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West metro crappies
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Joined:
12/18/2012
From South Minneapolis
Posts: 1453
It's been a rough winter for me and have only gotten out a couple times locally. I decided to make a little further drive and went about 40 minutes in hopes of getting a little meal. Wednesday morning it was cold so once I found any sign of life I set up. Ended up catching 10 crappies in about 30 minutes then the sun came up (should have gotten out there earlier) and they shut off. Caught some small perch for a while before packing up. Kept 4 crappies for a nice little fish fry. Fish were in 24 fow and really liked the glow frostee which has become my go to crappie lure. Tipped with waxies and the bite was good for that short period of time. Was fishing on a steep break adjacent to a large flat. I'm assuming the crappies move up on the break morning and evening around sunrise and sunset then move back out to the flat during the day?

Lots of ice and the snow cover wasn't too bad was able to drive whereever I wanted. Good luck out there!

Posted on: 2/8 18:19:02
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Re: West metro crappies
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Oops forgot the pictures.

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Posted on: 2/8 18:38:06
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Re: West metro crappies
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From Annandale
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Good looking meal BB and nice fish!

Posted on: 2/8 19:30:21
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Re: West metro crappies
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cold water crappie......yum!

Posted on: 2/9 11:45:35
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Re: West metro crappies
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Made it back out to the same spot for the sunset bite last night. Bite window was short only about 30 minutes. The crappies would come through in schools and you would catch 2-3 then no action for 5 minutes or so. Ended up in the teens maybe around 15-16 or so. Kept 4 for the frying pan again. The size was bigger this time kept 10-11"ers. The big ones really liking the dead stick. Also liked a minnow head on the frostee spoon better than waxies.. Good thing I got the big size waxies...

Hopefully I'll get out again in about a week. Good luck out there.

Posted on: Yesterday 12:21:37
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Re: West metro crappies
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With nothing to compare for size, I'm going to assume those are actually 6 inch fish.

Posted on: Yesterday 13:24:56
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Re: West metro crappies
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Nice work BB! I ended up with 8 last night with a bonus thick 12"er on the deadstick. Caught around 20. Had to pick up some fry magic on the way home to get the job done!

Posted on: Yesterday 13:51:51
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