 AM CST
Fshed the last five days on the Chip for crappie and did well. Mornings have been the best. Seems the action dies after 4:30pm. Fish are hitting from the bottom up to 5 ft under the ice. Kept 28 the last two days that were 9.75-11.25 inches. Löst lots of fish at bottom of hole and in transducer cable.

Will be at the Hayward Lakes Booth and the Madison Fishing Expo this weekend. Stop in and say Hi.

If you would like to book a trip give me a call.

Deano


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2/12/15 12:53 PM CST
Mountnman, I suggest you drive up and around to Deer Run Resort if you looking to fish Moores Bay. They are the closest with easy access to get on the lake. Otherwise, it would be a long hike from the dam to get to Moores Bay. You also can go out and around from Deerfoot Lodge. Good fishing in between those 2 resorts.

Tight Lines! TC


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mountnman
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2/12/15 12:40 PM CST
Ice Depth: 17" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Went northwest out of south cc boat landing fished 10-14' of water, marked fish but only small bluegill takers. Wondering if the boat landing by the winter dam is okay to use to get up to moores bay with an atv? Or if there's better ways to get into that area and is it worth trying? Thanks

DEAN ELMER
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2/9/15 11:04 AM CST
Fished the crappie tourney out of Deerfoot this weekend and caught lots of crappie from 5" - 11" on waxies and gulp. No winners in our group but we had a great time . If your looking for something to do next year join us at the 4th annual Freeze Your Buns off Crappie Tourney. Grand prize was a power auger. Biggest crappie for the tourney was 11.75 inches. Lots of fish between 9 and 10 inches. Travel on the ice is better than last year.

Call me if your looking to get out on the Chip

Deano


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2/9/15 7:57 AM CST
Ice Depth: 20" Conditions: Cloudy
Fished with some friends on Saturday for Crappies. Caught plenty of average size fish in the 9-10 inch range. Just keeping enough for a nice fish fry. Fished the Northeast side anywhere around the 18 - 24 FOW. Pretty much on the edge of the deeper water is where you want to be. Minnows on tip-downs with a tiny No#14 treble seem to produce the most action with a few on waxies and artificial baits. The morning and late afternoon bite was best with the afternoon being spotty.

Give me a call to book your trip and get in on some of this fun!

TC

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2/6/15 11:32 AM CST
Yes, it probably will happen this year that you will be able to troll on The Big Chip. I for one, do not see it impacting the guides and their business. People hire guides for reasons other than just to catch fish. Sure, catching fish is the goal but not the only reason. Most of my clients just want to learn the lake and how to fish the lake during their stay and trolling just doesn't cut it for that reason. Sure, people are going to try it and possibly with some success. IMHO I think that it's geared towards the issue of boat positioning when using a trolling motor while Musky fishing (casting) and dragging live bait around. That's always been a touchy subject and now eliminates the element of being illegal.

Good luck trolling out there this season thinking your going to out fish a structure fisherman on The Big Chip. This lake is a structure based lake for the most part. You could be off literally 20 feet from a spot and not catch fish. Trolling or otherwise.

On another note, I had a cancellation for this Saturday ice fishing for crappies. It was for a 1/2 day trip. If someone wants to get out there tomorrow, give me a call.

Good luck to all that is fishing in the Deerfoot Ice fishing Tournament! TC

[This post was last edited on 2/6/15 at 11:45 AM]

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PvtJoker
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2/6/15 9:57 AM CST
Thanks for clearing that up Jason... It will be intresting to see how this plays out.. I would imagine if this is passed ...alot of northwoods walleye guides will be hurting for $$$ this year.. Why pay someone to take you out.. when you can just drive around towing a crankbait.. and accidently catch your 1-3 fish limit (depending on the year)...

DEAN ELMER
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2/6/15 5:46 AM CST
Ice Depth: 19"
Been fishing crappie on the eastside and the action has been good. Fishing in depths of 18-27 fow on northeast side of flowage. You have to pick though them but able to catch crappie up to 12 inches. Catching some bluegills also of good size. The other day I landed a 18 inch eye on a jig rod. Was a fun fight. Yesterday I lost a bigger eye on a jig and waxies.

Crappie tourney this weekend out of Deerfoot if your looking for something to do. Still time to enter.

Deano

[This post was last edited on 2/6/15 at 5:50 AM]

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