Crappie

Discussion in 'LOCAL IOWA TALK' started by jailcop2, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    Hey all where will the crappie hot spots be in S/W Iowa this spring ?
     
  2. oldstylelight

    oldstylelight New Member

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    is this crappie1.com? J/K. dont know, or i would tell ya. would love to hit rathbun at the right time and see what that is all about though. but will probably be out chasin cats.
     

  3. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    I've a friend whose brother had a cabin on Rathbun. Every Memorial day weekend they would literally fill the boat with crappie.
    I'd like to give it a try some year too.
     
  4. catsrking

    catsrking New Member

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    Not sure in SW Iowa, but as some stated Rathbun is awfully hard to beat for Crappie action. Also, if you hit it right, the Whitebreast area and below the dam @ Redrock can be very productive.
     
  5. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    Brian you know that spring-time means catfish for all us catfisherman right? Maybe you should ask the BOCr (Brotherhood of Crappiefisherman) next time. lol ok, that was a joke...On a more serious note I hear theres some decent spots around lake ahquabi and hooper here in the Indianola area. I've only caught huge bream though. Good luck!
     
  6. MO RIVER MAN

    MO RIVER MAN New Member

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    Every year I catch boatloads at DeSoto Bend
     
  7. Don1

    Don1 New Member

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    LakeRathbun is a great spot for crappie, and catfish.It,s more south central iowa as you may allready know. I like to use the crappie egg sacs for catching cats around spring time.Let them dry in the sun a couple of hours and place them on a small treble hook.
    Good Luck