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PmDavis300

bald eagle crappie problem

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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

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PmDavis300

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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...

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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

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goblueM

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

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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.

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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

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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

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rodmaker

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

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