Crappie fishing

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Fshrmn4life
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Crappie fishing

Post by Fshrmn4life » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:44 am

Anybody been out on the bay or in any of the cuts yet? Planning on giving it a try this weekend

jstuebing
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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by jstuebing » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:52 pm

Way too early for them to be in the cuts yet from my experience.

huntnmachine
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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by huntnmachine » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:00 pm

Agree 100% , we need 50+ DEG F water temp before the slabs start to get the feed bag on.......

Fshrmn4life
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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by Fshrmn4life » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:32 pm

Early for the big show maybe but last season we were getting good numbers in the cuts and in thee bay during last ice and for a month after long before everyone else started fishing

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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by Aroc11 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:53 pm

Fshrmn4life wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:32 pm
Early for the big show maybe but last season we were getting good numbers in the cuts and in thee bay during last ice and for a month after long before everyone else started fishing
I agree with this. They don't bite the same way as later, but if you can get on safe ice or find open water (whichever it is this time of year lol) then you can definitely get into some early fish. It's just not always a 1 after the other kind of deal.

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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by huntnmachine » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:19 pm

When the water temp is right and the slabs are putting on the feed bag the fishing can be biblical. Other than ice fishing it is my favorite time of year to fish

jstuebing
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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by jstuebing » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:25 pm

Well I will grant you that they can be found probably this early - wasn't sure if he was local or not etc.

Was thinking of taking the tinny out next weekend of the winds are low to hunt for them.

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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by Fshrmn4life » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:59 pm

jstuebing wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Well I will grant you that they can be found probably this early - wasn't sure if he was local or not etc.

Was thinking of taking the tinny out next weekend of the winds are low to hunt for them.
They can definitely be found this early there's no questioning that and can also be caught in good numbers. They're not as easy to catch mind you just have to be finessed a little more but it's definitely possible to catch them. As for being local I live under 10 minutes from the bay lol.

If I'm not fishing the Detroit River this weekend you can look for me in a black lund on the bay or in or around the cuts.

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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by jstuebing » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:29 pm

I decided to troll/jig the thames for walleye Saturday - had a nice strike and something on but it got off :(

Any luck on the bay? I took a ride out Sunday and it was a mess from the wind obv.

Easter is going to ruin my chance to get out this weekend lol probably be out the weekend after hopefully by then water temps are up a bit more but weather isnt cooperating much lol

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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by Aroc11 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:44 pm

Took a drive out Saturday morning. The water color in some of the cuts looked better, but still floating ice in some places so very cold. However, ran into a buddy and had about a dozen good sized perch he said came from the bay. Didn't tell me where though lol.

huntnmachine
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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by huntnmachine » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:13 pm

With the long range forecast looking cold I suspect the panfish bonanza is going to be delayed, all of you seasoned fisherman will probably disagree and find the fish though ;)

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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by Fshrmn4life » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:25 pm

jstuebing wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:29 pm
I decided to troll/jig the thames for walleye Saturday - had a nice strike and something on but it got off :(

Any luck on the bay? I took a ride out Sunday and it was a mess from the wind obv.

Easter is going to ruin my chance to get out this weekend lol probably be out the weekend after hopefully by then water temps are up a bit more but weather isnt cooperating much lol
Nothing for me damn work got in the way of my plans lol. Took a ride to Shrewsbury Saturday after work and found the same results as Aroc11. Some of the cuts definitely looked fishable but the bay looked like mud from what I could see and I'm sure with the wind over the weekend it only got worse.

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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by jstuebing » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:25 pm

yes at this point it's hurry up and wait :(

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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by Black cloud » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:19 am

Tried a few places yesterday just for fun. Cold temps have everything shutdown. Dont bother unless your just lookin for fresh air...

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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by Aroc11 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:01 pm

Had a feeling it would be like that this weekend. Won't be long now though, good weather on the horizon!

jstuebing
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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by jstuebing » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:59 pm

LOL man......mother nature hates us this year! lol

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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by Aroc11 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:11 pm

Day 76.... Ontario still thinks I'm January :lol:
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huntnmachine
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Re: Crappie fishing

Post by huntnmachine » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:55 pm

What a crazy winter/spring.
The ice thickness was so extreme I figured we would be ice fishing well into late March, but ice went faster than years with minimal ice...............go figure
Then winter decided to show its presents again just to give us pan fisher folks the middle finger. Cabin fever has set in big time for me.

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