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    I would say bluegill, possibly with a bit or more...

    I would say bluegill, possibly with a bit or more of copperhead strain. Size looks like heavily populated small water stunted and possibly pretty close to the maximum size possible there.
  2. Thread: 10 Jigging Rods

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    I do my jigging off docks and along walls, since...

    I do my jigging off docks and along walls, since I don't have a boat.
    I use a 2' and a 4' ice rod with a very fast tip and an Eagle Claw inline ice reel that has both a drag and free spool. You...
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    The real trick with the falling baits is to have...

    The real trick with the falling baits is to have them "drift" down on an almost tight line and watch for twitches, stops that shouldn't be there or sideways line movement. The tungsten ice jigs are...
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    1/32 jighead on #6 or #8 hook with plastics, 6...

    1/32 jighead on #6 or #8 hook with plastics, 6 for the large tails, 8 for the smaller like the Bobby Garland 1"ers. The key to the most control is to match the line to the jig weight. at 1/64 or...
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    Crappie Pappy and Arthur got it nailed. ...

    Crappie Pappy and Arthur got it nailed. Normally I would put #1 totally into the bluegill species due to mouth size, but the fin edges sure do speak to greenie ancestry. You can also usually tell...
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    Nice bluegills, real nice. I tried Nanofil...

    Nice bluegills, real nice.
    I tried Nanofil when it first came out and ran afoul of its missbehaving when one fishes slack lines, which I do as a matter of course with the very light lures I...
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    bde maka ska still no crappies

    I got in a couple hours casting with 1/48 and 1/64 oz head on true 4# test line on Thursday. Not so much as a sniff from a crappie, but I did catch a couple of small sunnies and I landed three pike...
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    DNR fishing docks

    Has anybody heard whether the DNR or any of the various parks involved (especially here in the Twin Cities) are going to put up the fishing docks this year?
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    2# GAMMA Polyflex for normal weather 2# GAMMA...

    2# GAMMA Polyflex for normal weather
    2# GAMMA ESP Ice for a smaller diameter, softer line in cold weather
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    Ice is going OUT

    Open water is starting to show up along the edges of local lakes here in the Twin Cities, with street drains showing the biggest areas.
    Reels all lubed and filled with new Gamma, all ready to go. ...
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    I prefer to fillet live fish right into ice water...

    I prefer to fillet live fish right into ice water or at least ice cold. That sets the meat real nice and firm. Never have soft crappie fillets that way. We keep the catch alive in a mesh bag over...
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    Or mess with a musky, a 30" pike, a 20#+ carp or...

    Or mess with a musky, a 30" pike, a 20#+ carp or a 20"+ largemouth on 4# line. I tangle with some of each of these oversize fish nearly every year during my crappie fishing, which is 4# on 5' UL...
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    Sticky: I like a little stretch in my copolymer and I...

    I like a little stretch in my copolymer and I like GAMMA from Black Knight Industries who own it now. Smaller diameter than SOS and lays down nice and smooth and is extremely abrasion resistant. ...
  14. Thread: 5 minutes

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    A great way to pass a few minutes for sure. We...

    A great way to pass a few minutes for sure. We have fishing water all over Minneapolis; so I keep a couple of rods in the back seat rigged for casting and an ice rod rigged for jigging docks, all...
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    Southern Pro 1 1/2" Lil Hustler Cajun Cricket on...

    Southern Pro 1 1/2" Lil Hustler Cajun Cricket on black jig head - my all time favorite, but close are red or orange each with chartreuse tail with or without glitter, red or orange scale with chart...
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    Crappie spawn is on finally.

    Here in the Metro the males are bringing their fry out from the nests. (and both the bluegills and the rest of the crappie population are feasting) Massive insect hatches now, too. I don't fish the...
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    I second the 5000s which I use for catfish and...

    I second the 5000s which I use for catfish and carp. The ones with the clicker cast well and are good bait reels, that you can set, turn on the clicker and punch the free spool. The clicker tells...
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    Dogfish stink bad enough to be good catfish...

    Dogfish stink bad enough to be good catfish bait...
    Be sure to wear your plastic gloves when handling them, the stink is difficult to wash off your hands.
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    I look for warmer waters generally shallow with mud flats especially on sunny warm afternoons. IMO they both come to take the rays and to feed on early insect hatches that the sun brings off. I...
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    I've fished crappies successfully below bridge...

    I've fished crappies successfully below bridge abutments and in the spring in the tops of flooded brush, especially just off the current. Lots of crappies is lots of rivers all over the eastern...
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    I fish from shore and docks. Mostly cast 1/32nd...

    I fish from shore and docks. Mostly cast 1/32nd jigs with a variety of plastic tails such as 1 1/2 crappie tubes and 2" rat tail shads on 4# line and UL rods. I also jig dock pilings and walls with...
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    thanks i'll have a look

    thanks i'll have a look
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    fish from high wall question about nets

    Still too cold up here in Minneapolis, but going over my equipment, I had a look at the long handled landing net I use fishing on walls along the Mississippi here, real clumsy! I see the drop nets...
  24. Thread: Minnows

    by no1son
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    The foam is an aquarium problem that is addressed...

    The foam is an aquarium problem that is addressed with a "protein skimmer". It is the result of churned water full of fish waste, dead fish, etc. Always examine bait tanks and avoid any that show...
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    First open water outing

    Tossed the UL and 1.5 crappie tubes for a while last night out on Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun). No crappies and no sunnies to be seen, but didn't get skunked thanks to a 17" largemouth which...
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    If the bite is on, a plastic tipped jig does not...

    If the bite is on, a plastic tipped jig does not need to be rebaited to continue the catch very quickly. Furthermore there are quite a few times that a different colored or style of jig&tail will be...
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    [QUOTE=catchNgrease;3804813]A cinched knot can...

    [QUOTE=catchNgrease;3804813]A cinched knot can cause a jig to hang vertical/unnatural

    The Cinch knot or the Palomar knot can either one be set to snug at several positions on the jig eye to...
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    I have always used the Palomar knot to tie on my...

    I have always used the Palomar knot to tie on my jigs and snell on the circle hooks when fishing bait (as for cats and carp). I am going to give the loop knot a try this coming open water season. ...
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    Up here in Minnesota I average about 5 crappies...

    Up here in Minnesota I average about 5 crappies an hour, some trips a lot faster, some not so much, all on jig and plastic, and we are only allowed one rod at a time. But you are correct in that one...
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    Only one rod allowed in Minnesota, and moving...

    Only one rod allowed in Minnesota, and moving minnows around the shoreline is quite a chore. Little jigs and plastic tails are every bit as effective, do not die on you, need no special equipment to...
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