Crane Ice

Discussion in 'Icefishing Lk. Erie, Detroit River' started by cparsons8, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Slayer 1983

    Slayer 1983

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    Can't wait tell Sunday going to crane creek for the day frist time going comming down with 3 guys with a side by side as of right now trying to get more people to go leaving dearborn hts at 3:30 driving a black f150 with a 16 foot trailer don't be scard to say hi good luck to all and tight lines getting bait before we leave on Saturday so we don't half to stop I half to get a gaff to butt might make one so it's 3 to 4 foot long
     
  2. cparsons8

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    Are you pulling the trailer out on the water with you? I was planning on pulling an 8 footer out but it makes me nervous even though everyone says it will be fine.
     

  3. Ice Scratcher

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    I have never used a gaff, even on my two ten pounders... When I got that suckas head in an 8 inch hole I just reach down and put a death clamp down on that bastard with my bare hand!! I have always had a gaff hanging on the wall, just always afraid to use it... With all the adrenaline coursing through me, my marble eye death clamp is pretty fool proof...

    Fingers crossed, I never lost one like that yet....

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  4. Slayer 1983

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    Just going to have one just in case lol good job on the monster are u going out on Sunday
     
  5. Slayer 1983

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    Not taking the trailer on the ice to big to take that out there to me our 9 foot trailer with ramps broke that y I got to take my buddies buddy trailer if I can't get the smaller 1 fixed in time
     
  6. Ice Scratcher

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    Maybe Sunday...tomorrow for sure!!

    Good luck!!

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  7. cparsons8

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    what are the chances of catching any perch out of crane? I was just wondering because if i happen to get my limit of eyes id like to stick around for the rest of the day and try to get a few jumbos. I would be happy with just a limit of eyes but im trying to optimistic lol
     
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    If that is ever a jinx I don't know what one is.
     
  9. MISTURN3

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    there are some nice perch being caught there now but compared to the walleye they look like gills lol - I know i fish around sister in soft water each year for them.......hell - i was just joking i fished closer to sister on a quad than i have in a boat....freakin unreal
     
  10. cparsons8

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    Yeah i thought about that after i posted it.... maybe i should delete that post lol
     
  11. cparsons8

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    Good to know. Sure would be nice to get a few jumbos and a few eyes. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  12. salmonslammer

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    I'm bringing a box of perch gear and having a rod ready... Last trip I caught more perch than eyes!
     
  13. cparsons8

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    Are the perch just mixed in with the eyes? Or where would one go for them? Sorry I have had tons of questions just trying to make the most of the trip. Thank you to all that have chimed in with all of this valuable info!

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  14. Falesy

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    We were catching perch, white bass, and catfish mixed in with the eyes last week. Most of the perch were pretty aggressive hitting our larger baits for eyes. After a little bit you got to recognize the habits of each species when they came in on the sonar and you could almost call out what was what before they hit.

    I almost thought about moving because I was catching so many other fish and only a few eyes but then I told myself they all gotta be around here for one reason.....bait, and it didn't seem to matter, the eyes came too and I caught some nice ones.
     
  15. salmonslammer

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    Only place I've caught perch was out by the island... Had some short eyes mixed in with em. I kept marking fish but only had a few big enough to smack the walleye spoon.