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pikehunter461

Crappies??????

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Is anyone catching crappies?? Are they staging, on the beds?? With the cooler temps when do you guys think they will be on the beds? We will be on the Canadian side June 2nd- 9th. Any chance we will catch the tail end of the spawn? Your advice is appreciated.

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tearin' lips

It's really hard to tell. Black Crappies in Canadian Shield lakes are all about the boom/bust aspect. You might catch the tail end of the spawn, but this morning is 28 degrees and snowing with a east/southeast wind at 19 mph. Yesterday was 40 degrees with a north wind at 22 mph, and the next few days don't look any better.

This weather is going to do a few things to the crappie bite that was starting to pick up. Since the water temperature has dropped it probably will bring the crappies off the beds and into a staging position. I could also mean that we will not get a good year class from this year. If temps rise too rapidly it may not give a good chance for them to spawn, but with the colder weather, they may not spawn and start to comsume their own eggs.

It's really too soon to tell what the crappie bit will be for you during your trip. Crappies are already starting to stage now and if we get some better weather towards the end of the week, they may be mostly done by the time your trip comes around.

Stay tuned to this site for some more information the closer it gets to your trip dates. Also check out the fishing report. I post once or twice a week on the bite that is currently happening. I will be chasing crappies on my day off so I will have some information for you soon.

Take Care and Good Luck Fishing!!

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fishmeister_86

HEY GUYS,

CRAPPIES HAVE NOT SPAWNED YET, THE D.N.R WERE TEST NETTING & THE CRAPPIES WERE THICK IN THE NETS., A DAY LATER GUYS WENT TO TRY TO CATCH THEM IN THE SAME SPOT...NOT A BITE. CRAPPIES DO SPAWN ALL THE WAY INTO AUGUST, BUT AS T.L. SAID, SOME YEARS, IF CONDITIONS ARE NOT RIGHT THEY WILL ABSORB THEIR SPAWN.

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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