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PL 8-31 Crappie

Discussion in 'Northeast Ohio Fishing Reports' started by TxTransplant, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. TxTransplant

    TxTransplant Fishin Fool!

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    Went out with Diesel Boy last night. Got on the lake about 9:00 pm and fished till 1AM. We didn't get a lot of them but everyone we caught was 12"+!
    probably caught a total of 15 and kept 6 for the frying pan. Won't be long before they are in full hit mode! All fish were caught in 19 ft of water over structure. We were using slip bobbers set at 10 ft with green Mr. Twisters tipped with a minnow. Man its a blast getting those slabs!!

    Gene
     
  2. Nice job Gene. Save some for me out there!
     

  3. TxTransplant

    TxTransplant Fishin Fool!

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    What a difference 1 day makes. Looked all over the lake and could not get them to hit. Caught 2 crappie one 10 1/2 and one 11 1/2". Fished from 5:00 untill 11:00. Man I am BEAT! 2 nights fishing and working days is tough on this old man! Well there's always tomorrow night! Bought a 300,000 candle power green submersible light today. Man that thing lights up the water and brings in the bait fish! Gotta get to bed!

    Gene
     
  4. Wannabitawerm

    Wannabitawerm Flatulent Entreprenuer

    Hey Tx, not to preach, but, I think crappie lights are a no-no. Not sure, but you may want to check to be on the safe side!
     
  5. johnboy111711

    johnboy111711 SOLID MEAT

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    just curious as to what you mean, a no-no as in they are illegal or because they scare fish or something to that extent?
     
  6. TxTransplant

    TxTransplant Fishin Fool!

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    Dunno Wannabit......I read the regs and can see nothing about using a light for Crappie fishing. Bought the light at Kames and they said nothing. I have used Lights in Tx. and here years ago.......something change I don't know about?????

    Gene
     
  7. Wannabitawerm

    Wannabitawerm Flatulent Entreprenuer

    If you bought it here, it must not be illegal. They don't sell trot lines here for that specific reason.

    Johnboy, to answer your question, illegal as in they give the angler an unfair advantage. They attract plankton, which attracts minnows, and hence, more crappie. Why we would need to worry about that with crappie is beyond me. You can never catch too many crappie.
     
  8. Wannabitaworm,

    You are also incorrect on the trot line rules. It is legal in many waters in Ohio. Certain waters have restrictions but a lot of folks still do it. I am not a trotter and never was. It is just not my cup of tea. But I just thought I would mention that to you so you don't read someone the riot act on the lake...unless you are right of course.:D

    Here is the verbage from teh fishing regulations. I hope this helps.

    Setlines, Banklines, Trotlines, and Floatlines

    Regulations Governing the Use of Setlines, Banklines, Trotlines, and Floatlines in the Inland Fishing District Setlines or Banklines - Setlines or Banklines may be used to catch turtles and fish. The name and address of the user must be attached to each line. The maximum is 50 lines, each having a single hook. Treble hooks may not be used. The lines must be attached to the shore above water, but not to a boat, dam, dock, pier, pole, rod, or wall. No more than six set or banklines may be used in public waters of the state of Ohio less than 700 surface acres. All lines must be checked once every 24 hours. All lines must be removed after completion of use.

    Trotlines - Trotlines must be marked with the name and address of the user. Trotlines must be anchored. Wire or cable may not be used. Not more than three trotlines are permitted in any one body of water in the Inland Fishing District. Not more than 50 hooks per trotline are permitted in any tributary of Lake Erie. Trotlines may not be used within 1,000 feet downstream of any dam. Trotlines may be used only in (1) streams; (2) Mosquito Lake north of the causeway and south of a line of buoys designating the wildlife refuge; (3) Charles Mill Lake north of St. Rt. 430; (4) Clendening Lake east of St. Rt. 799; (5) Seneca Lake south of St. Rt. 147; (6) Tappan Lake above the gas line causeway and St. Rt. 646; (7) Atwood Lake north and east of St. Rt. 542 north at Dellroy; (8) Piedmont Lake in sections 11 and 12 of Kirkwood Township; (9) Wills Creek Lake except in the area directly in front of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District boat landing; (10) that part of Berlin Lake lying south and west of St. Rt. 225; (11) the inland part of Sandusky Bay commonly called Mud Creek Bay; and (12) the area of Grand Lake St. Marys bounded on the west by Prairie Creek, on the east by Big Chickasaw Creek, and on the north by a line of buoys extending east to west between Big Chickasaw and Prairie creeks. Trotlines may not be set in channels or across the mouths of channels or streams in Grand Lake St. Marys. A special trotline license is required in the Lake Erie Fishing District. This license may be obtained at the Sandusky Fisheries Research Unit, 305 East Shoreline Drive, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 (Phone # 419-625-8062). All trotlines must be checked once every 24 hours.

    Floatlines - Floatline or jug fishing is permitted in (1) all streams; (2) Sandusky Bay west of the New York Central Railroad bridge; (3) Berlin Lake south and west of St. Rt. 225; (4) Mosquito Lake north of the causeway and south of a line of buoys designating the waterfowl refuge; (5) Charles Mill Lake north of St. Rt. 430; (6) Clendening Lake east of St. Rt. 799; (7) Seneca Lake south of St. Rt. 147; (8) Tappan Lake above the gas line causeway and St. Rt. 646; (9) Atwood Lake north and east of St. Rt. 542 north at Dellroy; (10) Piedmont Lake in Sections 11 and 12 of Kirkwood Township; (11) Wills Creek Lake except in the area directly in front of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District boat landing; and (12) ALL PUBLIC WATERS EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY THE OWNER IN AUTHORITY. It is unlawful to set, use, or maintain more than six floatlines in all public waters of the state of Ohio less than 700 surface acres. Floats must be of nonshatterable material and bear the name and address of the user. Floats must be freely adrift and be attended by the user at all times. Treble hooks are unlawful.
     
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  9. johnboy111711

    johnboy111711 SOLID MEAT

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    I have never heard the rule about the lights. I have seen many people use them and I usually read the regs. ever year.
     
  10. As far as I know the lights are legal. Hopefully someone else can chime in to confirm that one.