• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • Join In - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here

     
      You know what we all love...

      The same things you do!!!! Share what you love & enjoy in the outdoors as well as thank those whose posts you 'appreciate.'

      Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
PmDavis300

bald eagle crappie problem

Recommended Posts

PmDavis300

so tell me what i did wrong. i finally found crappies in about 20-25 fow. i caught 5 or so of them as fast as i could put the jig in the water. i was using a yellow/orange jig with a waxie. then the bite just stopped about 15 minutes later. what did i do wrong? should i have changed colors? i was over by the island. it was around 1:00pm or so today

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PmDavis300

btw, after trying a few other things, i changed colors and still got nothing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blackdog1101

After trying a couple other jigs, I would have drilled a few holes deeper and shallower to see if the fish were more active at a different depth. Oftentimes the more active fish are moving into shallower water.

Also, I sometimes "rest" a hole for a little while after I've caught a few fish, and go to another hole 10 - 20 yards away. Sometimes I think the fish get "spooked." A little while later I'll come back to the first hole again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bigtime22

Finicky fish, there may have been something that you could have done, but alot of times in my experience they just decide to stop. Were you using a flasher? The first thing that I would have done is trying different depths the second thing would have been moving to another location. Otherwise I dont think it was anything you did, the fish just turned off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PmDavis300

no, no flasher. i had moved from a two other deeper spots, so maybe i should had gone a little shallower. ill try it next time if it happens again

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
goblueM

finicky fish, or they were moving through, or you had something weird going on. Meh. I take it they were the standard 6.5 inch BE crappies? Man its so dissapointing, I always get excited to go there then remember why I don't. Need to implement some sort of regs to boost the size structure...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PmDavis300

finicky fish, or they were moving through, or you had something weird going on. Meh. I take it they were the standard 6.5 inch BE crappies? Man its so dissapointing, I always get excited to go there then remember why I don't. Need to implement some sort of regs to boost the size structure...

compared to last year on wbl, i had a great day

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
goblueM

It is pretty fun for some action now and again, I must admit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
icemn17

My advice is drill as many holes as you can and keep moving around that school of fish. We could get 1 or 2 to bite out of each hole on friday which ended up being about 25 fish. We were fishing far away from the crowds which probably helped.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
waleyhuntr

from my eperience on bald eagle i have realized that you need a vexilaror any kind of flasher. last year the crappies over by cigar were suspened in 30 fow 2 feet under the ice down to 28 feet under so they pretty much had the whole water column. mr rigs would be a bobber set 10 feet off the bottom with a demon jig crappie minnow and i would jig lower in the column with either a small jigging spoon,demon jig,or small jigs(fatboys,genz bugs,fishkas,and doodle bugs). after 10 or 15 minutes with out a bite on a lure we would change.just my 2 cents

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rory

If its the same bald eagle im thinking about isnt there muskey in the lake if it is the exact same thing happen to me 2 yrs ago fish as fast as i could get them up the hole had the camera down looked and nothing then boom muskey there crappies gone they came back about a hour later

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rodmaker

You nailed it!!!. This happens alot on South Centre. Leave the area and come back in around 1/2 hr or so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • delcecchi
      The Vermillion south of MSP is spelled with two "l"s. The one in this forum only has one.
    • leech~~
      It's always nice when you have a week to get everything nicely packed, organized and ready to go. 🙂 It's just that few hours when you get home tired and dump it all in a big dirty pile to sort out that suk! 😆   Gook Luck!
    • monstermoose78
      Good luck and many the ducks fall after you shoot!!
    • Wanderer
      For all the stuff I thought I had at my fingertips to pack, I sure am taking all week to get it done!  At least I have all my supplies.  I just keep tinkering on this and that, not getting it bagged up!   Leaving tomorrow morning around 9 and should have the entire afternoon to scout our top areas.  We’ll land somewhere in the northern third of the state.
    • chaffmj
      Basswood lake!
    • Bigfatbert
      Whatchya mean Cliff with this hear reply ? Maybe your puttin in too many hrs on the Big V , maybe up to early ??
    • leech~~
      If your local to that area may be you could talk to the city and get a bunch of folks together for a clean up day sometime?  
    • History_Geek
      I got the Polluted From my own observation.  The North Branch of the Sunrise River, At least the part that Runs though The town of  North Branch, Isn't the healthiest.  I Walked by the river in a small park. The River was full of peoples Trash.  Like Washer Machines  and trash bags. People Trash Either ran into the river, or People just dump their trash their. 
    • History_Geek
      All right People, Thanks for the info, next time I have a question about the St. Croix, I'll Post it on the thread. Peltier Sounds good, But your right the rivers are my best bet. Thanks for the link I'll make sure to use it.
    • JBMasterAngler
      I don’t know who told you the sunrise river is polluted. Aside from a little bit of run off and algae blooms, the river is quite clean. The lower river is a popular summer float tubing spot. Come duck season, it will seem like the whole east metro is packed into Carlos Avery.