Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
50inchpig

Clearwater Crappies

23 posts in this topic

Anyone been on clearwater lately that would care to share some general reports?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very Dull!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks, might stay a little closer to home today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Y THE BAIT DEN FOR THE LATEST REPORT PLENTY O SHINNERS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

huh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i bet that guy is the owner of the Bait Den... in st.cloud... idk why he would post shiners!! its crappie season now!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

for the lake, i havent been out there in 3 weeks... but you should try it, we always get some nice crappies about this time of year....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[Note from admin: Please read forum policy before posting again.Thank you.]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[Note from admin: Please read forum policy before posting again.Thank you.]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check to see how big the shiners are. 2in. shiners may get you some real danny crappies. Thats what we use in Alabama.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone catching any nice crappies or sunnies?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was out this morning, had a couple light bites, but no fish to show for it. I drilled about 250 holes on the west side of the lake in my typical spots and read very few fish. I wouldn't waste my time on Clearwater.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's dissapointing. 250 holes is pretty impressive!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would. Earlier this year I spent time out there and found a very large school of crappies. They were all differen sizes, some up to 14", and even some walleyes were thrown in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Originally Posted By: LakeDocktor
Was out this morning, had a couple light bites, but no fish to show for it. I drilled about 250 holes on the west side of the lake in my typical spots and read very few fish. I wouldn't waste my time on Clearwater.

250? grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I figure that I drilled about 50 holes in each spot I was at and I know I checked at least 5 spots. I was there from 7:00 to 11:30. I didn't go through much bait, but I went through a tank of gas in the auger! As far as the schools of crappies go.... I haven't really had a problem, until yesterday, locating schools of fish, but getting them to bite is another thing. Typically, the higher suspended fish are more aggressive, but that didn't seem to be the case the last couple of years on Clearwater. The majority of crappies I caught were the deeper fish and I did manage a few walleyes fishing this way as well. Actually, more walleyes than crappies oddly enough. I have seen a decline in size of the fish also. Fishing in 40-50 feet earlier in the year and the odds of releasing a 5-6 crappie are very slim, so I basically abandoned my typical deeper spots looking for shallower fish without any luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you bought any carbon credits to offset your ecological footprint?!?!?!? grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any new updates on those clearwater crappies

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what are you doing over here I thaught you were on sylvia with me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

noodlerod I haven't been cathing the fish like you have, so we must not be together

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

noodlerod, there are other lakes in the area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Noodlerod, spell check "thought" ... just havin fun!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ya I know , I can't brag about my grammer , but I can brag about my fish'n LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • CigarGuy
      I have two Vexilar transducers.    1) Thru hull/trolling motor- used.  From FL8 2) New never used, high speed.       I looked on Vexilar's site, The one's they sell say FL8 or FL18.  Checked FAQ and they look like they are interchangeable with other models???  Can text pictures-what do you have? 
    • CigarGuy
      I have two Vexilar transducers.    1) Thru hull/trolling motor- used.  From FL8 2) New never used, high speed.       I looked on Vexilar's site, The one's they sell say FL8 or FL18.  Checked FAQ and they look like they are interchangeable with other models???  Can text pictures-what do you have? 
    • JBMasterAngler
      Grindstone is stocked in the spring, I think also in the fall. Many trout survive a 2nd and 3rd year.
    • eyeguy 54
      I caught a bunch years ago and they were just fine. Fried hem up back then.  They have a dandy flavor.  I have a bunch more that I froze and will throw some in the peanut oil soon. 
    • ANYFISH2
      Wow,  last i tried i didnt think white bass could be edible!   Good to hear they are ok smoked.