View Full Version : Got To Go Crappie Fishing This Morning

12-28-2012, 05:06 PM
Got a chance to go fishing this morning, got on the water at 6am and it was 30 and the water temp was 48 Lot of
new water in the lake after the 3" of rain we go Christmas night. Bite started off a little slow, I was at one on my favorite
spot in 13' of water. Was catching some at 5-7' and when I deepened to about 10' I picked up some bigger fish.
It's fun when you get bites on both minnow poles and the jig pole at once, nothing to do but pull them in the boat
in a pile at your feet and untangle the lines afterwards.

This was one of the better ones at 16 1/2" and made me grab the net.


I got of the water at 8:30am and headed to the house to clean fish, here's the cooler.


And a few of the nicer ones about to go under the knife.


I ended up with 29 crappie and everyone of them had a full gullet of shad and a lot of them had started
their egg sacks for spring.

12-28-2012, 05:15 PM
Nice catch, been raining here all day.

12-28-2012, 05:15 PM

That sure has me looking forward to spring!

12-28-2012, 05:46 PM
nice mess of fish

12-28-2012, 08:00 PM
We found em deep and when they slowed we moved up shallower and it was back on. We didn't do as good as you did, but had a good morning with a newbie. Good catch Blackhawk.

12-28-2012, 09:29 PM
Nice fish. I was able to go the 23rd and had a good day. The weather was cold here too. I gave 8 away to a lady at service station and cleaned 17..My dogs had to help. Chet110794

12-29-2012, 10:04 AM
You done good Blackhawk! Chet too!

12-29-2012, 12:00 PM
That's a strange looking boat in the first pic. Looks like a mini pontoon boat. Have you got a wider range pic?

12-29-2012, 09:10 PM
Very Nice! :)


12-29-2012, 09:54 PM
Nice job blackhawk, those are some dandies you got.

12-30-2012, 03:32 PM
SweetHomealabama, go to the kayak section, and read about the building of a pontoon by Neonmoon. There you will see a pic of Blackhawk's pontoon boat.

12-30-2012, 05:42 PM
Congrats Hawk! That's a great looking catch.

12-30-2012, 05:52 PM
All of 'em slabs look good and both of you did good. Glad some folks are still carrying a camera when they go fishin'.
30* is cool until the wind blows............then it get cold. Congrats.

12-30-2012, 06:22 PM
Chet those are some really pretty black crappie, nice catch.

12-30-2012, 06:37 PM
That is a great day!!

cully crappie
12-30-2012, 10:47 PM
i got the peanut oil ready!!!!! nice mess of crappie!!!!!!!!!!!!!:highfive

12-30-2012, 11:21 PM
good job guys and thank you for your sevice Blalckhawk!!

12-31-2012, 07:12 AM
Way to go my friend. That will be some good eating.

12-31-2012, 09:08 PM
That's a strange looking boat in the first pic. Looks like a mini pontoon boat. Have you got a wider range pic?

Here's a picture of my Toon but I've upgraded to Wise big man seats with arm rests since this was taken.


01-03-2013, 12:24 AM
Nice catch & I like your rig too. Looks like a good one to slip up on some fish where you can catch a good mess like you usuallly do.

01-03-2013, 11:04 AM
Looks like you had a good time bud. Ive just started to crappie fish the last couple of years and ive never caught a 16 1/2" crappie. That would be awesome.. i like the looks of your boat also. I seen full pic in show your boats sticky.

01-03-2013, 03:06 PM

01-03-2013, 04:20 PM
Thanks for post

01-03-2013, 04:24 PM
nice fish guys,i'm digging the toon as well........

01-07-2013, 07:58 PM
You will catch a 16 1/2 the longer you fish..I went tody and the weather was not that great but I went anyway. I didn't catch but 10 and all were over 1 lb.
I just got done cleaning them. I will be frying some good fillets tomorrow night. I was in the water by 10am and home by 2PM. Wind out of the NE and blowing 20 knots. You go when you can go. LOL

01-08-2013, 06:50 AM
Nice catch

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Sandwich Maker
01-08-2013, 08:28 PM
Sounds like a great day on the water! Nice pics, too. Great job.