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Guys who love to catch crappie.

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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.

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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Comment by John Sheehan on January 10, 2011 at 1:47pm
7 Crappie thru the ice relating to wood blowdowns in 8-10' under the ice.,Gills ,White Perch and a YPerch were competing
Comment by John Sheehan on January 4, 2011 at 7:59am
Got 4 Crappie thru the ice just before Dark.The biggest was 12"
Comment by Greg Wade on December 4, 2010 at 1:53pm
Wade,
What part of IL do you live in? I don't know if you saw my blog post from a week ago, but I was fishing at Carlyle lake in IL & caught some nice Crappie in 5 - 6 feet of water, using one of my 1/20th oz. jig heads and a micro "red" plastic.

Just because the water is cool, it doesn't mean that they will not hit hard. There have been times when I busted thru a thin layer of ice with the boat, just to get to some spots. And when you find them, you're in for a lot of fun!

Best,
Greg
Comment by John Sheehan on December 4, 2010 at 9:10am
Wade -In New Jersey the air temp is in the upper 30's and the water below 50 degrees I'm guessing.Yesterday I got about 12 Crappies along with Bass Gills and Yellow Perch .

The Crappies were all caught on hand tied 32nd oz. Feather Jigs and a commercial 16th oz. Marabou Jig tipped with Crawler pieces or Mealworms. They were down about 5-6 ' over 8-10 ' of water and in or to the side of a fallen oak tree. This time of year my experience is find the best wood cover on the lake that will hold Crappie.I do this year after year on my home lake around this time of year.Good Luck!
Comment by Wade Jones on November 8, 2010 at 6:23pm
I am in Illinois, the water temp is now dropping into the 50's, what techniques, baits, lures, etc. do you guys like for gettin late fall crappies? Also what depths?
Comment by John Sheehan on August 22, 2010 at 6:22am
James I have caught most of my Crappie on home made whie Bucktail jigs tied with red collars, sometimes tipped with mealworms or crawler pieces.#2 bluefox spinners are good but the Bomber 4f is killer, as well as the Rebel WEE R.
Comment by James Chavis on June 28, 2010 at 1:56pm
What kind of baits do ya'll like to use for the crappies?? I like using some spoons and spinners but worms also do good for me.
Comment by John Sheehan on May 30, 2010 at 7:23am
Trolling in 10-12' over sandy bottom caught three 10" suspended Crappie yesterday.Two on #2 Blue Fox Spinner (Brass) and one on Rebel Wee R.
Comment by Bruce Condello on May 1, 2010 at 11:22am
As a very broad, general rule, white crappie are more piscivorous (fish eating), and black crappie are more planktivorous (plankton eating). Evidently there are some subtle differences in gill raker anatomy that make white crappie less efficient when eating plankton, which means that a nice clear small pond is likely to have faster growing black crappie, and a more turbid lake with gizzard shad etc., will have better white crappie populations. As always, there are many exceptions.
Comment by John Sikkila on May 1, 2010 at 11:09am
Ahhhhhh! A place for crappies!.......another dignified fish along with the bull gills!.......a great group!

 

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