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crappiecanada
08-25-2004, 09:47 AM
Hi all,

I'm looking for a website with pictures/drawings (with key id features) of young-of-the-year black crappie. Anyone know a good site? I'm doing some research on Black crappie, and I need to identify some samples of late summer yoy fish.

I've searched some sites (including this one), but haven't had any luck so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jerry Blake
08-26-2004, 09:29 PM
Hey CC,

Any luck yet? All the info I've seen is on larger crappie but I suspect young of the year would have the same identifying features.

Black crappie have 7-8 dorsal spines and random blotches on their sides.

White crappie have 5-6 dorsal spines and the black side markings form vertical bars rather than random spots.

When you see one of each next to each other it's real easy to tell the difference by their side markings.

This site might have what you're looking for - http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/seagrant/GLWL/Fish/sunfish/sunfish.html#Pa

Hope this helps.

Roberta
08-27-2004, 07:12 AM
Cal State at Berkeley has a detailed site the describes and illustrates all life stages of the black crappie.

http://www.elib.cs.berkeley.edu/kopec/tr9/html/sp-black-crappie.html

Hope this helps. BTW, where are you in Canada? We used to show dogs in Ontario a lot and we always enjoyed visiting up North. - Roberta

Roberta
08-27-2004, 07:34 AM
I have this website bookmarked and have no trouble going to it from my Favorites file, but the link I typed in isn't working. Anyone have a clue why? - Roberta

Slab
08-27-2004, 09:42 AM
http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/kopec/tr9/html/sp-black-crappie.html

Roberta, for some strange reason, your link included a "www." at the beginning of the URL. Could be a "feature" of this message board, but yes, that link does not work. This one does.

PanMan_VA
08-27-2004, 09:46 AM
There is no www in the url.

http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/kopec/tr9/html/sp-black-crappie.html

Looks like edhead got to the answer before I did.

Roberta
08-27-2004, 12:11 PM
When I typed it without the www, it didn't come up as a live link. It maybe a function of my old browser. Dunno.

At any rate, I thought the info on the website was very informative. - Roberta

crappiecanada
08-31-2004, 12:17 PM
Thanks for the berkley link, it has some great info and references...It's still tough to find good diagrams/pictures of YOY crappie, but I will keep looking.

I'm doing a study on possible predation by black crappie and bluegill on walleye in southern Ontario lakes, and I have a tonne of small sunfish/crappie samples that need to be seperated.

Thanks for all of your help and direction!

Roberta
08-31-2004, 12:48 PM
Have you tried Cornell and/or Guelph? - Roberta

Deacon
08-31-2004, 04:06 PM
Hi all,

I'm looking for a website with pictures/drawings (with key id features) of young-of-the-year black crappie. Anyone know a good site? I'm doing some research on Black crappie, and I need to identify some samples of late summer yoy fish.

I've searched some sites (including this one), but haven't had any luck so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I went into google.com / typed in diagram of young of the year crappie and clicked on Black Crappie (there are several) This one may have what you need.
http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/kopec/tr9/html/sp-black-crappie.html
If not go to google and type in what I did. You will get a multitude of choices.

Moose1am
09-01-2004, 03:00 AM
I finally got permission to get into the family photo album today. I saw two huge walleyes in some old pictures. I mean I was still in college when those pictures were taken. The fish were caught up in Ontario Canada when I was a in my second year of college. I can tell because I am wearing my AGR fraternaty shirt LOL. But they are of two huge walleyes. I mean big walleys. These two walleys go 10lbs and 10 1/4lbs. They are the largest walleys that I have ever seen in my life. So far that is.

Now those walleyes could easily eat some crappie or bluegills. You all know that walleyes have big teeth and not to stick your fingers inside their mouths. Same with Northern Pike. I found two pictures of some small Northern Pike that I caught at Patoka Lake in Southern IN when it first opened to the public.

BTW this is my dad holding the fish. I have a similar picture of me holding the same two fish and that is the picture of me wearing the old frat shirt. LOL




Thanks for the berkley link, it has some great info and references...It's still tough to find good diagrams/pictures of YOY crappie, but I will keep looking.

I'm doing a study on possible predation by black crappie and bluegill on walleye in southern Ontario lakes, and I have a tonne of small sunfish/crappie samples that need to be seperated.

Thanks for all of your help and direction!