When does crappie start

Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by spcmitchell28, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. spcmitchell28

    spcmitchell28 New Member

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    Question above? just cant remember
     
  2. 45CATFISH

    45CATFISH New Member

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    HENDERSON,LOUISIANA
    DON'T KNOW ABOUT MISSOURI.BUT IN SOUTH LOUISIANA THEY ARE TURNING ON NOW.
     

  3. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Her in Kentucky you can catch them right now too, during summer time I like looking for places that has trees in the water and fish around them alot of time you can find croppie around them
     
  4. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    been biting in ohio all winter long. all the rain is slowing my fishing for them now! rollo
     
  5. nuts1968

    nuts1968 New Member

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    Here is Texas they have been biting pretty good for the past 3 weeks. Have been cathing in water between 15 and 25 feet. Most productive around 20 feet. Weather is starting to warm so soon they will be up shallow.
     
  6. wayne1967

    wayne1967 New Member

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    In missouri I always think, Spring turkey season, crappie biting and morels are popping up.:wink:
     
  7. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    As a rule of thumb, when the redbud trees in your area blooms, the crappie are beginning to move in to spawn. Generally the larger fish spawn first.
     
  8. micus

    micus New Member

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    When you can't take the cabin fever any more! :wink:
     
  9. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    hooterville indiana
    they never stop here, iceum all winter.
     
  10. Angler2007

    Angler2007 New Member

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    These last couple of years I have actually caught more crappie in the winter than I have in the spring. This year was an exception, my boat hasn't seen the water since the first part of Oct. After I got done deer hunting the weather turned nasty and I'm just now getting around to going. I caught some in a farm pond right after ice out. Used a jig about a foot deep under a bobber and reeled it in just as slow as possible. This has worked for me many times. If the weather warms back up I'm going to try and go on Tues.
     
  11. Slick Skin

    Slick Skin New Member

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    Charleston ILL.
    So far I'v caught around 100 crappie in 5 trip's.I was fishing the river till we got all this rain..all 10 inch's or over.
     
  12. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    Went out last week and caught 23 here in Indiana.
    Bill
     
  13. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Independence, M
    We are catching them pretty hot and heavy right now.

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  14. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Warsaw, Mo.
    I think what your talking about is the old saying: If the dogwoods are blooming the crappie are biting. Normally all thru April.:wink: