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#12676393 - 03/16/18 07:25 PM Egg color variations
Jacob Offline
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Is there a significance to the color of crappie eggs and do they correspond with with stage of the spawn they are in? I saw multiple different colors of eggs from one fish to the next today. Some were pale, some were super bright, and some in between.
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#12676405 - 03/16/18 07:35 PM Re: Egg color variations [Re: Jacob]
Txmedic033 Online   content
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My americanas lay green and blue eggs. I think they taste better than that brown and the white ones.

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#12676427 - 03/16/18 07:44 PM Re: Egg color variations [Re: Jacob]
SheCrappieKilla Offline
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Registered: 04/30/13
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Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
My boat looks like it was sprayed with cream corn after today.

You know the eggs are ready, when looks like that.

All females caught today were about done spawning. 18" to 24" deep btw.

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#12676469 - 03/16/18 08:05 PM Re: Egg color variations [Re: Jacob]
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Eggs at tawakoni I have seen in the past two days are no where near ready. Catfish, both blue and channel, have much better developed egg sacks.
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#12676492 - 03/16/18 08:16 PM Re: Egg color variations [Re: Jacob]
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Closer they get to spawning, the lighter color the eggs. Real close to spawning, eggs get translucent and separate.
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#12676869 - 03/17/18 05:24 AM Re: Egg color variations [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
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Originally Posted By: SheCrappieKilla
My boat looks like it was sprayed with cream corn after today.

You know the eggs are ready, when looks like that.

All females caught today were about done spawning. 18'to 24' deep btw.
I think you had a typo I fixed it. scared


Edited by TroyKing (03/17/18 05:25 AM)
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#12677257 - 03/17/18 01:42 PM Re: Egg color variations [Re: Jacob]
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#12677772 - 03/17/18 10:57 PM Re: Egg color variations [Re: Jacob]
leanin post Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
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Loc: TEXAS
sometimes u can tell more from the males. remember the acronym, MASH ..
Males
are
squirting
heavily.

milt will drip or squirt when you grab them.

the females eggs get almost a saffron color to near cornstarch color.


Edited by leanin post (03/17/18 11:08 PM)
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