View Full Version : were would the big crappie be in this pond

10-07-2009, 10:38 PM
this pond is pretty well open and is about three acers and really deep in the middle and this is the fall sorry didnt put that in the title but one side of the pond is coverd in cattales and thats were ive been catchin the 8inchers but i know theres really big ones in there were would they be hidein thanks

10-08-2009, 04:36 AM
They probably ain't there.

10-08-2009, 05:01 AM
it could be that the pond is over pop'ed with fish and its stumped there size if its like a fish every cast and allways the same size i would say thats the case

10-08-2009, 08:52 PM
I've heard it's not a good idea to stock crappie in a pond any smaller than 50-75 acres

10-11-2009, 04:18 PM
about 3 years ago i stocked black crappie in a 3 and 1/2 acre pond. They went in at 2 -3 inches, 8 months later, they were 10 inches. Reason being, they had an abundent food source, i didnt over stock. The fish wont start spawning for 12 to 24 months anyway. i put approximately 200 in, still catching them anywhere from 9 -13 inches. They have to have food.... Try to fish any cover in deep water, give them food they are used to. Any questions, pm me