Inches or pounds

Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by cook, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. cook

    cook New Member

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    Just got thru reading the "Biggest Crappie" thread.....all 10 pages!!:lol:

    Noticed something interesting.About half the people listed their biggest by inches,the other half by weight.I'm sure in the catfish section,all answers would be in weight.

    I've caught some 17 inchers,no 18 yet.Didn't weigh them,but sure they were not even close to 4#,kinda skinny ones.

    It doesn't mean doodlysquat,just found it curious.
     
  2. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I myself go by inches,Just because it's easier to carry a tape~measure than a huge scale to the river with me! anyways we don't have those HUGE flatties up our way (PA) anyway! LOL
    :cool2:
     

  3. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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  4. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Cook, good question.

    The regulations for the State of Oklahoma go by inches, however, records are in lbs.

    Personally, with crappie I go by inches unless it's a real biggun. Same for sandbass. For cats I go by lbs.

    go figure?
     
  5. center12

    center12 New Member

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    Inches here, just need to know if it's going to fit in the skillet:lol:

    Honestly, unless I catch some monsterous freak(those so big they don't look like crappie) I don't care.

    Did I mention my skillet:wink:
     
  6. cook

    cook New Member

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    Thanks,guys.
    Was not really a question,more of an observation.
    Still catching the crap outta the crappie in the shallows!!
     
  7. center12

    center12 New Member

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    Went camping on Clinton(KS) this weekend, didn't get to fish but did a lot of talking and no one seems to be doing much good on the crappie.

    You fishng the spawning area's??
     
  8. SkiMax

    SkiMax New Member

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    We are fishing structure in water 5 feet or less. But i am fishing backwaters of the Ohio. I think they move up in the creeks sooner here than in lakes to get outa the current. I don't know about lakes. I'm sure somebody does though
     
  9. cook

    cook New Member

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    I didn't make the connection,but yes,it is a springtime spawning area.Rip rap area near the old river channel,a little wood cover thrown in.I think the main factor is cooler weather and an abundance of shad fry.
     
  10. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Same way here in Arkansas:confused2:
     
  11. Larry Collier

    Larry Collier New Member

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    I only measure my crappie by the after the fillets are in baggies! Of course I abide by the Oklahoma inches law which is 10" even if I have to step on one or two to make length! LOL

    Best to Ya

    Larry
     
  12. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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  13. kenkinser

    kenkinser New Member

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    I go by inches on crappie but lbs. on cats and bass when they are big enough 5lb bass sounds better than 22 in bass
     
  14. kickersdad

    kickersdad New Member

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    Inches for Crappie, Pounds for Catfish:big_smile:
     
  15. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    i dont own a scale so I always measure them.