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Crappies
« on: April 24, 2015, 10:58:25 AM »
Anyone been doing good with Crappies yet?  It's been slow for me so far.  Very similar to last year.  I was wondering if the late ice has something to do with it.

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Crappies
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Re: Crappies
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2015, 11:12:01 AM »
it's the temps. The water is still pretty cold just yet and with the colder night temps, it keeps the water temps fluctuating, a lot. That will put the crappies down.

here's a nice little article on water temps and crappies.

http://www.crappie.com/bruce/article4.htm

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Re: Crappies
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2015, 11:31:08 AM »
it's the temps. The water is still pretty cold just yet and with the colder night temps, it keeps the water temps fluctuating, a lot. That will put the crappies down.

here's a nice little article on water temps and crappies.

http://www.crappie.com/bruce/article4.htm
One thing I don't get, when the lakes are frozen the water temp
is warmer at the bottom and the crappies bite but when the ice melts and there's a
2 or 3 degree difference in water temp it shuts them down

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Re: Crappies
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2015, 12:15:28 PM »
it's the temps. The water is still pretty cold just yet and with the colder night temps, it keeps the water temps fluctuating, a lot. That will put the crappies down.

here's a nice little article on water temps and crappies.

http://www.crappie.com/bruce/article4.htm
   

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Re: Crappies
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2015, 12:15:28 PM »

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Re: Crappies
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2015, 01:19:02 PM »
it's the temps. The water is still pretty cold just yet and with the colder night temps, it keeps the water temps fluctuating, a lot. That will put the crappies down.

here's a nice little article on water temps and crappies.

http://www.crappie.com/bruce/article4.htm
Thanks Spider1.  That is a great article.  I was worried that I might have missed the good bite, but I guess it just didn't happen yet.

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Re: Crappies
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2015, 07:54:55 AM »
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One thing I don't get, when the lakes are frozen the water temp
is warmer at the bottom and the crappies bite but when the ice melts and there's a
2 or 3 degree difference in water temp it shuts them down


I read the article that was in the Infisherman ice mag last year that was about water temps. Basically, the water is cold right under the ice, then at a particular depth it wil suddenly get warmer by several degrees. It's a transition line between the colder temps higher up in the column and the warmer temps just under and then as it gets deeper the temps begin to drop again. Many fish will hover at his line, especially the crappies. You just gotta find the transition line under the ice for that particular lake on that particular day. Last year was big time cold and that line might have been deeper or in some shallow lakes it might have not even been there... well, that's my story for not being able to get into slabs last year anyway... and I'm stickin to it 8)

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Re: Crappies
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2015, 07:54:55 AM »

 

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