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Headed out on the river today with Northwoods for some walleye fishing but soon found that the crappie were very active. We launched at 6am and fished the downed wood along the shorelines boating many nice crappie with the biggest hitting 13 inches. The river current is slowing down and the level has dropped about 6 inches from last week but the water temps are a very nice mid 70's. That's pretty darn cool for this time of year. The walleye bite was sporadic but we did manage three nice keepers between 15 and 17 inches. We also picked up some respectable white bass, a few large/small mouth and several large drum. Oh Yea, one 7 inch muskie. :lol:



All fish were taken on 1/16th weedless jigs tipped with fatheads and a few crawlers. Color didn't seem to matter with green, white and orange producing well. Fish ranged from 3 to 8 foot deep and as usual, the crappie came in groups. Finding more lay downs in the river that weren't there before the last flood. Caution is required as I have hit wood in shallow as well as 9 foot deep water in places it didn't exist before. As the water drops, you'll be bumping into more stuff up there.

Be-careful !!

Another nice day on the water. 8)
 
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