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Post Posted: 09:31pm - May 27,17 
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Water temp 63.

Dead calm = tough bite

Only consistent bite was yellow bass in the shallows. Carp are busy spawning on the rocks

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Post Posted: 08:03pm - May 28,17 
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Short, sweet and to the point..............thank you. I am sure this will help those going there. Any crappies come to hand?

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Post Posted: 08:45pm - May 28,17 
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I think I had one crappie on a jig and minnow but it came off right before I could see it. Crappie spawn is about over after speaking to some guys who caught some earlier in the week. I trolled and trolled with planer boards and not one crappie which surprised me as I usually can catch a couple trolling.

May give it another try tomorrow if there is some wind.

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Post Posted: 11:13am - May 30,17 
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Was out there this past Friday, water temps were 64.5 - 65 pretty much everywhere. My Dad and I managed to catch around 15 crappie, a few drum, and a couple short walleye. Had one yellow, also. All fish came trolling cranks and on the north side. We took home 8 that were all 12-13", with the exception of one that was around 11. The ones smaller than 12 all went back. Nothing bigger than around 13".

And IDK about that spawn being over just yet... Four of the eight we took home had eggs in them still. Which is a pretty high number for the spawn to be about over, IMO.

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Post Posted: 01:37pm - Jun 2,17 
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When it's dead calm its time to break out the top water - it doesn't always work but its a heck of a lot of fun when it does.

Had a couple smaller ones but this 5lber made it worth the effort

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Post Posted: 02:03pm - Jun 2,17 
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nothing better than top water stripers.

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