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#11457914 - 03/05/16 04:56 PM is it worth cleaning only one crappie?
spartan31086 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/16
Posts: 19
Is it worth cleaning just one crappie and putting it in the freezer or would you let it go?

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#11457917 - 03/05/16 04:59 PM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: spartan31086]
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#11457920 - 03/05/16 05:00 PM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: spartan31086]
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Seriously though, the only good thing you could do is cook it up in a pan for yourself for lunch.
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#11457955 - 03/05/16 05:25 PM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: spartan31086]
Don Collum Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 628
Loc: Arlington,Tx
8 is my minimum before I clean fish. If it is in hot summer days and not catching rapid enough, I turn what 2 or three we have in livewell a loose before they get stressed and die. I sometimes have cleaned 5 or 6 because they were too stressed for release so they went to the grease.

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#11458035 - 03/05/16 06:32 PM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: spartan31086]
passinthru Online   content
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Registered: 08/11/14
Posts: 205
Loc: Sanger
Feel your pain, caught 1 real nice crappie today, I hope to catch him again sometime.

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#11458121 - 03/05/16 07:13 PM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: spartan31086]
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Registered: 09/04/06
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Loc: EAST TEXAS
Seven is my minimum for cleaning fish. If it's less than that I let them go.
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#11458146 - 03/05/16 07:27 PM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: spartan31086]
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Registered: 12/15/12
Posts: 521
Loc: Mineral Wells, TX
I let it go. Not worth cleaning 3 or less to me.

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#11458165 - 03/05/16 07:35 PM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: spartan31086]
JigandJeep Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/20/15
Posts: 153
That's when you just scale it and gut it. One good crappie is enough for me fried whole.

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#11458179 - 03/05/16 07:44 PM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: spartan31086]
spartan31086 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/16
Posts: 19
I let it go

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#11458232 - 03/05/16 08:15 PM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: spartan31086]
sapalmer Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 582
Loc: Dallas
I either throw them back or give to someone.

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#11458328 - 03/05/16 09:08 PM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: spartan31086]
wrknonit Offline
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Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 309
Loc: Ingram, Texas
Send it back to fight another day.
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#11458459 - 03/05/16 10:44 PM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: spartan31086]
taff68 Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 22
Loc: Fort Worth
depends, if i have a few in the freezer already ill clean one or two at a time. if my freezer is empty to start with i wont bother.

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#11458492 - 03/05/16 11:05 PM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: sapalmer]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 5412
Loc: Grandview, TX
Originally Posted By: sapalmer
I either throw them back or give to someone.


Plus 1...I try to give it away first, then throw it back...four or more...that is my saying...

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#11458501 - 03/05/16 11:15 PM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: spartan31086]
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 1197
If it's a big one I can make a quick dinner or lunch out of it
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#11458847 - 03/06/16 09:23 AM Re: is it worth cleaning only one crappie? [Re: spartan31086]
Hickory Nut Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 460
Loc: Wichita Falls
Cleaned two yesterday and this is what's left.

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