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16inchcrappie

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16inchcrappie

What did you find out from the scales that i gave to you? I haven't had a chance to stop in and see what you had heard. Let me know when you find something out. Thanks..

P.S

Thanks for the info on the lake with perchies..I went there sunday and took home 8 with the average being about 11 1/2 and the 3 largest measuring out at 12 1/4, 12 1/8, and 12 1/8..Fat Fish..gonna play some more in there this next weekend. Fish were loaded with them HUGE shrimp i was tellin you about.

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fishmeister_86

HI 16",

SORRY I COULDN'T TALK TO YOU WHEN YOU WERE IN HARDEES, AS IT WAS VERY BUSY...KINDA PROBLEM I LIKE. I GAVE THAT TO MY BROTHER & I HAVEN'T TALK TO HIM, AS SOON AS I FIND OUT...YOU WILL BE THE 1ST TO KNOW.

ALSO GLAD YOU FOUND FISH IN THERE, I WOULD LIKE TO GO IN THERE ALSO, DID YOU TAKE A WHEELIE OR SLED OR DRIVE OUT. WE'VE CAUGHT 2 LB. PERCH IN THERE...SO IF YOU WORK AT IT, YOU CATCH SOME MONSTERS. I WILL GO IN THERE SOMEDAY WITH YOU. I HAVE A BUNCH OF OTHER SPOTS IN THERE. DID YOU KNOW FROM THE MIDDLE OF THAT LAKE TO MY DRIVEWAY ITS 12 MILES BY THE WAY THE CROW FLIES.

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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16inchcrappie

FM~

You are more than welcome to join us on Saturday. 2 fishing buddies are coming up from the range to cover some ground in there with me along with my buddy "barny". We are gonna try to pick up some eyes also. We had to take sled and some of the drifts in there are CRAZY! too much snow for a wheelie. We are just gonna double up and shuttle everyone out so that they don't have to bring sleds up. Let me know if you would like to join us. We are meeting at 7:30am. If you are intersted, i will send you some more info. We would love to have ya join us.

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fishmeister_86

HI 16",

SORRY, I'VE BEEN IN THE CITIES.

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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fishmeister_86

HI 16",

JUST TALKED TO MY BROTHER UFFDA PETE, WHO AGED YOUR CRAPPIES, AND ALSO A CRAPPIE I HAD JUST CAUGHT IN SAND BAY THAT WAS 1.3/4 LBS. YOUR BIGGER FISH WAS 8 YEARS OLD., YOUR OTHER ONE WAS 7 YEARS. THE ONE I GAVE HIM WAS 8 YEARS ALSO. IF YOU WANT ANYMORE AGED, SAVE THE CARCASS, AS THERE IS SOME CALCIUM DEPOSITS INSIDE THE FISH CALLED THE OTILITHS, THESE AS MUCH EASIER TO AGE & CAN BE MUCH MORE ACCURATE. IT SITS BETWEEN THE BACK OF THE HEAD & THE BODY.

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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tearin' lips

Just out of curiousity 16" and Fishmeister...how big were the crappies that you had aged? I am really interested in figuring out crappie growth rates on Rainy and if it is genetically based.

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uffdapete

Bill - you've got mail.

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Super Black

A buddy of mine caught this on our last trip to Rainy a couple weeks ago.. We weighed it when we got back and still tipped the scales at 3.1 pounds!! 16 3/4"es

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Navigator
\:o Way to go! Umm Dave(FM). Any chance you could show me a spot to catch a few like that in August? grin.gif Otherwise I'm happy to stick with the deep reef walleyes.

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fishmeister_86

HI JON,

YOU WILL NEED A BORDER WATERS CROSSING PERMIT & A CANADIAN LICENSE., AND I CAN ASSURE YOU THOSE 3 LB CRAPPIES ARE FEW & FAR BETWEEN., 2 LBS. IS COMMON. HONESTLY, THE BIGGEST I HAVE PULLED THRU THE ICE IS 2.10, THE SAME YEAR I KNOW OF A 3.10 CAUGHT. OTHER THEN THAT I KNOW OF 3 OTHER 3 LBERS...IN 28 YEARS...THERE RARE.

I WOULD BE HAPPY TO FISH WITH YOU FOR A DAY.

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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harvey lee

We are talking one very nice crappie there. Congrats.

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fishmeister_86

HI S.B.,

THAT IS A DANDY, THE CRAPPIES ARE SNAPPING, I HAVE HEARD SOME EXCELLENT REPORTS THE PAST FEW DAYS. I'LL BE IN YOUR AREA A COUPLE TIMES IN THE NEXT COUPLE MONTHS. I'M GOING WITH A GROUP OF D.N.R. GUYS NEAR DEADWOOD TURKEY HUNTING THE 1ST WEEK IN MAY., AND TO A WEDDING IN SIOUX FALLS THE MIDDLE OF APRIL.

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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Super Black

Thanks guy's,

We did have a couple other nice fish with a couple releases as well.

This one was 2.14

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And another pic of the 3 pounder!

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Good luck out turkey hunting Fishmiester. Looks to be a ton of birds again, you should have a good hunt!

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Northlander

Man those are some PIGS!!!!

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