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crappie todd

remebering a 12 inch crappie

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crappie todd

Yep,fishing was good on some lakes once. Now we can just try to recall and tell those stories about how it used to be.
I recall when my lake was full of 12 inch crappies. now it's full of 8 inch crappies.
My grandson will hear stories of good fishing used to be on my lake. by then mabey we can catch a few 4 inch crappies.
catch a few every time out. keep a few every now and then for dinner. Fish for fun CT

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beretta

If people would practice catch and release it would make everyones fishing experiences more enjoyable

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knoppers

hopefully the new limits will help. but I still think most lakes need to protect the preditors, with size restrictions on the pike.

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beretta

i think that if they need any special regulations on predators (northerns) they need to make a maximum size. save the bigger ones and reduce the number of little snakes. just my opinion im not a biologist.

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crappie todd~

You really got me on Saturday night... 25"...funny todd...! haha...you had me going alright...
my boyfriend caught a 15" crappie on Saturday!(sorry had to boast everybody)It is a real pretty fish~
did you figure out who this is yet todd? wink.gif

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crappie todd

crappie lady..... U sexy thing you...
Yep I know who you are.... Cuz I told you that that crappie was 25 inches..... and you told the taxidermist it was too. HE HE HE HE.if that was true, that crappie would weight about 10 lbs.
a 15 incher is a nice fish..... especially when the boy friend was wishing....just before he went fishing, he had one for the wall.
And now he has one. So beware of what you wish for. because in this case. His wish came true.

CT

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