Those do look good. We have a lot of ice here on the local lakes and I've seen some ice fishing going on in the last week or 2.
First mess of crappie for the year
Posted January 28, 2015 - 07:30 AM
Posted January 28, 2015 - 08:40 AM
Love fresh fish but our crappie don't start till just before memorial Day. Use to fish a lot of Bass tournaments and never did ice fish. How can you fish through a 6" hole on a 1000 A lake and make payments on a $20K bass boat parked in the garage ? ?
Posted January 28, 2015 - 08:50 AM
The ice is too iffy around here for me to get on it. We usually get a late January/ early February thaw. The crappie bite starts as soon as the ice comes off. I have gone out on the lake that was crusted over if the weather warms up but the lake still has a little ice on it, vertical fishing between the icebergs. I have had good luck bass fishing during this time too, but I usually go after the crappie for better action.
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Posted February 13, 2015 - 02:18 PM
Just a little update: went out the next day in the boat. windy as hell. it had everything stirred up and the water was real muddy. I fished for about an hour and never got a hit. I spent most of the time trying to keep the boat where I wanted it.
Then it got cold and the lake crusted over for 2 weeks. I finally got a chance to fish last sunday. A few friends came out and fished off of the dock while I had the boat anchored in about 13 feet of water. we fished for 2 hours. I caught 23, they caught 8 between the 3 of them (1 guy got skunked). We ate 1/2 of them for dinner Monday night. My wife got tired of frying them. I have been cruising the 'net for a different way to cook them. I found some posts about grilled crappie tacos made on a George Foreman grill that I will try. It sounds good and they say they cook quick on the GFG.
Posted September 07, 2015 - 09:22 PM
- KennyP and tater195 have said thanks
Posted September 17, 2015 - 03:42 PM
I will have to try that next time. I bagged a limit of nice ones the other day and tried a new beer batter recipe. They didnt turn out as good as I would have hoped, needed more/ different spices, kinda bland.