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Twelve Mile Creek Lake Fishing Reports

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Water quality is good and the lake level is near normal. Bullhead - Good: A lot of nice slicks can be caught using crawlers. A crawler on the bottom works very well. Bluegill - Excellent: The bluegill fishing is excellent. A lot of nice fish from 6 to 8 inches have been picked up using crawlers from the near shore areas just about anywhere around the lake. The areas near the jetties and west shore have been very successful. Largemouth Bass - Good: A lot of mid-sized fish can be caught near-shore. Walleye - Fair: The walleye are biting better from the big open points, steep drop-off areas, and the near the dike at the upper end on leeches or crawlers. Some anglers are seeing success by trolling crankbaits over the rock fields.

The crappies are moving out a bit, but a few lakes still have fish near shore. The bluegills are biting very well near shore. Walleyes are starting to bite on the mounds. Largemouth bass are biting at almost every lake. Several other species are biting well at most lakes. Water temps are usually in the low 70s and water quality at most lakes is fair or good.

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Twelve Mile Creek Lake

Ice has formed over most of the lake. Waterfowl have kept some areas open. Ice thickness varies greatly. Areas 4 to 8 inches are common but ice may be less than 2 inches within a few yards. Bluegill - Fair: Several mid-sized fish have been caught from the creek channel areas near flooded timber. Crappie - Fair: Crappie have been caught from over the rock piles in 10 to 16 feet of water. Walleye - Fair: Several mid-size walleye have been caught from the deeper rock areas.

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Ice thickness varies. Reports indicate that the ice is 12 to 14 inches in most areas.

Mid-sized and large bluegils have been caught from the creek channel areas near flooded timber. Most fish are coming from 10 to 16 feet.

Crappies have been caught from flooded timber and rock piles in water from 10 to 25 feet. Minnows worked on a flutter jig have been working best. Walleye -

Mid-sized walleye have been caught from deeper rock areas, creek channel, and old road bed. Minnows have been working best.

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Temperature is about 60 degrees and water clarity is very good. All species are biting well. Bullhead - Excellent: A lot of big bullheads are being caught from shore using crawlers. Channel Catfish - Fair: A lot of channel catfish are being caught from the shoreline access areas on crawlers, stink bait, or liver. Bluegill - Good: The bluegill are starting to bite well on crawlers from the coves and calm shoreline areas. Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Bass are biting well from the shoreline structure and rocks. Crappie - Good: Several crappie are biting near shore from the gravel areas. Walleye - Fair: A few mid-sized walleye are being caught by jigging and trolling the steep shore near gravel areas.

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Water temperature is near 80 degrees and clarity is average. Some days algae can be a problem. Bullhead - Good: A lot of big bullheads are being caught from shore using crawlers on the bottom. Channel Catfish - Fair: Several catfish are being caught from shore using liver and bluegill sides.

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Water temperature is near 80 degrees and clarity is average. On some days, algae can be a problem. Bullhead - Good: A lot of big bullheads are being caught from shore using crawlers on the bottom. Channel Catfish - Fair: Several catfish are being caught from shore using liver and bluegill sides.

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Water temperature is near 80 degrees and clarity is average. Some days algae can be a problem. Bullhead - Good: A lot of big bullheads are being caught from shore using crawlers on the bottom. Channel Catfish - Fair: Several catfish are being caught from shore using liver, bluegill sides, or stink bait.

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Water temperature is above 80 degrees and clarity is average. Some days algae can be a problem. Bullhead - Good: A lot of big bullheads are being caught from shore using crawlers on the bottom. Channel Catfish - Fair: Several catfish are being caught from shore using liver, bluegill sides, or stink bait.

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Water clarity is about 4 feet and temperature is in the lower 50s. Walleye - Fair: A few mid-sized walleye can be caught by trolling the open flat areas at the upper end of the lake.

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Ice thickness just off the end of the main boat ramp is about 2 inches. Open water is present in the middle. Thickness varies widely and walking on the ice is not recommended until thickness improves.

Good ice is starting to form. The farm ponds and small lakes have from 4 to 7 inches of good ice. The medium sized lakes have less and could have less than 1 inch. The big lakes have some open water from waterfowl. A few more days will help.

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Ice thickness is increasing but thin areas still exist. Open water is present in the middle. The coves and near-shore areas are usually thicker but still check often. Several anglers have been fishing the roadway between the middle ramps. Check often.

Ice thickness is increasing. The farm ponds and small lakes have from 5 to 8 inches of good ice. The medium sized lakes have less and could still be too thin. The ice at big lakes varies from open water to 8 inches. The coves and sheltered areas could have up to 6 inches but nearby areas may still be less than an inch. Use caution and check the thickness frequently.

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