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  • Newbie- looking to boat my 1st fish on Priest tomorrow!!!

    Posted by queenofmn on March 20, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Hey guys- I’m from Minnesota and grew up fishing walleye on Lake Mille Lacs. This is a very new experience for me. Have had decent luck bank fishing here over the years but now I’ve got a little fishing pontoon boat w/ a trolling motor & fish finder out at Elm Hill. Went out last weekend but realized I had no idea where to target in that area. This week I downloaded the Navionics app on my phone so I can see where I’m at. If anyone could point me in the right direction of places to try near Elm Hill, that would be great. I’m up for crappie or bass. Have some crappie magnets, and several different bass lures & soft plastics. Was going to buy minnows for crappie last weekend but they were all out at the gas station off Stewart’s Ferry. Hoping I can get some tomorrow tho.

    Thanks all!


    creekcrappie replied 9 years, 4 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Brian

    March 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Try soft plastics on Texas rigs or shaky heads in Hamilton Creek. Start at the Anderson recreational boat ramp on the left and fish the entire bank left bank towards the back in 4ft-8ft. Your get some bites.

  • queenofmn

    March 20, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Will do, thanks much Brian! I picked up some shaky heads a while back based on the suggestion in one of your videos. 😀

  • heiny

    March 20, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    There are stake beds and fish attractors in the Elm Hill cove that Crappie hold on. Or come out of south passage and fish the bluff.

  • creekcrappie

    March 21, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Today I found an abundance of bass in shallow water. Find chunk rock with stumps. I caught mine on a texas rigged lizard, shaky head, and a 3/8 ounce arkie head jig.

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