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Offline Arquero3d

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Midnight Bite
« on: Feb 14, 2019, 11:28 AM »
My brother and I fished public water in Knox County last night from 11-2:30.  He caught 94 crappie, and I managed to add another 64.  They ran small, but we had a blast!  I must say that I did not quite make it to work by 8 a.m. After a 45-minute drive home, followed by over an hour of cleaning fish...It was well worth burning half a day's vacation.

10" if ice.
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Re: Midnight Bite
« Reply #1 on: Feb 14, 2019, 03:16 PM »
That's dedication.  Lake Story by chance?

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Re: Midnight Bite
« Reply #2 on: Feb 14, 2019, 04:12 PM »
Holy cow thats a good day!!! What were they biting on?

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Re: Midnight Bite
« Reply #3 on: Feb 14, 2019, 06:35 PM »
We caught them on minnows and waxies.   I got tired of re-baiting my minnows, so I caught most of mine on the wax worms.  My brother stuck with the minnows on one of his (two) rods all night.  I will use that as my excuse for getting out-fished. ;)

Caught them about 20' down in 30 FOW.

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Re: Midnight Bite
« Reply #4 on: Feb 14, 2019, 06:53 PM »
I love fishing the night bite! The majority of my biggest crappie hauls have come after dark.  A couple times a season you just happen to be there when they turn on like they did last night.
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Re: Midnight Bite
« Reply #5 on: Feb 17, 2019, 04:33 PM »
Fished again last night from 5-9 PM.  There were plenty of people out there. Bite was kind of slow. I managed 42 in 4 hours.

11" of ice.
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Re: Midnight Bite
« Reply #6 on: Feb 18, 2019, 01:35 PM »
Sounds like typical Lake Storey in Galesburg to me. 

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Re: Midnight Bite
« Reply #7 on: Feb 22, 2019, 08:43 AM »
harpenter and I went last night for about 5 hours and caught about 300 crappies.   that averaged about 8".   next year should be a good year. 
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Re: Midnight Bite
« Reply #8 on: Feb 22, 2019, 11:44 AM »
harpenter and I went last night for about 5 hours and caught about 300 crappies.   that averaged about 8".   next year should be a good year.
That's a lot of cleaning.

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Re: Midnight Bite
« Reply #9 on: Feb 22, 2019, 01:14 PM »
we kept a total of 0 of them.
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Re: Midnight Bite
« Reply #10 on: Feb 25, 2019, 09:19 PM »
Must have been a fun night!
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Re: Midnight Bite
« Reply #11 on: Mar 06, 2019, 09:48 AM »
It was a fun night for sure.  Fished near a dad and his son and they were struggling to find the bite.  Showed his kid a few things and he ended up pounding the Crappies for a couple hours.  It was fun to see the smile on his face.  They probably left with around 50 Crappies. 

 



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