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    Button Buck
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    Default Fishing Mountain Island Lake during this weekends warm front!

    Going to fish Mountain Island Lake this weekend. Weather says 71 degrees. Going by canoe probably launching out of the HWY 16 bridge launch. any advice for crappies maybe???

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    They will be fairly deep, you better have sonar or be able to find structure. If not I hope you have good luck playing the lottery because it will be like playing it finding them.

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    there is a kayak only ramp near the latta plantation that looks like a good creek to explore to take advantage of this warm snap. it lies so that it will warm up quicker than that main lake area you are considering.

    i bet you could catch some bass in it on a shad rap. it also looks more conducive to a kayak fishing to me.

    but that is just cyber fishing , i have never wet a hook in Mt island.

    if you do put in at the bridge, many lakes have good crappie bites around bridges this time of year, if you can figure out the depth, as nccatfiser said.

    ime the easiest fish to catch on winter warm ups are largemouths. they will bite shallow at the least bit of warming.

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    I'm going to take advantage of this warm weather too!

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    Go to Latta to launch and you'll probably get into some white perch. I have yet to figure the crappie out on Mountain Island, but I also have never fished north of the sandbar for them which is where I hear is the best place to catch them. I'll be heading out there in about an hour in myy Triton.
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    You can also put in a Neck Landing and head up towards the sandbar..nice banks to fish, and the current usually helps the bite when they start pulling water
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    Spots were crashing bait out in front of the point (at the turn in the lake) at Latta this evening. Fun on a fluke!
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    Wish I had my tackle...


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