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Today was my first time out on the water this year. I was just hoping for a fish or two. Took the canoe out to brush hollow. There was a lot of people there but they didnt start showing up till around noon. Caught about 30 or so cutbows and rainbows (let them all go, every one was hooked in the corner of the mouth YES!!). While i was catching the bow's, a school of crappie moved in. Caught about 20+ of those and kept a few to eat. Also caught about 6 large mouths but they were only about 10-12 inches long.

 
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I've been out on brush hollow twice in the last 2 weeks and i havent caught a freakin thing! I was trying for walleye, but Crappie are just as good, where were you fishing and what were you using?
 

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WHERE IS THIS LAKE?

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The lake is by Penrose off of 115, you cant miss the sign.

What was the water level like? Has it filled up any, to get some of the man made cover underwater? What did you catch the crappies on?
 

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I was really dissapointed with the water level. Last year at this time i beleive it was at full pool. It looked like the boat ramp was just barely in the water (people were launching boats). You could still drive down the ramp and pull off the side and drive down the shore. I just hope there is enough snow to fill this thing up, otherwise its gonna be hurting this year. This picture doesnt do it justice, but i took this last october. The bottom red line is aprox water level yesterday, the top is a full lake (last march)



The only structure in the water is / are the trees (cemented in tires, not the piles of wood) straight out and slightly north of the boat ramp along the river channel (they are now covered). All the piles of wood are still out of the water. The pile of wood in the picture is now covered as well but not by much.

The good thing about yesterday is that i didnt have to change what i was using to catch the fish. I was using a small blue bodied twister with a white tail on a 1/16th ounce head. It was 2 inches long. For the trout (on the right side of the boat) i just cast it out and reeled it back like a spinner bait. The trout would crush it. For the crappie and bass (on the left side of the boat), i cast it out, let it sink for ~ 6-10 seconds) on a tight line and slowly work it back to the boat. The bits were hard to detect. Most of the time, the line started moving a different direction or i felt the weight of the fish.
 

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Sounds great, I think I might wait a little longer hoping the water level will rise some more before I go down there.
 

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good to see some decent crappie out of the hollow. i need to get down there with the tube soon. were you closer to the dam or up towards the shallow end
thanks
and congrats
 
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I went down there again today (sun 19th) and could see the schools in around 10 fow. I threw em a variety of super small tube jigs casting and using a slip bobber.. Couldnt get any to bite. Maybe the secret weapon was twister tails. We ended up catching about 30 trout instead so all in all not a bad day. Hopefully they will be hungrier around spawn time in may. Thanks for the help Rome.
 

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do you ever do the night thing for them brush hollow crappies?
 

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Glad to hear you caught some fish fearnofish. Its hard to say why the crappie wouldnt bite. I did find that they were very picky. I tried a few different colos and only the blue body worked.

Roadkill, i have not tried fishing at night there. I have thought about it and hopefully i'll go this year. I'd like to catch a walleye there, it would be a first for me, if anyone has any suggestions or tips, i'd appreciate it.
 
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