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Bobb-o

A Crappie Weekend

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Bobb-o

Headed up to the cabin this in the hopes of putting the hammer down on a bunch of bass. Met up with Jesse from Oars n Mine on Friday night for some crappie fishing late at night. We were fishing splash-brites and crappie minnows in a small crick off of a large lake and we landed some very nice crappies. Jesse demolished me at first, but soon I was holding my own.

The next day didnt really crank out the fish I had hoped. Tried all over the one lake for bass. Struck out with crankbaits, and plastics. It wasnt until we started chasing panfish that the bass started biting. Seems they wanted a jig drifted in the wind under a float. We made the adjustment to a large hair jig and a Wobble Bobber and landed several nice bass. The crappies on the small lake seemed to have pulled out of the spawning areas already. In their place their were plenty of bluegills though.

On Sunday, Britt and I motored around the big lake looking for a spot out of the wind. Luckily, the spot we were looking for was in a sheltered bay with plenty of cattails. We stumbled into some of the most amazing sight fishing for crappies I have ever encountered. You could tell the difference between the males and the females in 3 feet of water based on their color alone. We even watched several of the couples dropping/fertilizing eggs on beds. We kept 10 males for a meal or two and sat around the area just watching them interact right under the boat.

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JP Z

Great looking stuff Bobb-o. I hope to get out chasing crappies this week now, it's nice to see I'm not too late.

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Crappie2760

Sounds like a blast nice fish!

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