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 Post subject: Crappie 6-3-10
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:58 pm 
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Did a little crappie fishing last Thursday. Not a great day of fishing by earlier in the year standards but any day on the water is a good day. Here is how it went ...................


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We were on the water our our super secret crappie lake at about 8:00 am. Not many cars in the parking lot which was not a good sign, but on the other hand it meant we pretty much had the lake to ourselves.


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My fishing buddy hits this lake at least twice a week. We have figured the crappie spawn is over which means the easy bite is behind us for the year. Not to worry - during the winter we sunk about 20 trees in the backs of coves in about 9-15 feet of water. The trick is to remember where you put them and then being able to locate them again. A little note book and good electronics helps.


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Once you find the right spot, mark it with a buoy, back off and cast small curly tail jigs or sliders beyond and to the side of it. Best bet was to let your lure sink all the way to the bottom before starting a slow retrieve. If you hooked the tree from time to time you knew you were in the right spot.


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Most trees held 5-6 fish. Some did not hold any but several held 15 or more. Don't waste time trying to catch them if the first half dozen casts does not yield a fish. Go to enough trees and you have some serious cleaning ahead of you. The trees in the deeper water held the biggest fish. We were off the water by noon.

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 Post subject: Re: Crappie 6-3-10
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:55 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Crappie 6-3-10
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Nice cooler full Al! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Crappie 6-3-10
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 Post subject: Re: Crappie 6-3-10
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That's some good eating right there in the cooler :D

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 Post subject: Re: Crappie 6-3-10
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Pretty work right there !!!

You ever try them out with the fly rod when they are that deep???

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 Post subject: Re: Crappie 6-3-10
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:01 pm 
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Stone-Man wrote:
You ever try them out with the fly rod when they are that deep???
JT


Can't say as I have - I expect it might work with a sink tip line and closer minnow. My buddy for this type of fishing would probably toss me out of the boat if I broke out a fly rod for crappie. He lets me do that when the bream are on the beds but he is into meat fishing - he is a Deacon in a church and views fishing as a way to provide fish for his flock. I have got him to throw back the small ones but you can see the tears come to his eyes when he does that.

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