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Crappie 2019

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by spooncg33, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. lasher

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    i would never eat a fish caught at lake arcadia. decades before it became "big" lake arcadia it was the dump site for power transformers, lots of power transformers. would you like some fish with your plate of PCB's ?
     
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    Caught a few nice ones at the lease. Not enough to clean so they live for another day. I think it’s about a week away for my ponds
     
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    I have a 3 fish crappie rule if they are decent sized. Three is enough for a meal of fresh fish, two is not, so they go back.
     
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    Caught about 100 today on Eufaula.
     

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    A few days ago, me and a cousin caught 8 keepers on Lake Eufaula in OK. I wanted to go today (04/14/2019), but I’m not up to it.....


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    My rule is catch as many as you can, but I only keep five between 10" and 12.5". That's a meal for me and my wife with maybe some left over for a cold fish sandwich. Anything under goes back and anything over goes back (unless I'm trying to gather fish for a organizational fish fry.) During the spawn all apparent females go back. I usually have some in the freezer but if not I might keep two meals and freeze one. But I fish for them year round.
     
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    Pretty much we are on the same program. I don't rape the lake with excessive numbers of keepers unless It's crappie camp and I'm the cook. I don't fish much during the spawn for crappie, mainly January and February, although that is changing. As up and coming snowbirds in the RV field, we won't be around here much in those months. Redfish and specks may replace crappie during the winter.
     
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