Fishing for crappie in Indiana

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by drcatfish14, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. drcatfish14

    drcatfish14 New Member

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    When is the best time to start fishing for crappie in Indiana?
     
  2. buckeater

    buckeater Member

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    im going to start soon as the ice gets off the lake
     

  3. bank bouncer

    bank bouncer New Member

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    I second that, sometimes don't even wait until the ice is all off to fish from bank.
     
  4. SkiMax

    SkiMax Well-Known Member

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    wait til the ice is off? I love fishing for them through the ice, man they taste good then too! But I start heavily once the water temps get to 45 or so and they start the prespawn
     
  5. Wooly

    Wooly New Member

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    Hey Doug, I checked a local lake and the ice is starting to disappear. Another week, maybe if the night temps would stay above freezing. Bluesclues talks about the Merom power plant in March you might check with him.

    Wooly
     
  6. basstracker 1

    basstracker 1 New Member

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    start fishing now man.them ol crappie are starvin bro,hit em hard!!!!!!!!im in southern indiana so the ice is finally gone.so glad kinda hard to get boat on ice.
     
  7. HoGhEaD

    HoGhEaD New Member

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    Go for it now,,late winter early spring rocks for Crappie fishing,,Best Crappie fishing I ever done was at Lake Berkley in Kentucky late March
     
  8. bluesclues

    bluesclues New Member

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    Hey doug went yesterday out at Sullivan lake and there wasnt a boat on the lake.......not a good sign. I threw everything at them but I didnt buy any minos. I will tell you this they are deep. Some of the coves where still iced over. I only caught a couple bluegills and 2 crappie not any size. Give it a week. Fish for life!!:0a22:
     
  9. basstracker 1

    basstracker 1 New Member

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    hey dr caught these over t[​IMG]he weekend in tennesee fig[​IMG]ured you like
     
  10. Fishinfreak

    Fishinfreak Member

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    I would say that is on Reelfoot lake.This time of year can be great down there.Nice table full of crappie.
     
  11. basstracker 1

    basstracker 1 New Member

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    yes sir it is,had a good time it sure got me primed up for spring time
     
  12. bluesclues

    bluesclues New Member

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    :0a23: Nice table full of crappie dan looks like fun. What where u catching them on?
     
  13. basstracker 1

    basstracker 1 New Member

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    good ol minnows.we were fishing in 6'to8' of water also.the water temp down there was 56 degrees.
     
  14. drcatfish14

    drcatfish14 New Member

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    It looks like there ready down in tenn. Thanks Dan! When are we going bluesclues?:big_smile_2:
     
  15. SkiMax

    SkiMax Well-Known Member

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    Went out today for a couple hours in Southern Indiana. Me and my dad caught 30 crappie and 16 of them were keepers. They were in about 3 feet of water soaking up that sun (it was over 70 here today). No great bigguns to report, all the keepers were in the 9-11 inch range, but were still good eating. The water temp was 46.5
     
  16. Hogdogtod

    Hogdogtod New Member

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    Someone told me the other day they should be hitting with these warm days we've had.
     
  17. basstracker 1

    basstracker 1 New Member

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    where you fishing at skimax?im heading out saturday supposed to be cold,but i gotta get that boat on the water
     
  18. Wooly

    Wooly New Member

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    Went out today on a small lake. Lake is known for slab gills but there are a few crappie around. I caught one 13 inch crappie, lost another, caught a couple small bass and then it was over!:angry: The wind really su..., ahhh it was bad! Definitely a one pole day but it was great to be on the water again.

    Wooly
     
  19. bluesclues

    bluesclues New Member

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    Here are hopefully if it works some pics. of the crappie we caught on 3-14-07. We fished Sullivan lake and had a blast. Only showing a few of what we caught. Just kept the bigger ones.:0a23:
     

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  20. clintonhawg1

    clintonhawg1 New Member

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    Did wheatfield catch most of these fish for you .