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Went to our usual spot at Mosquito and did pretty well; kept 16 perch, 9 crappie, 1 bass, and 1 bluegill. Biggest average size on the crappie I've ever seen and on the perch outside of Lake Erie. My dad got 3 FO crappie and a FO perch including the biggest crappie (14 3/4") I've ever seen and the biggest perch I've ever seen outside of Lake Erie (13 1/4"), plus the bass and a couple of cats.
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I was there yesterday, too, Chanc. You guys did much better than us.
We scratch out 8 keeper crappies and plenty of throw-backers. I obviously need to find better spots. 🤙
Is there a length limit on the crappies at Mosquito?
 

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I fished the northwest side of the causeway wed. from 8 to 11am caught two 11" crappie and at least 15 small perch.
That is not so great. South side was really blown out. My question is for all who fish there. Amy suggestions on how to keep the little perch from swallowing the hook so fast. Do you have that problem with the "bobby garland baits" ?
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I fished the northwest side of the causeway wed. from 8 to 11am caught two 11" crappie and at least 15 small perch.
That is not so great. South side was really blown out. My question is for all who fish there. Amy suggestions on how to keep the little perch from swallowing the hook so fast. Do you have that problem with the "bobby garland baits" ?
EB
If you’re using live bait, you’re going to have that problem consistently. Try using small plastics tipped. Shorten up a baby shad or try their itty bits. Set the hook with first movement of the bobber or pole tip. They don’t have hands so it’s got to be in their mouth.
 

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Thanks for the replies. using minnows under a bobber. did go to a larger hook (didn't help). had better luck hooking through the back instead or the lips. hard to see the little movement with a little wind bouncing things. going again fri. morning, will try artificials and keep things moving. just saw another mosq. post showing how many smalls they were into.
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