Out at clinton yesterday.. I caught a 13 inch crappie

Discussion in 'KANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Rajun_Cajun, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Rajun_Cajun

    Rajun_Cajun New Member

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    so my dad and i were out at clinton yesterday and we were fishing just kinda trolling the docks and all of a sudden i got a fish. it seems the crappie are biting on tube jigs(blue body, white tail)
     
  2. KC Jayhawk 78

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    Is that the only one you caught? What depth?
     

  3. barbel

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    lol I swear you are gonna get cancer of the throat by telling people about that Crappie. Congrats (again) though :D
     
  4. timpndr20

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    My 18 year old son and I were fishing around the 19mm of LOZ on the afternoon of Feb 19,we each caught our limit easily.We had 2 fish just short of 15 inches,2 13and1/2 inchers and the rest were between 10 and 12 inches.Sounds like they are hitting about the same colors,most of our's came off a blue/sparkle with a clear/sparkle tail tube jig.:)
     
  5. 600lbs

    600lbs New Member

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    i hate jigin i suck at it will anything els work?
     
  6. barbel

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    666lbs, youre in luck, because just this last month, InFisherman printed and article about using crankbaits for crappies. At least if its warm, you can use a crankbait to get their attention. Another thing that I like to do is to do a drop-shot rig with whatever your favorite bait is, and then just drag that along the bottom too. And the classic bobber-with-minnow combo never fails ;)

    :0a26:
     
  7. Rajun_Cajun

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    hey cathunter... the depth i was at was 16ft. and 666lbs you can use minnows on a hook(just hook them through the back but under the spine) and you can use alot of small plastics. also there is swedish pimples and kastmasters you can use that work great
     
  8. Rajun_Cajun

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    also cathunter. me and my dad combined yesterday caught around 36 i belive. about 2 buckets full.
     
  9. KC Jayhawk 78

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    What part of Clinton did you tear'um up at?
     
  10. Catchinbiguns

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    Might have to go out their and tear those bad boys up.
     
  11. Rajun_Cajun

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    cathunter we were at the marina(th only marina) so its not hard to find.
     
  12. center12

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    Wow, the crappie are moving into the Marina cove already!!! I guess this warm winter has them moving for the coves early. Guess I'll go find out today. Did you all mark any shad in the cove, that place loads up during the crappie pre-spawn.

    Off to hook up the boat:)
     
  13. Rajun_Cajun

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    hahah.. hey a center12.. lawl there kinda there all year round lol. but they are more active. that is for sure.
     
  14. center12

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    Caught a whopping 5 crappie, 1 was 12" and the others were short. Did catch about 25 12-14" shad, the south bank in the back of the cove is loaded!!

    Will chase whisker kitties tomorrow, if the wind don't get carried away.
     
  15. bigflathunter

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    All this talk about the fishing picking up at Clinton is making it pretty hard to not head out there. I'm still working on getting that boat finished up, but man I'm aching to get out, especially with this weather. High of 69 today, s'posed to be 74 tomorrow, GEEZ.
     
  16. barbel

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    Haha, youre not alone on that one, flathunter. I am going nuts with cabin fever, but I may be able to sneak out sometime this week and fish for at least a bullhead or two. Hopefully I will catch a channel cat though, even though I love those bullies :) Great little bait fish, I hear.
     
  17. Rajun_Cajun

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    hahah bait fish:cursing: ... who you talkin bout willis. hahah there my fav. haha
     
  18. barbel

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    Yeah, but the little bitty ones (less than 7 inches or so) are supposed to make great flathead bait since they stay alive longer than like, anything else. Never the bigger ones. CPR all bullheads over 1 pound lol :rolleyes:
     
  19. center12

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    The sun is shining, the wind is down and the boats gas tank is full...........time to see if the Clinton kitties are up for a shad feast!!

    I know this is mean but I do start my 7 straight days on thursday:sad:. Got to get out while I can;) Promise no fishing talk tomorrow, going goose hunting:eek:
     
  20. Rajun_Cajun

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