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The Shellcrackers

If you've caught a redear sunfish, or if you want people to THINK you've caught a redear sunfish, this is the group for you.

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Latest Activity: Mar 16, 2023

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Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on March 29, 2022 at 6:34am

Hope to see the vid

Comment by Randy Wagoner on March 29, 2022 at 6:27am

Will try to provide a 1.95 MB video, but no promises.  Sorry, have vid on phone, yet no tec expertise to move onto youtube or here.

Comment by Randy Wagoner on March 28, 2022 at 12:22pm

1  WEEK  PELLET  TRAINED  SHELLCRACKERS  March 28, 2022

For this video on a Mon I fed 'em 50 worms.  Only a few came to my cinder block island, yet by Wed most were there.  On Thurs 18 RES & 1 6" blk crappie attended and pellets were introduced.  They took 4 of the 20 water soaked Optimal Bluegill pellets. Fri 7/20; Sat 14/20; Sun 18/20, should note that I left 2 pellets floating which may of  sank to be eaten.  Day 8 this video and only 1 container (25) worms.  The water had cooled to low 50's with our cold snap, last nite 33 degrees.  They weren't as cooperative with the pellets but as you can see, they still consider the Optimal 'Good Eats.'  Edit:  at 1 point I state, "fish trained" Shellcrackers meant "pellet trained Shellcrackers."  These ladies & gents are pre-spawn.  They should be at it with the April full moon and water back in the 60's.https://www.facebook.com/messenger_media/?thread_id=100000123554039...

Comment by Greg Easley on October 4, 2021 at 12:33pm

I think I'm on pace to have 2lb redear by this time next year.

Comment by Greg Easley on June 29, 2021 at 11:04am

Before the RES went in I stocked fatheads, gams, shiners, crayfish, grass shrimp, scuds, and daphnia.  When the RES were babies I caged them up and taught them to eat pellets.  They are not lacking for groceries.

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on June 28, 2021 at 12:19pm

Well I don’t know a thing about raising shell crackers but I would be ecstatic if they got this size in two years, awesome Greg

Comment by Greg Easley on June 28, 2021 at 11:37am

Caught that one within two days of the two year anniversary of stocking fingerlings.

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on June 25, 2021 at 6:50pm

That’s a good looking Redear Greg, how long has that fish been in your pond? Thanks in advance, Jeff

Comment by Greg Easley on June 24, 2021 at 12:16pm

Caught this little guy out of my pond a couple days ago.

Comment by John Burns on January 29, 2020 at 1:31pm

Very nice. Small ponds are lots of fun.

I have had the best success catching the buggers in a pond with only redear in it.

 

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