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Old 07-11-2018, 09:58 PM
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Default Priest Night Crappie

Went out the other night for some crappie under the lights. Had 22 keepers. A friend had 12. Numerous stripe, but was looking for the crappie. Fishing 20-30 feet of water, 12-16 foot down with minnows. 4 corners area. Went through a pound of minnows.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:45 AM
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Good catch, that used to be my favorite way to fish. Unfortunately I can’t stay up that late anymore. Last couple times I went they wouldn’t start biting till Midnight. That makes for a long night.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:58 AM
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I can honestly say I have never caught a crappie at night only stripe. Do you fish brush or just find that sweet spot?
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:58 AM
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Good trip. My grandfather loves fishing at night for Crappie. You fishing over trees or brush or just staging off drops?
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:11 PM
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Sounds like a great night!
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:15 PM
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usually set up near a drop off around brush.
we got off the water around 2:30. I was ready for bed. I'm usually in bed by 10.
look for bait and fish, no sense in setting up if there is not any activity.

#2 hook with 2 small split shot. The crappie wouldn't hit it like the stripe, you would usually just see the rod tip go up or line start going sideways.

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Old 07-14-2018, 11:47 AM
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Were the stripe any size or just the little yellow bellies?
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:56 PM
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I need to bust out the light and get into some crappies! my supply of filets is non existent. Not fishing for em this spring has left my freezer empty! lol
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:17 PM
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White bass, bigger than crappie, I would say - few 12-15”. Most small.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:18 AM
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I need to bust out the light and get into some crappies! my supply of filets is non existent. Not fishing for em this spring has left my freezer empty! lol



This goes for me too. I have a hard time staying up that late nowadays.
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