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ET Fish
04-16-2018, 07:55 PM
As to how many donít post as much about your catches? Has it ever backfired on you? I love this site, and spend more time than I should on here. I enjoy posting and reading the posts of others. With that being said, I did a copy and paste just before I started this post.

There are currently 1303 users online (http://www.crappie.com/crappie/online.php). 222 members and 1081 guests

Just curious, why would you not join? When it snows in TN on April 16, my mind starts to wander....and wonder.

Erin Brewer
04-16-2018, 08:11 PM
I think a lot of folks on the Mississippi board don't do the reports as much because the " lurkers" that just want the info on where to catch fish! I don't know if those numbers are 100% correct because those guests could be members that just aren't signed in....


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chimneyman
04-16-2018, 08:12 PM
Iím guilty of not posting much mainly because I donít take pictures Iíve probably caught more crappie this winter and spring than I ever have. But without pictures itís just a story


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ET Fish
04-16-2018, 08:18 PM
I think a lot of folks on the Mississippi board don't do the reports as much because the " lurkers" that just want the info on where to catch fish! I don't know if those numbers are 100% correct because those guests could be members that just aren't signed in....


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Good observation, see, I don’t think too good when I’m cold!

ET Fish
04-16-2018, 08:20 PM
I’m guilty of not posting much mainly because I don’t take pictures I’ve probably caught more crappie this winter and spring than I ever have. But without pictures it’s just a story


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I rarely take pictures on the water, not only for stealth, but I’d most likely drop my phone in the lake!

CrappiePappy
04-16-2018, 08:28 PM
As to how many donít post as much about your catches? Has it ever backfired on you? I love this site, and spend more time than I should on here. I enjoy posting and reading the posts of others. With that being said, I did a copy and paste just before I started this post.

There are currently 1303 users online (http://www.crappie.com/crappie/online.php). 222 members and 1081 guests

Just curious, why would you not join? When it snows in TN on April 16, my mind starts to wander....and wonder.

A lot of those "guests" could be members that just haven't logged in, and are just "takin' a peek" to see what's new. But, yeah .... there are probably a lot of them that are just scoping the place out just to see if someone gets a little too free with their report info & on the water picture taking. They probably don't join because they'd be expected to join in & give some info of their own, and what they're really after is having someone else do the work & then they can reap the benefits while staying anonymous.

I usually give a fairly thorough report, and sometimes with pics ... but, I take the pics with the fish in the boat or at the ramp, so I don't disclose the bank or specific area of the lake where they were caught. And I don't provide that info in my reports, either. General info is enough to make for a good report & interesting read for those interested enough to check out my reports.

ET Fish
04-16-2018, 08:45 PM
A lot of those "guests" could be members that just haven't logged in, and are just "takin' a peek" to see what's new. But, yeah .... there are probably a lot of them that are just scoping the place out just to see if someone gets a little too free with their report info & on the water picture taking. They probably don't join because they'd be expected to join in & give some info of their own, and what they're really after is having someone else do the work & then they can reap the benefits while staying anonymous.

I usually give a fairly thorough report, and sometimes with pics ... but, I take the pics with the fish in the boat or at the ramp, so I don't disclose the bank or specific area of the lake where they were caught. And I don't provide that info in my reports, either. General info is enough to make for a good report & interesting read for those interested enough to check out my reports.
I’d say that’s spot on! Thanks!

Alphahawk
04-16-2018, 09:05 PM
I used to think that most on a forum were lurkers...and Iím sure many are. I am a member of another forum and fish many different lakes. For a few years now people would come up and ask me was I Alphahawk? I was kind of taken by surprise. I fish from Pickwick to Nickajack....Dale Hollow......Center Hill......VFW.......I mean I cover a lot of ground. I never really expected folks in all those places had ever heard of me or read anything I posted. Then it hit me they recognized my boat.....the Trout Magnet wrap. Many of these people were just readers...so to speak....not comfortable posting or really had hardly any computer knowledge. This internet really does make it a small world. I only have very few places I keep to myself. Most of the spots I fish are well known and I donít feel like Iím giving anything away.

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Slabprowler
04-16-2018, 09:12 PM
I have been more careful about posting pictures with backgrounds I have a photographic memory and I’m sure a lot of others do also.I am glad to help others as long as they do the same if they are able. they are a lot of folks that’s not able to get out and go so the pics that we post is all they get! But for those that set around looking for a picture or a specific detail on a place to fish just because they don’t want to do their home work that’s just being lazy. I would think that most members log in I may be wrong ! It’s about always that way 1 member to every 6-7 guest. All I can say is that I have met some of the greatest folks that’s ever walked in shoe leather on (Crappie .Com ) and looking to meet a lot more in the future good lord willing . I have learned so much about crappie fishing and have lots more to learn . So you that are setting around lurking you need to Man up and become a member supporter ! You will be glad you did!

sweathermon
04-16-2018, 09:18 PM
I will admit I'm mostly a "lurker" but I spend very little time on my home states board. I'm lurking looking for ways to make me a better fisherman! I envy you all that post all these pictures of the big messes of fish! I hope one of these days I will be able to do the same with the knowledge I have gained from all of you on this site. I know already this year ive caught more crappie than I ever have before and I feel like I owe it all to all of you that post reports/information. So from someone who gets way more out of you all's reports than just a spot to fish please dont stop! And if I ever get these fish figured out I will be more than willing to show all of you each and every spot I catch them. I know this is a little off subject but I just wanted everyone to know not all of us "lurkers" are looking for a fishing spot some of us are just looking for the knowledge and thank you to those that give it out!

ET Fish
04-16-2018, 09:29 PM
I used to think that most on a forum were lurkers...and I’m sure many are. I am a member of another forum and fish many different lakes. For a few years now people would come up and ask me was I Alphahawk? I was kind of taken by surprise. I fish from Pickwick to Nickajack....Dale Hollow......Center Hill......VFW.......I mean I cover a lot of ground. I never really expected folks in all those places had ever heard of me or read anything I posted. Then it hit me they recognized my boat.....the Trout Magnet wrap. Many of these people were just readers...so to speak....not comfortable posting or really had hardly any computer knowledge. This internet really does make it a small world. I only have very few places I keep to myself. Most of the spots I fish are well known and I don’t feel like I’m giving anything away.

Regards


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I know that you are very straightforward, and I certainly appreciate that. Also, it ain’t the boat! You sir, are a legend!

ET Fish
04-16-2018, 09:30 PM
I have been more careful about posting pictures with backgrounds I have a photographic memory and I’m sure a lot of others do also.I am glad to help others as long as they do the same if they are able. they are a lot of folks that’s not able to get out and go so the pics that we post is all they get! But for those that set around looking for a picture or a specific detail on a place to fish just because they don’t want to do their home work that’s just being lazy. I would think that most members log in I may be wrong ! It’s about always that way 1 member to every 6-7 guest. All I can say is that I have met some of the greatest folks that’s ever walked in shoe leather on (Crappie .Com ) and looking to meet a lot more in the future good lord willing . I have learned so much about crappie fishing and have lots more to learn . So you that are setting around lurking you need to Man up and become a member supporter ! You will be glad you did!
I agree, I don’t log out!

ET Fish
04-16-2018, 09:32 PM
I will admit I'm mostly a "lurker" but I spend very little time on my home states board. I'm lurking looking for ways to make me a better fisherman! I envy you all that post all these pictures of the big messes of fish! I hope one of these days I will be able to do the same with the knowledge I have gained from all of you on this site. I know already this year ive caught more crappie than I ever have before and I feel like I owe it all to all of you that post reports/information. So from someone who gets way more out of you all's reports than just a spot to fish please dont stop! And if I ever get these fish figured out I will be more than willing to show all of you each and every spot I catch them. I know this is a little off subject but I just wanted everyone to know not all of us "lurkers" are looking for a fishing spot some of us are just looking for the knowledge and thank you to those that give it out!
Oh, I read much more than I post! However, you and I are members, not lurkers! I would imagine that more members would equal more sponsors, which would equal more revenue.

funfishers
04-17-2018, 01:34 AM
I am a member but more frequently I don't log in, just "lurk" I guess. There is much wisdom on this site and many of you make incredible catches, proud of you all and I share in your joys.
My wife and I fish when we can, from bank, we aren't young and it's not always easy getting to a prime looking spot. We rarely have a catch that would interest anyone though if I did I would make a post and likely tell you where.
I truly live the success that many of you have.
On the the Indiana forum I always look for posts from "Cevans", he always has such good information.
This site gives me pleasure and a means to relax, I'll likely never meet any of but I kind of feel like I know you.
As I said, when I have an offering I will make it, in the mean time please let shyly lurk if I'm comfortable with that.

Alan

Ketchn
04-17-2018, 05:45 AM
I lurk and I don’t .....:Rofl
I do know there are tons of “internet” anglers out there constantly trolling for hot spots . I don’t myself but for sure know they do it here in Dfw . Most spots I hit are locally known locations and I try to keep it somewhat on the downlow as to exactly where but lots of folks know these spots well and can tell if there is scenery in the photo where you were .
One thing I notice is very few recognize me in person even though I post face photos frequently and that always amazes me .....makes me think they pay little attention to my face and more to my information....:Rofl

Crestliner08
04-17-2018, 05:50 AM
Walt & I post about every trip we venture out on. However, it's usually in the "New England" Forum and not in the "Main Crappie" forum. We're too old to be paranoid about spot stealing and we are happy to share our experiences and techniques with anyone. Life is short. Live it to the fullest.

CliffordN
04-17-2018, 05:50 AM
I like the pics with numbered channel markers in the background... Please post more...

ET Fish
04-17-2018, 06:32 AM
I am a member but more frequently I don't log in, just "lurk" I guess. There is much wisdom on this site and many of you make incredible catches, proud of you all and I share in your joys.
My wife and I fish when we can, from bank, we aren't young and it's not always easy getting to a prime looking spot. We rarely have a catch that would interest anyone though if I did I would make a post and likely tell you where.
I truly live the success that many of you have.
On the the Indiana forum I always look for posts from "Cevans", he always has such good information.
This site gives me pleasure and a means to relax, I'll likely never meet any of but I kind of feel like I know you.
As I said, when I have an offering I will make it, in the mean time please let shyly lurk if I'm comfortable with that.

Alan
Again, you are a member, and I don’t consider that lurking. I’m starting to think that I didn’t ask my question in a clear fashion. I was curious if after posting that the OP found the area had more fishing pressure. I had to ask the question, cuz I know my reports aren’t good enough to draw attention! Good luck to you and your wife, and if you make it to East TN, holler!

ET Fish
04-17-2018, 06:38 AM
I lurk and I don’t .....:Rofl
I do know there are tons of “internet” anglers out there constantly trolling for hot spots . I don’t myself but for sure know they do it here in Dfw . Most spots I hit are locally known locations and I try to keep it somewhat on the downlow as to exactly where but lots of folks know these spots well and can tell if there is scenery in the photo where you were .
One thing I notice is very few recognize me in person even though I post face photos frequently and that always amazes me .....makes me think they pay little attention to my face and more to my information....:Rofl
Maybe if you hold a fish in front of your face you would be more recognized :Rofl I am on a fly fishing forum, and people were talking about the lack of reports from the last couple of years. That’s what got me thinking about this. I stink at fly fishing, but I love crawling around the creeks in the Smokies! I even occasionally find a trout stupid enough to take my fly!:crazy:

ET Fish
04-17-2018, 06:38 AM
I like the pics with numbered channel markers in the background... Please post more...
:Rofl

ET Fish
04-17-2018, 06:40 AM
Walt & I post about every trip we venture out on. However, it's usually in the "New England" Forum and not in the "Main Crappie" forum. We're too old to be paranoid about spot stealing and we are happy to share our experiences and techniques with anyone. Life is short. Live it to the fullest.
I read your reports, and love em! Life is short? I’ve been alive for as long as I can remember!:Rofl

pescador
04-17-2018, 07:42 AM
Old timer here, became a member here 4 years ago April 30,2014. There was just over 30,000 members at that time, checked today and there is 45,604.

I really like all the fishing information that is shared on this forum, not specific locations. The most important part for me is, everyone treats others with respect, or they are asked to leave. :ThumbsUp

Regards

ET Fish
04-17-2018, 07:51 AM
Old timer here, became a member here 4 years ago April 30,2014. There was just over 30,000 members at that time, checked today and there is 45,604.

I really like all the fishing information that is shared on this forum, not specific locations. The most important part for me is, everyone treats others with respect, or they are asked to leave. :ThumbsUp

Regards
Yes sir! The policies on this site are what makes it unique and excellent!

Crappiegirl1
04-17-2018, 07:53 AM
Good post. Not sure how it showed up on my Unseen messages but GOOD idea

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cevans
04-17-2018, 08:57 AM
Not afraid to post pics of fish and lake I am catching them on and how. Makes no difference to me on the info I give out as the reader of my posts, still have to find and catch the fish. :cheers2

silverside
04-17-2018, 11:09 AM
Imo... it is like finding a spot and tossing out a marker. People show up to gain from your work. Same principle with cdc. (Not all lurkers)


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waterdog101
04-17-2018, 07:19 PM
Not afraid to post pics of fish and lake I am catching them on and how. Makes no difference to me on the info I give out as the reader of my posts, still have to find and catch the fish. :cheers2

Best post Iíve read, some talk like the spots they fish have an under water fence that holds the fish there, the crappie follow the bait, here today over there tomorrow, wish I could hit the like button more than once for your post...


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Erin Brewer
04-17-2018, 07:39 PM
I like the pics with numbered channel markers in the background... Please post more...

Like this????? 298748


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Cray
04-17-2018, 08:13 PM
I am a member but more frequently I don't log in, just "lurk" I guess. There is much wisdom on this site and many of you make incredible catches, proud of you all and I share in your joys.
My wife and I fish when we can, from bank, we aren't young and it's not always easy getting to a prime looking spot. We rarely have a catch that would interest anyone though if I did I would make a post and likely tell you where.
I truly live the success that many of you have.
On the the Indiana forum I always look for posts from "Cevans", he always has such good information.
This site gives me pleasure and a means to relax, I'll likely never meet any of but I kind of feel like I know you.
As I said, when I have an offering I will make it, in the mean time please let shyly lurk if I'm comfortable with that.

Alan

Alan, don't be shy about posting. Just because you fish from the bank and don't have mega catches dosnt mean we don't want to read your posts. It's everyone participating that makes this site so great. Let us get to know you. Good way to meet some people in your area. I have made some of the best friends I have today because of this site. Shoot someone close by may even take you fishing.

funfishers
04-18-2018, 12:58 AM
Alan, don't be shy about posting. Just because you fish from the bank and don't have mega catches dosnt mean we don't want to read your posts. It's everyone participating that makes this site so great. Let us get to know you. Good way to meet some people in your area. I have made some of the best friends I have today because of this site. Shoot someone close by may even take you fishing.

Thank you Cray for the warm thought.

Alan

INDyak
04-19-2018, 11:22 PM
Alan (funfishers) come on over to the Indiana State forum. We're friendly enough! A few guys share. And I also do A lot of bank fishing so can be done..these are from a cemetery (public access fishing site as well) here North of Linton Indiana. From the bank. Good enough for me!
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Homewaters
04-20-2018, 02:35 PM
I'm brand new here, and already feel better browsing as a fellow member than I did as an outsider just browsing. The water's warming up here, so hope to post some results soon.

Dave

funfishers
04-20-2018, 02:55 PM
Welcome Dave and good fishing to you!

Alan

silverside
04-20-2018, 05:37 PM
I would be glad to post pictures. The problem is I haven't caught any.

Fish on Line
04-20-2018, 06:17 PM
Funfishers you are always welcome to come to the Louisiana Forum -- We talk about anything that will float your boat or fishing in a pit dug to build a road ,,, catching Crawfish, Shrimp, Crabs and Salt water fish that made someones day :fish