Crappie

Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by 18lbflathead, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. 18lbflathead

    18lbflathead New Member

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    :0a23: Do crappie bite in the late or early winter and fall?:confused2: Thank you for your post!
     
  2. catboy210

    catboy210 New Member

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    texas
    early is best for me
     

  3. Bait Eater

    Bait Eater New Member

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    southwest missouri
    The fall and winter is some of the best crappie fishing of the year. My dad always said you catch more fish in the spring but bigger fish in the fall, and I think that is true. It has been great starting about the first of Oct and will be till the lake iced in.
     
  4. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Napoleon, Mo.
    Catch em all winter. Last year was real good with the mild winter we had. Usually catch more of the larger ones in the winter.
     
  5. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Monticello,IN
    During the spring (spawn) I get more fish but not as big as I am getting now. I have not caught alot this fall but the size is there. I am fishing one foot off bottom around brush and stumps. Red and white jig with nibbles enjected it to the jig.
    Bill
     
  6. TX Catman

    TX Catman New Member

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    Texas
    I have the best luck in the winter. (luck meaning pure skill.)
     
  7. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    Steubenvil
    I have caught some really good Crappies right after the thaw.
     
  8. CountryCarp14

    CountryCarp14 New Member

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    north carolina
    Winter is the best time because crappie are movin a lot in the summer it just dont work:0a17:
     
  9. CountryCarp14

    CountryCarp14 New Member

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    north carolina
    Hey man i hope this helps you out
    :tounge_out:
     
  10. Okie Jim

    Okie Jim New Member

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    Oklahoma
    Here in NW Oklahma we have been catching them for the last 3 months. Right now were are fishing thru the ice around brush piles in the local lake and I have put close to 250 of them in the freezer so far. Winter is a great time to fish to fish for them.
     
  11. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Ok, where at, I want some!!!
     
  12. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    Rising Sun, IN
    I went to a local lake yesterday (a bigger one at 10,000 acres) and caught quite a few. I was fishing ice jigs tipped with little minnows. I tried wax worms too but mainly got gills, the crappie were enjoying the minnows. the air outside is cold at around 15 and i'm not sure about the water but they are still biting! didn't catch any monsters but it was just nice to get out and temporily fix that fishing itch and get rid of the cabin fever.

    I was fishing off a dock where the creek channel cuts real close to the bank. it goes from 8 feet to 22 and they are stacked along it and along the bottom.
     
  13. carpet1

    carpet1 New Member

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    Ash Flat,Arkansas
    They will school up tight this time of year in about 40 to 60 feet around brush