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Post Posted: 08:42pm - Nov 23,10 
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Have been steadily catching crappies for the last couple of weeks in a local forest preserve lake.

Here is a pic of a respectable 9" keeper, and next to it is a 14" pig. Only got one of these monsters, but what a fight! This is the biggest crappie I ever caught. From the mouth it almost looks like a smallie.

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Post Posted: 08:45pm - Nov 23,10 
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very nice fish!

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Post Posted: 08:50pm - Nov 23,10 
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Nice job Vard and them are some sweet Crappies. Keep the reports coming.
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Post Posted: 09:43pm - Nov 23,10 
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That is a great crappie. Congrats on your personal best.

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Post Posted: 12:50am - Nov 24,10 
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SWEEEEEEETTT!!!

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Post Posted: 05:30am - Nov 24,10 
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That bad boy belongs in the trophy room(forum).

Good job!

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Post Posted: 07:26am - Nov 24,10 
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Couple of beauties- :D

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Post Posted: 08:02am - Nov 24,10 
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:shock: :shock: What a nice crappie!!!!!! I have been hunting for one of them pigs all fall long. What did you get the biggen on? Good job!!

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Post Posted: 01:14pm - Nov 24,10 
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man what a fish :allah never had one that big up north, give me a pm vard maybe we can swap a trip or 2? do you
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Post Posted: 01:15pm - Nov 24,10 
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man what a fish :allah never had one that big up north, give me a pm vard maybe we can swap a trip or 2? do you ice fish?
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Post Posted: 02:39pm - Nov 24,10 
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Denny, I'll probably see you at Navy Pier within the next few weeks.

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Post Posted: 02:41pm - Nov 24,10 
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Forest Preserves can be tough but every once in a while :shock .Nice fish!

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Post Posted: 02:47pm - Nov 24,10 
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Huge crappie! Looks like that little one can fit in the big ones mouth!
Nice catch!

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Post Posted: 02:53pm - Nov 24,10 
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boatnup wrote:
:shock: :shock: What a nice crappie!!!!!! I have been hunting for one of them pigs all fall long. What did you get the biggen on? Good job!!

The big boy came on a large fathead--no, not me, silly--a minnow. But the crappie have also hit on jigging spoons, small casting spoons, and twister/jigs--all drifted or slow trolled. The shore guys haven't been getting them, nor have the boaters who don't work the drift.

Also caught 3 small walleye on one of these trips (all 12" and under, on minnows, of course). Its good to see growing walleye in a forest preserve lake. It has been many years since I've caught a walleye there.

Three guesses as to what's for dinner tonight???

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Post Posted: 03:04pm - Nov 24,10 
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Three guesses as to what's for dinner tonight???

Any or all of these guys? LOL ... Good times Greg!! Good times :bigyuck
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Post Posted: 03:57pm - Nov 24,10 
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awsome crappie

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Post Posted: 04:36pm - Nov 24,10 
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You could probably fish the rest of your life in the FP and never get another 14" crappie. That there was a mounter, not a eater. How hungry were you. The mississippi back waters are full of nice slab crappie at first ice.

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Post Posted: 05:05pm - Nov 24,10 
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deadeye2 wrote:
You could probably fish the rest of your life in the FP and never get another 14" crappie. That there was a mounter, not a eater. How hungry were you. The mississippi back waters are full of nice slab crappie at first ice.

been hearing that deadeye! you fish it?
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