Yesterdays catch, todays batch..

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    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member

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    Man it was good. Beer batter Crappie made with crushed Funyuns.

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    nungesser crash into your windshield of love

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    Fun that's a big batch of fish, I'm itching to get fishing but still to cold here to be standing on the rocks
     
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    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member

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    I was kayak fishing and I caught 27 in a hour and a half. I would have stayed out on the water but wind and kayaks don't play nice together..:D
     
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    nungesser crash into your windshield of love

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    brilliant! sounds like one of those epic fishing days
     
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    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member

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    Crappie are the finest. My favorite meal.
     
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    Wow, you caught 27 kayaks.
    Anyways, looks yummy.
    I was tempted to buy a kayak for fishing, I did do 8 years of whitewater kayaking in my youth, but I don’t fish enough for that.
    Never heard of funyuns, had to look them up, interesting batter
     
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    I've used Sour Cream and Onion potato chips also and that's pretty good.
     
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    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    Nice catch! I don't think I've ever caught a Crappie as I do mostly salt water fishing. There's a large lake behind the house I moved into last year which I'm told has Crappie along with largemouth bass and pickerel so I'm hoping to get out there soon (our town has Kayak rentals). Those bites look pretty good.
     
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    I love Crappie, and it's one of the few fish that I keep, everything else for me is pretty much catch and release as far as fresh water fishing goes. But a strange thing, I have met more than a few people from the North Eastern states who view them as "trash fish" and won't touch them, but will gladly slurp down carp and Gar.

    Go figure.
     
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    Crappie is my favorite fish to fry by far. My old man has been doin' very well crappie fishin' at Richland-Chambers this year.
     
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    Heck ya! Good stuff
     
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    Pink sauce...:p
     
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    Crappie fishing is a ton of fun but when they don't feed, they are extremely hard to catch.
    When they are feeding, it's usually every cast.
     
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    It's the only fish I will eat. A lot of people around here love catfish but I don't like them at all.
     
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    Around they crappies are definitely not a top fish , nice fishes are trout and walleye.
    But I would definitely eat crappies If I could fish them in clean water
     
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    I like walleye. I used to catch a ton of trout in CO. Used a barbless hook most times. Occasionally I'd keep a couple to take back to my campsite for dinner, but they are just a bit too"fishy" tasting for my personal liking.

    After years of hearing how good Walleye are, I only fairly recently got to try some. Really very good eating. Strange thing is I had actually caught one once. I was fishing in a small lake in N. Ohio. It held a lot of bass, and when I first saw it coming up, I thought it was a bass. When I pulled it up to unhook and release it, I didn't know what in the heck I had. My fishing buddy just laughed and asked if that's the first Walleye I ever caught. First and last.
     
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    Are you using live bait or lures?

    I'm guessing pizza dough balls I used to fish lakes with as a kid won't do much. :p
     
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    Glad to see you out and the bite is on! I used to catfish alot in the cove by the lodge. I never ate them, gave my catch to my partner.

    Yeah, the wind going through there can be rough. On a kayak... no thanks!! :D

    Looks very tasty! Been craving some good fish. Last I had any crappie was in the 90s believe it or not. The crappie up north are huge!! I caught a lot in the Spirit Lake area. They are just fantastic eating.

    As a kid, it was eating Yellow Perch for me. I could be credited for keeping the perch populations down at Magic and Cascade just by myself as a kid. :D
     
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