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Lake Anita Fishing Reports

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Lake is full with good water clarity. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are spawning in many areas around the lake. Cast small jigs close to shore or find underwater reefs and fish pea gravel tops. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Largemouth bass are being caught in cedar tree piles and around sunken road bed. Try casting plastic baits with slow retrieve. Crappie - Fair: Crappies have moved off shore but are being caught drifting small jigs in 6-8 feet of water in the main part of the lake. Anglers are also having success casting around the underwater reefs.

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Lake Anita will offer excellent ice fishing opportunities this year. Fall samples show that bluegills and crappies experienced good growth in 2009. Anita has 8 to 10 inches of ice. Bluegill - Fair: Anglers are catching many fish exceeding 8 inches using wax worms. Crappie - Slow: The best success has been fishing with minnows in the evening. Crappies are running 9 to 10 inches.

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Lake is full and has good water clarity. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills up to 9 inches are being caught with small jigs tipped with Berkley Gulp. Largemouth Bass - Slow: A few largemouth bass are being caught around cedar tree piles using plastic baits. Crappie - Slow: The crappie spawn is close. Fishing will improve when water temperature warms a few more degrees. Fish small jigs around rocky shorelines.

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Lake is full and has good water clarity. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are staging just out from shore ready to spawn. Fish up to 9 inches are being caught with small jigs tipped with Berkley Gulp. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Largemouth bass are being caught casting the shoreline with spinner baits. Crappie - Good: Male crappies are guarding nests and can be caught casting small jigs close to rocky shorelines and around underwater reefs. Fish average 9 inches.

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Lake Anita has two concrete boat ramps to choose from. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are being caught drifting small jigs across the main lake and around underwater reefs. It helps to tip jig with crawler or Berkley baits. Fish average 8 inches. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Largemouth bass are being caught casting the shoreline with spinner baits early morning and late afternoon. Crankbaits and plastics are a good bait around underwater reefs and roadbeds later in the day. Crappie - Slow: A few crappies can be picked up drifting jigs or casting around underwater reefs. Fish average 9 inches. Later in afternoon and evening is best.

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