Finished a trip from Thursday to Saturday, fished midday to early evening each day. We had two boats. All action was crappie. One boat limited out on Friday evening in the river. Good sized crappie caught on Gulp!. Caught a smallmouth and small LM bass too. Tried for walleye every time and came up empty.
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Went to Arbutus this last week and caught a limit of walleye and crappie within 2 hours. for the crappie I used a small twister tail with a 1/16 oz jig head and jigged it 8- 12 inches below the surface then for the walleye casted f-9 or f-12 rapalas in the perch or gold color in 5-6’ of water. Also caught a bonus Muskie and a 26’ walleye that is still swimming
Another good day out on the ice from this past year, got another couple nice keepers and a decent perch. Looking forward to getting out here in the boat this year.
Made a few trips out to Arbutus this year, Walleye bit pretty well! Lots of fish in the 12-18 inch range, made a video of one of my better trips, feel free to check it out below.
Is there anybody who plows a path on arbutus? Looking to try and get out this weekend. Thanks
What boat landing did you go off of?
Heads up: They are ticketing people who are not paying to use the boat launch to get on the ice. The sheriff got me the other day as I was coming off the lake. Apparently you need a county park sticker or you need to pay the $5 day fee.
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Slow Saturday had some flags Sunday,took a small eye home,lake is safe everywhere. 19inch base ,Big walleye derby Saturday, you can get your tickets at the Bait shop in Hatfield , tight lines ! good luck! I got my tickets.
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Fished Arnold's Creek for a couple hours this afternoon. Marked a number of fish but not many takers. I lost and missed a few. Only caught 1 Crappie and 1 Walleye. No size to either fish. Both fish came off a spoon and a minnow. Not one bite on the tip downs.
Thanks. Greatly appreciated