View Full Version : Cold crappie

12-18-2010, 01:59 PM
I had a chance to go and despite the temps couldn't talk myself out of it. Fished 3 hours and fingers started bothering me bad so I listened to the warning signs and went to the ramp. Only one there, steady 32 degrees. Wasn't bad til the wind got to about 8 or 10 steady and then there was no comfort. First drop caught a fish, second drop got the big un. 2 lb and 15 inches, 1.7 and 1.4 were the better fish today, and a couple of green fish showed up too. Lots of throwbacks and a fun day overall. I know everyone can't get out so I tried to make a good show for y'all. A little sunshine would have made a big difference but it stayed hidden. Get out when you can, they're still eating. Didn't notice the water temps, found em in 20 to 25 fow. Thanks for looking.

12-18-2010, 04:15 PM
nice catch

12-18-2010, 04:16 PM
great day skeet, congrats on some nice fish.

12-18-2010, 04:22 PM
Clock went off this morning and I woke to rain and sleet. Rolled back over.:rolleyes: Thanks for the report and congrats on those slabs.:)

12-18-2010, 04:29 PM
Frozen or not...those are some nice fat crappie! Great job:)

12-18-2010, 06:03 PM
Nice lookin specks,good work.

12-18-2010, 06:07 PM
With fish like that you can bare a little pain. Nice job I know its hard to fish that way and keep your hands warm. Almost impossible

beagle man
12-18-2010, 06:33 PM
worth the pain, good job on realizing it is time to go to the ramp, I use them little heat packs the toss in the trash, biodegradable hot hands things, keeps my hands warm all day, just slip them in the pouch of my sweat shirt, and warm all day, glad you got a mess of fish, make a good supper.

12-18-2010, 07:06 PM
good mess Skeet. I've been in NW MO for the past 2 weeks visiting family so haven't gone. Getting back on the water this week to see what they're doing here. Water is hard up there.

12-18-2010, 11:00 PM
nice catch

12-19-2010, 12:48 AM
Very well done, both the catch AND being realistic that you were getting close to the limit of being effective and safely returning; when they`re biting well the temptation to stay "just alittle longer, I`m tough enough" usually just isn`t worth the few extra fish you may (or may not) catch. You showed good judgement as to when to say when. Hope they were tasty!

Special K
12-19-2010, 01:02 AM
I know the feeling well. I fish for the pleasure and relaxation of it... and as a general rule... when I am on the water and not feeling any
of that pleasure or relaxation because of weather conditions... I take it to the hill... there are always better days ahead.

12-19-2010, 06:35 AM
Nice job Skeet, those short trips can save a guys mind especially when the catchin's good. Lately all of you guys posting pics of "blackies" have me jealous. I really don't know why, but I like them black crappie. We don't have a lot of them around us, between your pics and the Kincaid post y'all got me daydreaming. Nice post, I'll count your stringer in my sleep!

12-19-2010, 08:12 PM
nice lookin slabs and they taste better when its really cold ;)

12-19-2010, 08:54 PM
Nice crappie and catch. Thanks for posting the pics.