PB Black Crappie

JUNGLEJIM1

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I have been fishing this city park lake for the last two weeks catching crappie up to 14" using tiny 1/48 chub heads with #10 hooks tied with gadwall feathers under a 3/4" weighted float. The water is cold so have to fish them real slow. Cork goes under and hook something good that starts peeling drag from my reel. Only using 2 lb. test Maxima so lighten up drag and take my time and this big slab comes to the top and I lip her, easily my biggest Black crappie. Measured 17 3/4" and weighed 3-01 on my buddy's new scale. Then I released her and hopefully she makes babies this spring. Catching some bass, bluegill and redear too.IMG_2695.JPGIMG_2276.JPGIMG_2696.JPG
 

Hawnjigs

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Dang, that crappie is bigger than the bass I catch here !

Warm winter? Our ponds have been capped for weeks.

Whats that gushing water pipe for ?

Is that real alpaca ?
 

SPOONMINNOW

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That's one trophy crappie!
C&R is the way to go for the gene pool not to degrade to stunted fish of any species. A lake I have fished for 15 years now only has small sunfish due to overharvesting the 9" fish, same for yellow perch. Can only hope they come back.
 

JUNGLEJIM1

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Hawn, I call it a water cannon and it's used to add water to the lake to keep the lake levels from getting to low. Good to hear from you Mike. She put up a great fight, probably took a couple minutes to get in. When I first saw that it was a crappie I freaked out a little but kept it together long enough to lip her even though she was stubborn and wouldn't open her mouth.
 
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