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Postby RowdyGSP » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:02 pm

Got into the crappie pretty good yesterday after work. Caught somewhere around 20 crappie, with a few bass and bluegill thrown in. Kept a few of the crappie in the 9 to 12 inch range. Good eats right there.

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Re: Crappie

Postby orhunter » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:50 pm

Nice going. Yum.....
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Re: Crappie

Postby AverageGuy » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:41 am

Jealous. I am wading around in the ticks and the brush dog training, mowing, spraying ... You still trout fishing alot too?
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Re: Crappie

Postby mtlhdr » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:39 am

Nice haul!
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Re: Crappie

Postby RowdyGSP » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:02 pm

AverageGuy wrote:Jealous. I am wading around in the ticks and the brush dog training, mowing, spraying ... You still trout fishing alot too?


Yeah a few creeks and one river around here I been fishing for trout. I caught a bunch of brookies in a little creek a week or so ago, and some cutties in a river before that. A lot of the river flow levels are just starting to get back down to normal. Some were running at 30,000 CFS just a few weeks ago, with spring break up.
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Re: Crappie

Postby RowdyGSP » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:44 pm

Fishing has been good lately. Caught 14 fish this morning (perch, crappie, bass and one sunny). Targeting pike tomorrow, in the canoe.
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Re: Crappie

Postby orhunter » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:06 am

Brownlee will turn on one of these days but that's probably a long drive for you. Those who are fishing at night are doing well but the day time bite is non-existent.
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Re: Crappie

Postby RowdyGSP » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:00 am

It's about 5 hours from me. I used to fish it all the time. Had a 40+ fish day there a few years ago. Crappie, perch, smallmouth, trout.
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Re: Crappie

Postby LongHammer » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:58 pm

They fish look good. When I filet them crappie I leave the tails holding the filet together. Sometimes I thick the crispy fried tail is the best part. You said spring break up :lol: It was 112 here Saturday Otto won't even go outside during the day anymore. I am going back to look at some old hunting threads and day dream for a while.
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Re: Crappie

Postby Willie T » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:26 pm

Nice Rowdy! Longhammer, I feel your pain. It's been hot as hades here in Texas this year too. Gotta get out early or late if your going to run your dog.
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Re: Crappie

Postby ryanr » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:29 am

Nice mess of Crappie. Not to many years ago I used to get annual fishing licenses for 3 different states and have fished trout in each one several times by now. This year I haven't even gotten my license in my home state. How times have changed but I think I'm going to buy my PA resident license tonight, hoping to get a chance to wet a line finally a bit this weekend.
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Re: Crappie

Postby RowdyGSP » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:38 pm

ryanr, show us some pics if you get out and wet a line. We need something to do in the offseason.
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Re: Crappie

Postby DStanley » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:21 am

I think it was tasty :D
I caught only three last weekend...
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Re: Crappie

Postby Sooty42 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:51 pm

I’m going on vacation next week with my family to northwest Montana. We are renting a house on a lake. I’m hoping my kids will catch some crappie from the dock, because that will be a first for them (well me too for that matter). I’ve been researching how to de-scale them and cook them up in case we catch a few.
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Re: Crappie

Postby LongHammer » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:38 pm

Sooty42 wrote:I’m going on vacation next week with my family to northwest Montana. We are renting a house on a lake. I’m hoping my kids will catch some crappie from the dock, because that will be a first for them (well me too for that matter). I’ve been researching how to de-scale them and cook them up in case we catch a few.


I keep it simple scale them filet them with the tail left on then add Zatarain's fish fry. fry them till golden brown. Don't be shy about trying the crunchy tail. it can be the best part.
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