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genske15
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4/23/14 4:31 PM CST
Hey guys. This ain't Facebook. Quit your arguin and worry bout the main point, fishing. I don't wanna know bout who is cryin or gonna be cryin and who had to borrow whose equipment.

fishinerman
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4/23/14 1:39 PM CST
Well to give the Hero his due, he did put us on the fish. As for the crying, I have allergies and my eyes were watering from the pollen. Yeah that's it. For equipment, I learned that when you have to put a lot of fish in the boat and return 4 times as many, you need to have everything tip top, fresh line, good reels, etc. I wasn't ready for that many fish but next time I will be ready and who will be crying then? Buhhhwahahahaha!

HERO547
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4/23/14 1:23 PM CST
Boy o Boy. I was being nice, not saying a thing about fishing with a YAHOO with JUNK equipment. I had to give him one of my jigs so he could catch a fish. Then he never even gave it back to me when we were done. I had to let him use my pole to catch a few crappies. I had no choice but to let him use it. I just could not let him sit in the front of the boat crying. Ten more miniutes of his crying and I would have had to start bailing out the boat so we would not sink.

fishinerman
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4/23/14 12:35 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
Just to add to Hero's report. I accompanied him yesterday. He gave me a lot of crap about my equipment but that was because I don't use bamboo cane poles like he does. He says the fishing was better 80 years ago when he was a young man. Seriously, though, color did matter until the water warmed up and even then, some work ed better than others. Dark colors, reds and browns worked better for gills. They were biting surprisingly large offerings. Natural lighter colors were best for the crappie, but not bright colors.

HERO547
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4/23/14 8:18 AM CST
I forgot to say that I did get a few crappies on minnows. Last week not a one on minnows.

HERO547
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4/22/14 7:59 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Damm wind. Froze the first hour. Early temperature on main lake 44. At 3 when we quit, 50. You need at least 58 or 59 to turn them on in the main lake. Same as last week. Started out with zip city on north end and worked south. Only caught 200 or so today, but the size picked up. Took home 20 nice crappies up to 12 inches and 30 gills, average size. They hit any any all colors today. In fact we never even added a waxworm. Ice fishings jigs and plastic. OK, I give a few pointers. You must use horizontal, not vertical jigs. Fish 18 inches deep for crappies and 30 inches deep for gills. They are in the same areas but if your bait is under the crappies. You will not get many. 57 was the best water temperature we could find. Best of luck to all.

Fishing with Slappy
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4/22/14 5:15 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
Was out for quite a few hours Monday, 4/21. Searched all over the lake for warmer water. Can't really say there was much, even with the better weather this past week. Most of main lake only at 46 degrees. Only exception was the northeast end of lake was slightly warmer. No fish caught in these areas yet! "Too Cold". Also, I tried some backwater areas. Sorry too say that was a bit like feeding baby fish! Haha.... wasn't going to sit there and catch 200, just to get a few that barely measure up to be true keepers. By the end of the day I did manage a dozen good size crappie. 9-11.5 inches. And four 8 inch gills. But I did have to really search to find biting fish. Seemed like it was just a small feeding window right before the cold front moved in. Hoping things pick up soon. My guess is still a week or so before fish move in and become active!

Good luck to everyone this year, and remember to save some fish for the next guy!

blackhawks
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4/21/14 8:37 PM CST
Fishingboy, yes, I have fished from the shore adjacent to the launch. If it is sunny out and the previous night's temperatures did not drop too far, it can be good. I recommend using a rocket or weighted bobber in order to get away from the shore. Good luck.

[This post was last edited on 4/21/14 at 8:38 PM]
thefishingboy
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4/21/14 7:15 PM CST
Just wondering if anyone has fished from shore from the peninsula on the inlet near the launch. I would love to attempt to catch some panfish tomorrow and am wondering if it would be worth it to drive out there. I'm getting sick of river fishing the past few weeks. Thanks

svitreum
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4/21/14 5:10 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Terrible morning of fishing. Friday was awesome with many 8+" gills and today was just terrible. We caught at least 100 fish with only 12 big enough. If you wanted 6" gills you could limit in no time. Targeting only gills as usual. Guess we weren't in the right spots. Fished the channels on the south end with only one of them producing at all. Should have went to Lake Michigan and fished for the coho. Oh well.

ifish1221
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4/21/14 4:50 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Fished the south end of the lake with my dad. Got our limit within the first hour. Crappie and Gills were non stop. After 4 hours we caught over 150 each. The ice kill off was sad to see. Talked to a city worker who said this was the worst he had ever seen. Also talked to a young guy that lived on the lake he said the biggest slab crappiest are best to catch at night.

noluck4eyes
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4/20/14 7:36 PM CST
Hero and Airforce, you guys are HEROES for teaching that kid how to catch fish. I remember when I was young and didn't know my a$$ from a hole in the ground, an old guy dying of cancer persevered for two hours in his boat to teach me how to rig walleyes. Also Hero please keep posting. I enjoy your reports.

Sorry for the non-report, so here's another tip. When the main lake gets to 50 degrees the crappie will start hitting in 15 feet or less and when the temp gets to the mid to upper 50's they'll be on fire.

bigmike50
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4/20/14 4:08 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Fished Sunday AM. Windy and high waves. No luck. Seen a few boats they had no luck.

Ossa79
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4/18/14 9:37 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
Went out late this morning with 2 friends, slow start but got better as the day went on. Had to catch a bunch to get the keeper's, but the fish are their. We did not catch 400, but we will try harder tomorrow. Friend of mine caught 43 fish on one waxworm last year, I called Guinness world records as fast as I could. All kidding aside, good day of fishing, be safe / have a good time.

Gethenet2me
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4/18/14 6:02 AM CST
Why are all the fish dying?

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