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3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Sun 11, 2018 7:50 pm

Fished the channels from 12-5pm. Steady action thru out the day but from 1pm-3pm the crappie bite was ridiculous. Some nice gills were in the mix too. Gulp.
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Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Sun 11, 2018 8:18 pm

Really nice fish. I'm jealous.

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Sun 11, 2018 9:53 pm

Nice pics! some big pan fish there.

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Sun 11, 2018 10:14 pm

Nice size on all, way to go

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Sun 11, 2018 10:45 pm

Impressive crappies and gill!! :clap:

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Sun 11, 2018 11:30 pm

You are...Pan Master Luv. Way to get em’

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Mon 12, 2018 1:27 am

Love seeing big ole pannies! Nice!

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Mon 12, 2018 3:23 pm

Awesome

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Mon 12, 2018 3:45 pm

Nice ones! Thinking about getting my kayak up to the chain sometime this year but have no idea where to start, as I know there is a lot of boat traffic

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Mon 12, 2018 4:52 pm

SeanL wrote:Nice ones! Thinking about getting my kayak up to the chain sometime this year but have no idea where to start, as I know there is a lot of boat traffic


I only fish the chain from my sea eagle ice out till end of April. Boat traffic is a minimum. Summer I don't even bother. I party on the chain more than I fish in the summer. :D
Also fish taste better when the water is cold.

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Mon 12, 2018 5:05 pm

Great report. How is the sea eagle treating you? Do you have a motor for it?

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Mon 12, 2018 5:47 pm

DasGoby wrote:Great report. How is the sea eagle treating you? Do you have a motor for it?


Can't complain. It's everything what I'm looking for in a small portal boat that fits in my Maxima. It's takes about 5-7 minutes to blow up with the foot pump. It's very stable. Can stand with no problems. Fished it in 25-30 mph winds. It was little struggle but still able to maneuver pretty well. The material is tuff as nails. They claim it's indestructible. So far I've ran into submerged trees, dropped fish / flopping around in and around the boat and had a couple occasions where a bass spits a stick bait with nine hooks hitting the boat with no damage. Over all this boat is the bomb!

And yes I have a 55 minnkota. Since I am using a trolling motor I had to register it to the state. $140. Going to get the STS10 once I get my tax return.

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Mon 12, 2018 7:29 pm

Man are those ever some pretty fish. :thumbup:

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Mon 12, 2018 9:05 pm

Is that a Sea Eagle SE 330? How do you stand in it?

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Mon 12, 2018 10:07 pm

You're going to need to buy a bigger pan. Nice ones!

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Mon 12, 2018 10:10 pm

crankybass wrote:Is that a Sea Eagle SE 330? How do you stand in it?

It's a 285. There is a 4ft board

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Mon 12, 2018 11:17 pm

Thank you for the quick response!

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Tue 13, 2018 7:55 am

Very good size pannies. Thats some good ol fashion fun!

Re: 3/11 Hot Crappie Bite

Mar Wed 14, 2018 4:24 pm

Nice fish, and thanks for the info. Looking for a break in the weather to get out.
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