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Started by John Sheehan Jul 8, 2019.

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.

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.

Eagle Claw Species Specific USA made Hooks 2 Replies

http://www.eagleclaw.com/site/wp-content/uploads/PDF/LZ/Hooks.pdf pg 21 of the Eagle Claw hook catalog shows  L214 # 8…Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Nov 28, 2015.

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Comment by John Sheehan on November 15, 2019 at 8:12am

Oh yeah that'll do it ,Good work!

Comment by Mikey-D on November 15, 2019 at 8:09am

Live Minnows under a slip bobber in 12' water.

Comment by John Sheehan on November 15, 2019 at 7:06am

Congrats Mikey-D!Excellent Fish .What did they hit?

Comment by Mikey-D on November 14, 2019 at 9:18am

Caught these slabs in my home lake here in southeast Va. both over 2lbs

Comment by John Sheehan on November 12, 2019 at 10:09am

Greg and I each got a Slab Trolling Crankbaits through the basin and near the basin this summer and Fall.Greg's was 1#5oz. mine was 1#14oz. Greg's came suspended over 30 ' and took a Bomber 6A  and mine was suspended in 14' but near basin water away from shore .That one took a Perch Pattern Shad Rap. 

Comment by John Sheehan on October 4, 2019 at 5:45am

Here's the pack of Tackle I was awarded: Check out the Buffet Rigs!

Comment by John Sheehan on October 2, 2019 at 9:06am

Happy to get 1st prize award for this Crappie : Check out Crappienow Magazine .Great articles and tips!

https://www.crappienow.com/photo-contest-12/?fbclid=IwAR0zjgcxWZsb1...

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.

 

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