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dewey1980

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dewey1980

OK I WILL START IT IS ANYONE PICKING UP CRAPPIES THIS YEAR????

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kelly-p

Funny that you should ask that. I just sat down to put a post up about couple guys getting into some crappies. They picked up 9 Friday evening and some more yesterday. Yesterday they were already sitting in Hillman's Tall Tales within an hour of sun going down. They are a couple of locals that were here during the "crappie boom" and they said that these were a bigger average size then during the "boom". That makes sense as nobody has really been out looking for the crappies the past few years. There are pictures of them floating around somewhere as some fishermen from a different road across the lake took a lot of pictures of them. We'll have to wait and see if the pictures of these crappies turn up on a Forum under the heading of, "Look what we caught on XXXXXXXXXXXX's road". grin

I am really curious about what happens later this winter with the crappies. There have been quite a few crappies coming in one or two here and there. More then have come in the past 3 or 4 years. People are even seeing crappies on their cameras up in 6 to 7 feet of water on the rock piles but they will not bite. I am curious what happens from Febuary and on when we used to get into the crappies.

No I will not tell anyone where they were other then that they were on Hillman's main straight west road.

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Will

We caught 2 yesterday in 14'

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cookie129

I saw one yesterday and it was also off of hillmens straight west roadfull-1934-16034-406589_335615853124562_1

Also wayne got two but let them go as they were after walleye

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stewartfisherman

I got one last night 14in went out of Jr's

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dewey1980

last time i caught any was about 4 years ago and they were in the 14 to 15 inch range,and 2 that went 16 inches,so my question is,shouldnt they be larger from the boom years or do we have diffrent class of fish here,or are these all still from the boom years,just hopeing that they will come back,loved the days when we pulled limits out.

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fishuhalik

buddy of mine got 1 this week. somewhere on the south shore. 13"

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Random guy

A few guys are picking up one or two tonight. Nothing great but still 14" crappies.

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SDPROV

Caught a 14 1/2 Sat. afternoon!

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kelly-p

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shouldnt they be larger from the boom years or do we have diffrent class of fish here,or are these all still from the boom years

I'm sure these are from a newer year class. The year class that caused the "boom" have to be dead of old age now.

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cookie129

There just another trophy noow. If your lucky to get one treat it like a trophy fish. If your not going to get it mounted let her go for another sportsman. On the other hand if I get one I'm gouing to fillet it for the wife as she loves eatting them.

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Joe28

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14.5 inch slab. Got him on a rattle reel at 5 AM Sunday morning, January 8. My first and only URL crappie. Made up for falling short of a walleye limit. I didn't weight this fish, but I wish I would have. From my understanding, a 14.5 inch crappie is usually around 1.5 pounds. However, I would like to think this one had to be pushing 2 pounds laugh Is there anyone who has caught and weighed a lot of URL crappies and knows what one like this weighs? Just curious!

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magnum mike

My guess is between 1.5 and 1.75 pounds. I caught a lot of crappies during the boom and saw a ton more than I caught. Several were close to 2 pounds but VERY FEW actually were 2 pounds. Many people have a hard time estimating size of fish and crappies seem to be the most common I have seen to be over-estimated. They were all beautiful fish and I would love to have the boom days back but an actual 2 pound crappie is rare.

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cookie129

The fun part about our crappies as they are so thick. I think Kelly or someone said shoulders like linebackers

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kelly-p

Usually a person needs to get to about 16 inches for a chance at a 2 pound crappie. Late in the winter I have seen some just over 15 inches make 2 pounds.

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Desperado

caught a limit of two pounders tonight out on the JR-Beacon-Hill-Wind Road

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leech~~

caught a limit of two pounders tonight out on the JR-Beacon-Hill-Wind Road

Wow, that is Fantasic! Can't wait to see the pic's! wink

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cookie129

To funny. I'm trying to stay on track catching walleyes and not get sidetracked chasing the elusive yet still catchable upper red lake. I figured one of my Houses would of had one by now. No such luck though.

Maybe this weekend.

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kevfish1

cookie... what area of the lake are your rentals???

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cookie129

we are fishing out of hillmans this year. As usual buddy hillmans road is in great condition. fishing has been good and pretty consistant for us thus far.

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