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Crappie Crew

Guys who love to catch crappie.

Website: http://crappiecrew.com
Location: Illinois
Members: 91
Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2018

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Where The Crappies Are... GREAT IN-FISHERMAN ARTICLE 6 Replies

Where The Crappies Areby Dr. Rob Neumann     Telemetry studies can track daily movements and seasonal migrations of fish, with the use of surgically implanted or externally attached transmitters.…Continue

Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by John Sheehan Feb 22, 2018.

Crappie Length to Weight Chart

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Started by John Sheehan Aug 29, 2017.

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Early spring in my shallow NE New Jersey home lake (average depth 6-10' with a few spots…Continue

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Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Mar 30, 2016.

Drifting Live Bait/ Float Fishing Live bait from shore ,two different lakes 14 Replies

  In this case drifting medium large Herring over structure at a 26-30 foot bottom produced 12 fish ,10 Crappie between 13-15", a 19,1/2" Pickerel and a 11,1/2" Perch . Number 4 Aberdeen Hook , #5 or…Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Dec 10, 2015.

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Comment by John Sheehan on December 5, 2018 at 11:05am

Fall Crappie:

Comment by John Sheehan on May 3, 2018 at 7:16am

Comment by John Sheehan on April 28, 2018 at 3:22pm

Salted Fatheads and Salted Shiner heads under a float =Slab Crappie Killer!

Comment by John Sheehan on March 4, 2018 at 8:47am

Thanks for the tips on how you got that amazing amount of Crappie,Joe!

Comment by Joe D'Angelo on March 3, 2018 at 11:49am

Some real nice craps you got there John. Those are the fish crappie masters wait patiently for. 

Comment by Joe D'Angelo on March 3, 2018 at 11:43am
  • Those were from about 4 weeks ago.. I tend to fish crappie with ‘Tip  Downs’. This past open water year I focused on a lake that doesn’t receive much pressure/attention. Found as many weed beds as I could throughout the year up until about end of November. Came back early ice December 18th here (2.5” of ice). Landed on a Crappie bite that lasted about 2 weeks. Caught over 100 fish in 3 outings. Put most back kept about 25. Weed beds were about 17’ deep with weeds up to about 10’ kept the baits on tip downs anywhere from 1 foot to 4’ above the weed tops.  We can run 3 lines per person here in WI so I usually fish 1 jigging rod and either 2 Tip Ups for pike/walleye or 2 Tip Downs for crappie/perch/walleye. And yes  you can’t beat cold water crappies and gills.
Comment by carl hendrix on March 3, 2018 at 9:48am

NICE CATCH JOE  TIME TO HEAT UP THE COOKING OIL

Comment by John Sheehan on March 3, 2018 at 7:44am

Good eats Joe, Congratulations. What did those fish take and how deep were they?

Comment by Joe D'Angelo on March 3, 2018 at 7:27am

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It was a Tip Down Frenzy on this day. Rosie Reds, tiny treble, split shot = Crappie Gold. Biggest @13” the rest 10-12”.

Comment by John Sheehan on November 12, 2017 at 10:15am

Caught with Shiners/Spinner Rigs.

 

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