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turkeyfootnc
10-31-2007, 07:03 PM
A friend I work with has a small pond full of crappie. I gained permission to fish and I went this afternoon. I had fished there before and I knew what I was getting into. In 1 1/2-2 hrs I caught 18 crappie. Unfortunately none of them had any size and I suspect all crappie in this pond are not going to be very big. The biggest one was just over 8". Not trying to badmouth anyone but this is a classic example of what will happen if you put crappie in small ponds and don't manage it. Now I have put crappie in one of my ponds and I intend to keep all that are caught and feed them fathead minnows a couple of times a year and if that still doesn't work, I have heard of stocking Hybrid Striped Bass to help control overpopulated ponds. But anyway it was fun to keep throwing fish in the bucket!

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gabowman
10-31-2007, 07:14 PM
Catching big fish is fun, but catching small ones is better than catching NOTHING! Looks like you had some fun.:)

FishnLine
10-31-2007, 08:20 PM
Catching big fish is fun, but catching small ones is better than catching NOTHING! Looks like you had some fun.:)

Some good eatin too! I like fillets, but I like frying some up about that size too.

jstlovtofish
11-01-2007, 07:43 AM
Thanks for posting the pic. Good luck with your pond. Hope it works out for you.

ShilohRed
11-01-2007, 08:18 AM
i have a small pond that has some in it also. And theres even some in there that will go 12+ inches. But It also has large mouth bass and Flathead catfish in it. So between the bass and catfish.They sure eat a lot of the crappie.
Pete