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Was a tough bite 8am to 3pm today in East Central MN, but will be back at it in the mid-day tomorrow. Will let you know.

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Before a storm has always been good for me too.... as a matter of fact...

Just got back from fishing an East Central lake too.. we did very well in just two hours of fishing 12 to 14 feet... two person limit on pannies.

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It was a tough bite for us, glad you did well. Only two over 9", but the Sunfish where crazy for the waxies....We switched to minnnows, it was slow.

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Small panfish were very aggressive, but anything worth keeping was very tight lipped. Kept 2 crappies over 10" and a 14" eye. Released a lot of small sunnies and crappies a yellow bullhead and a 24" eye. Not a bad evening of fishing but other than the bigger eye not very impressive either.

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SC mn lake, dads buddies did well thurs night, buddy and i fished it fri night and tonight. last night was good, close to limit on crappies and 4 eyes, tonight before storm caught 4 crappies, very slow, fish were very negative.

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3 of us were fishing on a small lake outside of Webster, wi. Friday night we setup by 830 4 10" crappies within a few hours. Saturday morning we added 14 more....last night it was as if someone turned the switch off, absolutely nothing all night. This morning from 8 till 10 4 small snake northern that's it. I'm still "up in the air" whether or not storm fronts make a difference. I think it might.

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My dad and I caught a 2 man limit of pannies yesterday and really struggled today. Fished the same water, same time during the morning, and caught 5. Not even the little pesky perch would bite. I have found exactly 24 hrs before the storm to be best. Example: 8am-10am Sat the fish were on fire. After 10 off like a switch! The storm hit us by 9:30 this morning with very finiky fish to go with it! I have found this to hold true with al species at least in the winter!

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did not even make it out, was up b4 dawn but 2 kids were up 5 minutes after myself so that put the kabosh on sneaking out early. wife slept in & by time she got up the weather sucked already. glad it happened that way though cause im sure i would have been only out couple of hours at most as fast as weather came in this am

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Was on the Croix today and did great on the white bass and really nice Crappies 12 inch to 12.5 on the crappie going to hit cedar tomorrow morning heard from a neighbor they were hitting the sunnies good up there

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I got out. It was pefect. Had the lake all to myself.

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