Delavan Crappies 04/01/17

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Delavan Crappies 04/01/17

Postby ohoffm » Apr Mon 03, 2017 8:46 pm

With game fish being closed (there is always someone out there I need to remind) I was on the hunt for crappies.
I have been off to a rough start this year with only having one outing (1 hour skunk) so far.
Did not break any state records but was nice to get a tug on the line and my first fish of the year.
The word is that panfish are easy to catch but this always seems to be a tough time of year for me.
My brother only caught one on the day but it is the all time brag boarder thus far (lucky sombrero)
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picture does not do it justice but it was 12.5" and 1 lb 3 oz

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I also caught a 12 incher and a few other decent ones

Everything caught on plastics
The easiest way is rarely the best way
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Re: Delavan Crappies 04/01/17

Postby Skifish1 » Apr Mon 03, 2017 9:23 pm

Now there you go..on the board! Nice craps
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Re: Delavan Crappies 04/01/17

Postby coyote » Apr Mon 03, 2017 10:53 pm

Billie the Panfish Masta. Great to see.
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Re: Delavan Crappies 04/01/17

Postby Aux Pleins » Apr Tue 04, 2017 4:21 am

Looks like you didn't have to travel that far from the launch to find em 8)
Nature and shit.
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Re: Delavan Crappies 04/01/17

Postby Rambler » Apr Tue 04, 2017 7:14 am

Nice hat! Your brother is clearly a man of distinction & style.
Keep calm and fish on...

There's a fine line between fishing and just sitting there looking stupid
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Re: Delavan Crappies 04/01/17

Postby ffishman » Apr Tue 04, 2017 10:44 am

Nice!!! Looks like you could have saved the launch fee and fished off the dock.
24 cans in a case, 24 hours in a day, you do the math
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Re: Delavan Crappies 04/01/17

Postby RonG » Apr Tue 04, 2017 6:55 pm

Nice crappies! Nice hat!

I have not donned my fishing sombrero since last April.

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Re: Delavan Crappies 04/01/17

Postby FishinMatt » Apr Tue 04, 2017 10:53 pm

That is life right there having a boat slipped on the water.
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Re: Delavan Crappies 04/01/17

Postby Rambler » Apr Wed 05, 2017 8:57 am

RonG wrote:I have not donned my fishing sombrero since last April.

I'd lose that hat if I were you.
Keep calm and fish on...

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Re: Delavan Crappies 04/01/17

Postby tacklebox » Apr Wed 05, 2017 3:27 pm

RonG wrote:I have not donned my fishing sombrero since last April.
On you, That looks good! 8)
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Re: Delavan Crappies 04/01/17

Postby RonG » Apr Wed 05, 2017 3:34 pm

tacklebox wrote:
RonG wrote:I have not donned my fishing sombrero since last April.
On you, That looks good! 8)


That photo's at the Mudpipe. You need to get down there, man. Right now, and October when we were there are the best times to get the big crappies. Unlike the other months of the year when you only get dinks, now you can get one big one for every 50-100 dinks.

That big one I posted two days ago was a 1 out of 11 fish that outing.
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Re: Delavan Crappies 04/01/17

Postby UFCreel » May Fri 12, 2017 8:26 am

They been a biting over by there.
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