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Keeper Size?

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What do you guys consider a keeper size bluegill and crappie out of the metro lakes?

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keeper to eat? gill-7", crappie-8-9"

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how hungry am i and how sharp is my knife?

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I usaully Keep larger than 7.5 - 8 inch for sunnies.

larger than 9 inch for crappies. threw back 10 9inchers yesterday and ended up with 4 10's and a 11.5.

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After cleaning a dozen 7 inch 'gills for my kids today, I think it should be 10 inches grin.gif

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just imagine 8 kids w/ limits of 8 inch gills and 1 fillet knife... took a long time to clean

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I dont like to revive old threads, but UNDER 10 inches for crappies

and less than 8.5 inches for gills, any thing over goes back into the lake.

I never keep more than I can eat at one meal, and I eat it the night I catch it. Then again, I live on a lake and I have seen what fishing pressure can do to a lake.

selective harvest has caught on with bass, cafish, muskie and even walleye, but no one seems to practice selective harvest on panfish. It is something that should be done. on lakes over run with small gills and crappies I will keep a mess of the smaller ones and toss back the bigger ones

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could not agree more.......

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