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ronn 04-25-2010 05:41 PM

crappies
 
caught a couple of these and a couple smaller. saw lots more but they wouldn't bite.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...l/DSCI0052.jpg

buckfever 04-25-2010 07:11 PM

you eatin em?

ronn 04-25-2010 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by buckfever (Post 41051)
you eatin em?

i will be. all filleted. bass are catch and release for me but brookies and pan fish get fried. rainbows go back in the water or to a couple friends.

buckfever 04-25-2010 07:29 PM

Just curious.. Crappie are probably my favorite fish to eat..

ronn 04-25-2010 08:04 PM

i'm thinking can be much different than white perch or blue gill. any advise on catching them? i know little about them

WisconsinDeer 04-25-2010 09:41 PM

When do they spawn down there?

hunt NH 04-25-2010 10:22 PM

ronn, you on vacation? we to my knowlage dont have croppy up hear. clsest thing we got to croppy up hear is sun fish, and them look like croppy to me, not sun fish. pluss them bass you posted looked realy big for NH. did i miss somthing?

ronn 04-26-2010 04:26 AM

lots of water have crappie. those large mouth bass were nearing 3 lbs. i've caught bigger but those were real nice. now those were the best crappie i've seen but i normally don't target them.

Southern Man 04-26-2010 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by ronn (Post 41054)
i'm thinking can be much different than white perch or blue gill. any advise on catching them? i know little about them

Years ago, there was a guy that had a morning radio show here. His name was Les Morgan. He started his show by yellin out "HERE CRAPPIE, CRAPPIE!" He always said if you want to catch crappie, you got to fish in front of them. :biggrin: Crappie fishin is big down here. I always used a small curl tail jig (1.5 - 2") with an 1/8 oz lead head. Preferably yellow, sometimes chartruse, green. Small minnows work good too.

Oh and nice fish ya got there too.

Hunting Man 04-26-2010 12:12 PM

Here in NW Ohio crappies are a spring fish, flesh is firm, when water gets too warm the flesh tends to soften up and not quite as good. Ronn, you have way too much time on your hands, where's that 2nd-3rd job to prevent having outdoor fun??? Nice fish and good eating. Would rate crappies right behind Lake Erie yellow perch and walleye. Blue gill are also great eating fish. Bass are way down the list for eating and I encourage the release also!


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