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#11596326 - 05/11/16 09:37 AM Are they still spawning? Or are they done?
iluvfishin Offline
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Haven't been able to fish in the past couple of weeks. What are they doing?

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#11596361 - 05/11/16 09:50 AM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: iluvfishin]
PKfishin Offline
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Depends on the lake and the fish. I caught 4 crappie at PK earlier this week that were done and my friend caught several full of eggs. The ones I caught were in trees in 10 feet and his were shallow.
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#11596389 - 05/11/16 10:01 AM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: iluvfishin]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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They should be just about done if not completely done by now. They should still be pretty shallow as they make their way to their summer spots.
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#11596878 - 05/11/16 01:09 PM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: iluvfishin]
Jerod Pontello Offline
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Done

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#11600098 - 05/12/16 07:15 PM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: iluvfishin]
PlanoPaul Offline
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Last batch of fish I filleted were full of eggs, that was last weekend, fish were shallow too. I think it's still happening on the main lake areas, depending on lake of course.

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#11600237 - 05/12/16 08:35 PM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: iluvfishin]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Some of the fish will reabsorb their eggs too. They should be gone in a month or 2.
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#11600284 - 05/12/16 09:03 PM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: iluvfishin]
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Still had eggs yesterday at lake Nac. Still in 14FOW.
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#11602020 - 05/13/16 08:03 PM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: iluvfishin]
Pintail711 Offline
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I caught 14 the other day and a couple had eggs that looked like there weren't no where near close to spawning.
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#11602045 - 05/13/16 08:21 PM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: iluvfishin]
Jerod Pontello Offline
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I think when the crappie have a small amount of eggs right now that they have already spawned it seems like I catch em like that every year after the spawn, just my thoughts, no expert here

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#11602215 - 05/13/16 10:21 PM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: iluvfishin]
Juggnblues Offline
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Fished this past Wednesday on Lewisville and a few of the Crappie we cleaned still had eggs

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#11602362 - 05/14/16 06:08 AM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: Jerod Pontello]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jerod Pontello
I think when the crappie have a small amount of eggs right now that they have already spawned it seems like I catch em like that every year after the spawn, just my thoughts, no expert here


This is correct. Just because the fish have eggs doesn't mean they are still spawning or are going to spawn. A good amount of fish retain their eggs.
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#11602779 - 05/14/16 12:03 PM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: iluvfishin]
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Caught a 10" female this morning in 16 FOW with eggs running out. Several more fish in that same tree.

But as fishin'aholic stated above, not all eggs are deposited and some fish retain eggs. Those eggs are absorbed eventually. In June, look for small dark brownish/orange egg sacks.
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#11603177 - 05/14/16 06:25 PM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: Ken Gaby]
dwmoore Offline
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Only 2 had a small sack of eggs yesterday.The rest had 4 or 5 shad in there belly.Darrell
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#11603199 - 05/14/16 06:39 PM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: dwmoore]
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Don't forget the fall spawn. peep
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#11603266 - 05/14/16 07:19 PM Re: Are they still spawning? Or are they done? [Re: Bobcat1]
Hickory Nut Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bobcat1
Don't forget the fall spawn. peep


And don't forget to check if the males have spawned out also😃
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