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Post Posted: 07:04pm - Apr 20,10 
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A 420 fish.

Water temps have reached the mid 60's and the males are fanning amongst the stalks.

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Post Posted: 07:10pm - Apr 20,10 
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Nice fish, buddy! Thanks for sharing. Dark looking critter....

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Post Posted: 07:13pm - Apr 20,10 
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Nice fish, would be better on a Blues towel but hey im just jellious, :respect

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Post Posted: 07:21pm - Apr 20,10 
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Very interesting display of the glup twister tail on the jig...........care to elaborate on it's development?

You always get to go for the specs........... 8)~

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Post Posted: 07:43pm - Apr 20,10 
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Beauty of a picture, were you at the last game and had to go celebrate with a good Crappie bite?? :D

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Post Posted: 08:03pm - Apr 20,10 
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wsj_outdoorsman wrote:
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Very interesting display of the glup twister tail on the jig...........care to elaborate on it's development?


That's just an all tore-ta-bits Mini Mite.
Went through several this afternoon.

Caught my first red ear of the year and it was a good one.

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Beauty of a picture, were you at the last game and had to go celebrate with a good Crappie bite??


I had been out this past Sunday and had a playoff / fish towel in the boat and had taken a few photos of fish on the towel. I might have posted a report but the towel was one of last season's playoff towels.
Just had to go back to get the stuff all current.

Lots of smallish single bass hanging out with bubba sized single fat gals about everywhere I went today.

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Post Posted: 08:16pm - Apr 20,10 
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I'm guessing you enjoyed the day :wink:
How long was that crappie?

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Post Posted: 08:55pm - Apr 20,10 
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looks like it was a good day to spend on the water.

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Post Posted: 09:02pm - Apr 20,10 
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Wow...I was just thinkin' to myself.."I wonder how Mr. Luc and wsj have been doing on the panfish?"

You answered my question. Nice pics!

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Post Posted: 04:06am - Apr 21,10 
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I never get to go Crappie fishin'

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Post Posted: 07:17am - Apr 21,10 
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I have been out a good bit but the winds....
On Monday, I read the Accuweather forecast and they were predicting very light winds for Tuesday, so I two timed my tools in the morning, made a beeline out of the city and was afloat by early afternoon. Conditions were to marvel at. The water was at 65 degrees. Winds were delicate. The crappie were moving into the spawning bays and I had a bunch of em in no time flat. I relocated to a clear water lake to see if I could find a redear and the first fish I caught was just that. The water temp on the clear water lake was 64 degrees and I never found a shallow crappie but there were nice gills all over and they were all willing biters.
Stayed out a little too long and had to release all my fish for I knew I wouldn't have time to clean them before the start of the game.
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I think I should have just kept and cleaned the fish and said the heck with the sorry hockey.
Now what am I gonna eat?
Poor me.
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Post Posted: 09:18am - Apr 21,10 
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I was out saturday and monday and the highest temps i found were 62*f. I have really been getting ALOT of small crappie and the large ones mixed in. I have been fishing mainly two lakes this year and really working them hard to find there patterns. I can always catch them just not alot of big ones. I just bought a humminbird 597ci and it has really helped finding fish this year on the boat.

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Post Posted: 10:11am - Apr 21,10 
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Mr. Luc,
Those look suspiciously like some fish I have seen before.
Lake X, Bay Y Cat litter bucket Z :lol:

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Post Posted: 05:01pm - Apr 21,10 
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The resemblance of your grand pup and Antti Niemi is um....uncanny!Nice fish. Are you dapplin the reeds or dropping a float next to them? Some fond memories of pole fishing is why I ask.

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Post Posted: 08:22pm - Apr 21,10 
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Are you dapplin the reeds or dropping a float next to them? Some fond memories of pole fishing is why I ask.


I dabble the base of the phragmites with the long rods on lakes other than the one I was working this day.
I had to stay back and make long casts with 1/32nd ounce jigs in order to not spook the fish.
The sun was high and with the lack of wind, I was highly visible to the fish and they all knew I was after em.

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Post Posted: 11:41am - Apr 22,10 
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Thanks Any,I meant no offense to the pup. Great legs but whats up with the schnozz!

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