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I am in NE Wyoming and the fishing has been extremely tough this year. Can't even really mark much for the Crappie and Walleye. I am guessing it has something to do with the baitfish or the water temps but can't come across anything and have been hitting it hard all winter. How has everyone elses fishing been this year compared to past winters?

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It's been tough since the beginning of January through this weekend so far.

I fish the same couple of neighborhood lakes in the Metro Northern suburbs that get fairly good fishing pressure.

Am usually out by 9am and stay out for a few hours anyway, and hole hop a little. Have a hand auger so drilling more than a dozen holes in a few hours get hard.

I haven't even been marking any fish for the most part let alone catching any. I caught some small perch and a couple of potato chip sunnies yesterday around 11am, but didn't even see any fish on the flasher until I found this spot.

I think all the snow on the lake killed the vegetation and sapped the oxygen. Fishing has been really slow this year for me. I've been out about 15 times this year and have been skunked more than half the time. I'd like to get out at night to see if my luck would change but haven't been able to.

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Eve21, I have had a slow rough year as well, although I havent been as mobile as most years.

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I've been doing pretty well so far in 09'....the big thing for me was to get away from the crowds and fish areas that YOU think will produce and start from there. I've found tons of new spots that I never would have found by following the herd. Stick with it man, it sounds like you've put your time in. It'll payoff sometime soon here....best of luck.

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I think it varies from year to year. Last year the month of February was extremely slow around here. So far this year is a very different story...been excellent. Keep at it, your luck will change sooner or later.

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eve21----THE LOW LIGHT HOURS HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR ME THUS FAR. I have been using the (MIDWEEK) sun up, sun down hours this year with great results. Give it a try ........ ><(((*>

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