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slabsrus
08-29-2012, 10:36 AM
Here is a nice stringer full of specks that my buddy and I caught while fishing from our kayaks.

birddog one
08-29-2012, 11:35 AM
nice mess of fish

ifish4redd
08-29-2012, 01:16 PM
great pic,nice fish too.:cool:

Luvfatslabs
08-29-2012, 01:24 PM
Nice stringer

rnvinc
08-29-2012, 03:40 PM
1 fillet....2 fillet.....3 fillet....4....yum...yum..

Rickie

6poundtest
08-29-2012, 04:15 PM
Good thing ya got 2 guys to hold that catch up; one would be straining.

slabsrus
08-29-2012, 04:35 PM
Good thing ya got 2 guys to hold that catch up; one would be straining.


:You got that right. That is a Michigan limit of 50 specks. We caught 127 all over 8 inches and all of them were around and in three trees. Kind of nice when you have to release 72 keeper crappies in one morning.

gabowman
08-29-2012, 09:05 PM
Nice.:)

feelay
08-29-2012, 09:26 PM
: Kind of nice when you have to release 72 keeper crappies in one morning.

What do you consider a keeper crappie? None of the ones on that stringer would be legal here. Sounds like y'all had a fun time.

Sandwich Maker
08-29-2012, 09:30 PM
Nice catch!

eagle 1
08-29-2012, 11:10 PM
Congrats , nice catch .

NIMROD
08-30-2012, 12:34 AM
Looks like y'all had a fun trip.

slabsrus
08-30-2012, 07:51 AM
What do you consider a keeper crappie? None of the ones on that stringer would be legal here. Sounds like y'all had a fun time.

We keep them 8 inches or larger on this particular lake. There is not a size limit on crappie in Michigan so we keep different sizes depending on what body of water they come from. There are a few lakes in the area that have much larger crappie on average so we don't keep them unless they are 9 1/2 or 10 inches. But for the most part we will keep 8 inches or larger. They average lake up here that contains crappie just doesn't produce a lot of big fish so a 10 or 11 inch fish is often considered a good one and anything over 11 is looked at as a slab by a lot of anglers. The lake that this stringer of specks came from does have crappies up to 17 or 18 inches but the majority are like you see on the stringer, 8 - 10 inches.

feelay
08-30-2012, 08:15 AM
I do some guiding and It always tickles me how upset my clients from up north get when we are tossing back 11 3/4" fish! :)

NIMROD
08-30-2012, 12:55 PM
feelay, we don't have big Crappie here like Mississippi does but I have a self imposed 10'' limit. Amazes me at some of the folks keeping Crappie way under 8'' here. Some of them are good fishermen or so they say. I catch limits almost everyday without minnows or keeping short fish. I understand his point though cause some places just don't grow many good fish.

skiptomylu
08-30-2012, 02:07 PM
Good job, looks like a lot of fun!

Congrats,

Skip

dandeman
08-31-2012, 08:45 AM
Nice stringer and a good pic. Thanks for sharing! Way to go!!!

creekslick
09-02-2012, 09:42 AM
I do some guiding and It always tickles me how upset my clients from up north get when we are tossing back 11 3/4" fish! :)
Try to get a client throw back a 25" walleye! Here on Greers we have a slot where 20-28 have to be released.

Bronson
09-02-2012, 10:15 PM
Taking 8" crappie out of a lake that is overpopulated might actually help the lake. This may allow some crappie to get bigger because they'll have more baitfish to feed on.

NIMROD
09-02-2012, 11:18 PM
Try to get a client throw back a 25" walleye! Here on Greers we have a slot where 20-28 have to be released.

Yea some don't know it but fines are double for a licenced guide in Arkansas! I used to guide and had folks catch a limit of fish and keep them in about an hour. Then get pissed cause I told them they had to quit fishing.:yikes