Busting brush for Crappie

Discussion in 'Northeast Ohio Fishing Reports' started by westbranchbob, May 14, 2018.

  1. Got the kiddo out after work today for a last minute Crappie run...had to work through the" monsters" to find some keepers..and even survived a run in with a small muskie..maybe 25 inches or so...all fish caught on a jig and minnow 9 inches or so under a float...had to practically drag her out to go eat dinner.
     

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  2. twistedcatfish1971

    twistedcatfish1971 Fish fire food friends family

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    Nice! Keep at em...so Mr. Muskie showed up after 3 trips? You know it wouldn't be long till it happened...lol. they are everywhere.

    Good times tight lines.

    Don.
     

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  4. snag

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    I got out to the Branch this afternoon for some wading in the willows for crappie, didn’t do to bad , ended up with nine keepers and a bunch of small ones and a half doz small bass. The sizes have gone down from years past. But it was still a good time wading the wood. ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1526522651.416278.jpg
     
  5. Doboy

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    lol,,, NICE,,,, that first pic is suitable for FRAMING!

    They still got eggs?
    You think that the 'dinks' were male?

    We 3 worked one of our old BEST cove spots at Skeeter the other day, & never found a speck,,,, only warmouths & BASS!.
    The owner of the baitshop said, "They're Done & GONE".???? I don't know about that.
    If so, Hopefully, there will be a second wave,,,,, like years past.
     
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  6. I,ve been the causeway bait shop three times since it was sold have not met the new owner yet.
     
  7. snag

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    Doboy , the fish I cleaned still had eggs and they weren’t real ripe yet. Not quite ready.
     
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  8. Ya they aren't done yet...just gotta get shallow.. majority of the fish we caught were in the thickest stuff in less than 2 foot of water...no joke my daughter would push her rod back into brush..drop her jig ...and wrestle a fish out.
     
  9. cleaned crappies today from skeeter and had tight eggs yet,,,,,
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  10. My brother and I were on skeeter Tuesday.got 15 hood ones missed a few others. Jigs with tubes and tails under a bobber drifting. Not much shallow. Did best 9-11 ft fishing 8 ft down. Kid at the ramp said one guy had 40 st North point using minnows.
     
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  11. twistedcatfish1971

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    5/17/18 the branch...fished from 7:30 to 9:15. Got 22 crappie and some gills. All on minnows. No real size but did keep a snack. Bobber/minnow less than a foot down close to structure.

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    THANKS guys,,, good info here.
    'The gang' is heading up to Bula camp this weekend,,,, see if we can get more cats,,,, & maybe find/ search around for eyes.
    OR,,, I'D BE AT MOSQUITO!
     
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