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I couldn't tell you how many times I have fished Summit, but it is a bunch.  The crappie is not abundant there.  If I was you I would go to Morse Reservoir, I always had luck there with the specks.  But more importantly are you fishing out of a boat or from shore?

Looking for a small John boat now. I think my uncle in MN will be able to wrangle one for me. I’m not going any bigger than that. I would be terrified to take a john boat on Morse during the summer though.


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43 minutes ago, RatpigHoosier said:


Looking for a small John boat now. I think my uncle in MN will be able to wrangle one for me. I’m not going any bigger than that. I would be terrified to take a john boat on Morse during the summer though.


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So you are going to be shore fishing?  Not fishing out of a boat?  If that is the case....I would recommend Mississinewa Reservoir.  Plenty of shore fishing and crappies galore.

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18 minutes ago, RatpigHoosier said:


Looking for a small John boat now. I think my uncle in MN will be able to wrangle one for me. I’m not going any bigger than that. I would be terrified to take a john boat on Morse during the summer though.


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Nonsense!  

 

I grew up on Morse.  Through middle school I had a 10' aluminum boat with a 10hp Johnson.  It was so light that it just floated over everything.  You can learn to catch a wake or strong wave and literally ride it like you're surfing and get where you're going much faster.  

 

These days I'm trying to get into fly fishing.  I do a decent amount of backpacking, and got a Tenkara rod to take along.  It's a 13' collapsible rod, with equally long line, and no reel.  I haven't tried it yet, but people supposedly love it.  

 

Personally, I'm not going to eat much fish out of Morse.  Too much gasoline, fertilizer, and pesticides.  Indiana stocks certain waters with trout, so I'm going to see if I can't hunt down some good spots.  By chance, do any of you know of a spot accessible only by hiking in?  Map/compasss/GPS coordinates are fine or even preferred.

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19 minutes ago, Stromboli said:

 

Nonsense!  

 

I grew up on Morse.  Through middle school I had a 10' aluminum boat with a 10hp Johnson.  It was so light that it just floated over everything.  You can learn to catch a wake or strong wave and literally ride it like you're surfing and get where you're going much faster.  

 

These days I'm trying to get into fly fishing.  I do a decent amount of backpacking, and got a Tenkara rod to take along.  It's a 13' collapsible rod, with equally long line, and no reel.  I haven't tried it yet, but people supposedly love it.  

 

Personally, I'm not going to eat much fish out of Morse.  Too much gasoline, fertilizer, and pesticides.  Indiana stocks certain waters with trout, so I'm going to see if I can't hunt down some good spots.  By chance, do any of you know of a spot accessible only by hiking in?  Map/compasss/GPS coordinates are fine or even preferred.

Where do yo live?

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5 minutes ago, Stromboli said:

Now I'm in Carmel/Westfield.  But get down to Yellowwood and Bloomington pretty often.  

Well I don't know the distance...but you might want to check out the Brookville tailwaters.  They got both brown and rainbows down there.

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52 minutes ago, Rico said:

Well I don't know the distance...but you might want to check out the Brookville tailwaters.  They got both brown and rainbows down there.

 

Awesome, will do.  I've done the Adena Trace trail before around Brookville.  Sounds like maybe I can do some fishing and backpacking in the same trip.  

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3 minutes ago, Stromboli said:

 

Awesome, will do.  I've done the Adena Trace trail before around Brookville.  Sounds like maybe I can do some fishing and backpacking in the same trip.  

I am sorry I am not familiar with that part of the state.  But I have fished Brookville for walleye.  I will send you a PM.

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Nonsense!  
 
I grew up on Morse.  Through middle school I had a 10' aluminum boat with a 10hp Johnson.  It was so light that it just floated over everything.  You can learn to catch a wake or strong wave and literally ride it like you're surfing and get where you're going much faster.  
 
These days I'm trying to get into fly fishing.  I do a decent amount of backpacking, and got a Tenkara rod to take along.  It's a 13' collapsible rod, with equally long line, and no reel.  I haven't tried it yet, but people supposedly love it.  
 
Personally, I'm not going to eat much fish out of Morse.  Too much gasoline, fertilizer, and pesticides.  Indiana stocks certain waters with trout, so I'm going to see if I can't hunt down some good spots.  By chance, do any of you know of a spot accessible only by hiking in?  Map/compasss/GPS coordinates are fine or even preferred.

Yes I really worry about eating fish out of Morse. I don’t know how they would eat out of Mississinewa but I really like the idea of having some filets for fish fries. I hear crappie taste good along the lines of perch.


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So you are going to be shore fishing?  Not fishing out of a boat?  If that is the case....I would recommend Mississinewa Reservoir.  Plenty of shore fishing and crappies galore.

Thanks for the suggestion. That’s not too far of a drive for me and I know there are some secluded spots. I’ll start my research. When is he best time of year to start crappie fishing? April? I’m truly brand new to this.


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3 minutes ago, RatpigHoosier said:


Thanks for the suggestion. That’s not too far of a drive for me and I know there are some secluded spots. I’ll start my research. When is he best time of year to start crappie fishing? April? I’m truly brand new to this.


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Ice out......I would say the middle of March, depending on the temps.

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Ok guys. I’m heading up to Leech a lake, MN after Memorial Day. Definitely yellow perch fishing but hoping to get some evening walleye fishing in too.
Here’s my question being a novice. Should I go with a different rod/reel for walleye? My perch rig is set up with 6# test. Is that robust enough for walleye too? Or should I spoil another rig with 8 or 10#? I plan on using mono with a braided fluorocarbon leader for walleye.
As you can probably tell, I’m fairly new to fishing in general and have never walleye fished before. Thanks in advance.


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46 minutes ago, RatpigHoosier said:

Ok guys. I’m heading up to Leech a lake, MN after Memorial Day. Definitely yellow perch fishing but hoping to get some evening walleye fishing in too.
Here’s my question being a novice. Should I go with a different rod/reel for walleye? My perch rig is set up with 6# test. Is that robust enough for walleye too? Or should I spoil another rig with 8 or 10#? I plan on using mono with a braided fluorocarbon leader for walleye.
As you can probably tell, I’m fairly new to fishing in general and have never walleye fished before. Thanks in advance.


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 I've caught a lot of walleye on 6 but if your fishing a lot of Rocky ledges 8 would be better.Its all about drag settings with light line.

Good luck!

 

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