Bluegill - Big Bluegill

Do you love big bluegill?

Information

Crappie Crew

Guys who love to catch crappie.

Website: http://crappiecrew.com
Location: Illinois
Members: 91
Latest Activity: Aug 16

Discussion Forum

Crappie Articles

https://www.crappienow.com/Continue

Started by John Sheehan Jul 8.

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

Continue

Started by John Sheehan Aug 29, 2017.

Location 7 Replies

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

Tags: are

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

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Crappie Crew to add comments!

Comment by John Sheehan on August 16, 2019 at 6:46am

4"Easy Shiner Vertically Jigged at 15' .This 1.5# Crappie was competing with numerous Pickerel.

Comment by John Sheehan on August 9, 2019 at 5:06am

Thanks Slip , I dont know what it is this year .The Crappie at my the two lakes i fish the most just dont appear in the spots I have caught them in recent years . Here's my old Crappie Calendar of a Crappie from each month: http://bigbluegill.ning.com/photo/albums/crappie-calendar

Comment by Slip Sinker on August 8, 2019 at 11:44am

nicely done Greg!... John I find them all year round on the 6-0 to 9-0 flats during the summer i find them even shallower.

Targeting with major interest in the b.gill I find the crappie mixed in with our numbers.

IMO crappie are driven by minnows where the majority of the time the food group is fixed in with the foods chain being churned up by the warmer waters,sunlight and weed growth.

In my area  the deeper lakes stratify mainly at the 15-17 foot level and weeds stop growth at 10-12 so generalll they move into the weeds.

I read somewhere that crappies are defined as confined space type fish where they like gaps of weeds on a flat, trenches on a flat or the like.

I put up a couple videos lately where my son and I are mainly targeting the gill but I knew we would mix in a few of the crappies also… if we expressly were targeting the crappies we would fish more of the crappie like base baits like the 2” Power Minnow.

Comment by John Sheehan on August 5, 2019 at 2:24pm

Having trouble finding the Crappie in the Summer months but Greg found one with a 4" Swimbait!

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.
 

Members (90)

 
 
 

Latest Activity

Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"Indeed Jeff........I have really enjoyed the pictures from Lake Perris and a few others in…"
41 minutes ago
Jeff Soto commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"Everyone is talking about Richmond Mill, a private and expensive place to fish.  I'm…"
1 hour ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"Yep......many of the North Carolina records come from farm ponds including a RedEar over five…"
4 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

September Daily Double..9/14/2019

"Good luck John and I agree........we often get big temperature swings from cold fronts but anytime…"
4 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"New Jersey State record Bluegill is 3 lbs. caught in 1990 from a farm pond ."
6 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

September Daily Double..9/14/2019

" Jeffrey i am anxious to see the water tempo at 65-60 and anticipate some Crappie and…"
6 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

September Daily Double..9/14/2019

"Thanks John.......we are now seeing night time air temps in the 60s and even a few 50s sprinkled in…"
7 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"Yep......it caught my eye immediately John.......just think, on;y three states have officially…"
7 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group East coast Ice fisherman
"The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a warmer and wetter winter for most of the country.  …"
11 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

September Daily Double..9/14/2019

"We had 73.9 degree water yesterday here in NENJ."
11 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
11 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on dick tabbert's photo
Thumbnail

Outback 9/16/19

"And doing a great job Dick!"
11 hours ago
John Sheehan commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"Look at that Fish ! The Pectoral fin is huge!"
11 hours ago
John Sheehan posted photos
11 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
17 hours ago
dick tabbert commented on dick tabbert's photo
Thumbnail

Outback 9/16/19

"I'm working on them John."
17 hours ago
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
Thumbnail

nc_bluegill state record

"The best photo of the North Carolina record bluegill.........."
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on Jeffrey D. Abney's photo
yesterday
Jeffrey D. Abney commented on EARNEST T SYDNOR's status
"The state record Bluegill for North Carolina was caught back in 1967........4 pounds 5…"
yesterday
Bob Gaines commented on Bob Gaines's photo
Thumbnail

Lake Perris fly fishing 9/16/2019

"Been goin down to the northeast end....it's about a 30 minute kick from the 11/12 ramp."
yesterday

© 2019   Created by Bluegill.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service