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#7550468 - 05/20/12 12:22 PM Post your Crappie graph pictures here
TreeBass Offline
Lt. Dan

Registered: 06/19/06
Posts: 44626
Loc: Central Texas
Hey folks, Starting a post here that has been requested for graph pics and explanations. Please remember that not everybody has the side scan units so post some regular stuff also smile this is for crappie only.

If you can also explain the pic and the unit you are using that would be helpful .. Lets try to help people figure their units out.

Members are also encouraged to ask questions smile

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#7551357 - 05/20/12 06:25 PM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: TreeBass]
Phillcat Offline
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Registered: 04/24/12
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Loc: Mesquite
Finally.... This makes me sooooo HAPPY! thumb


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#7551868 - 05/20/12 09:13 PM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: TreeBass]
Keith Speer Offline
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Registered: 12/21/07
Posts: 1466
Loc: Frost, Tx
Cedar tree with stick condos behind em with 1 stick condo on it’s side.


Stake bed on shallow point.


Stick condos with Side/Scan Left side.


Creek with stick condos on left at drop off and right in the channel


Stick condos with Side/Scan Left side.


Concrete bridge over Richland Creek at NM.


Same bridge with tons of Sand bass holding.


Bridge column with lots of brush with Down/Scan & Sonar.


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#7551901 - 05/20/12 09:21 PM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: TreeBass]
Keith Speer Offline
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Registered: 12/21/07
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Loc: Frost, Tx
The levee under the 287 bridge on RC. Hard to believe but that is 2 schools of Blue cat.
From ˝ - 1 ˝ lbs. My heart skipped a beat when I first saw that. Thought I found a crappie bonanza….



Old 287 bridge they blew up before the lake filled up.



Columns under 287 bridge with stick condo sitting on tie beam, others on the bottom.



Six stick condos in shallow slough.


Richland Creek bridge in NM with Side/Scan.


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#7552064 - 05/20/12 10:06 PM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: TreeBass]
RowdyRankin Offline
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Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 2441
Loc: Azle, texas
I REALLY like those kieth....kinda liking that lowrance now....


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#7552830 - 05/21/12 08:20 AM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: TreeBass]
reelin-em-in Offline
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Registered: 02/27/11
Posts: 687
Loc: Frisco, TX
Those are awesome! Thanks Keith

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#7552982 - 05/21/12 09:08 AM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: reelin-em-in]
Eastexn Offline
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Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 1024
Loc: East Texas, Lake Palestine
Super photos, Kieth. Thanks for posting.

I'm curious, though, how do you know those schools are Blue Cats? And, how can you differentiate them from Crappie or SB if you can't get them to bite.

A lot of times I find this type of school, and the size looks like Sb or Crappie and nothing I throw tempts them. I'm left to wonder if these are what I think they are, or are they just big Shad.

These photos are realy helpfull, and I hope many more are posted.

Thanks all.

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#7554063 - 05/21/12 01:27 PM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: TreeBass]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Keith Speer PM sent

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#7554109 - 05/21/12 01:40 PM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: TreeBass]
TreeBass Offline
Lt. Dan

Registered: 06/19/06
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Loc: Central Texas
Reposted with Doug's permission

Several have asked about pictures of different species and how to identify the species in SI images. Nothing beats understanding the seasonal patterns and how fish relate and where they live on the fishery but Side Imaging can help in locating and finding the species you are looking for. Here are images of Crappie that should help in learning how to distinguish them when scanning for fish with your Humminbird. One thing about Crappie is they prefer to school together in groups and relate to structure.

Crappie on a Tree in SI:



Crappie on Bluff End in SI:



Crappie School without Zoom - see the sonar shadows? :



Crappie School in Zoom Box - makes it easier to ID:



Now using Humminbird's Exclusive Feature of SI Enhance Sharpness you can help fish "jump out" This series of images makes it easier to see the fish in this creek channel. SI Enhance will reduce image resolution but increase the ease of seeing fish. Are you looking for a Pretty Picture or Trying to Find Fish? If wanting to find more fish and ID them use SI Enhance Sharpness to help:

Off:



Low:



Medium:



High:



Can you tell which three trees have Crappie in them?



This may help...




Be sure to share your images of Crappie you have found and we can help each other learn more about using Humminbird Side Imaging and Down Imaging Products to help in catching more fish.

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#7554287 - 05/21/12 02:26 PM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: TreeBass]
dbzell Offline
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Registered: 02/15/11
Posts: 701
Loc: Midlothian
Awesome thread. Still waiting to get my first DI unit, but thanks for starting this so we can all learn more!


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#7554745 - 05/21/12 04:14 PM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: TreeBass]
Keith Speer Offline
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Registered: 12/21/07
Posts: 1466
Loc: Frost, Tx
Eastexn: I knew they were blue cat because I caught several before I moved on.

And yes it is hard to tell SB from Crappie but, all of my shots are at good crappie locations. There may be a SB mixed in somewhere.

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#7555587 - 05/21/12 07:54 PM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: TreeBass]
Lonestar Proud Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 420
Loc: SE Texas
A couple of screen shots of crappie on submerged timber.





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#7556081 - 05/21/12 09:45 PM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: TreeBass]
BigDozer66 Offline
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Registered: 03/20/12
Posts: 1446
Loc: Lufkin, Texas USA
Thanks for sharing and I will continue monitoring the thread to learn more. grin

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#7557921 - 05/22/12 11:46 AM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: BigDozer66]
Eastexn Offline
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Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 1024
Loc: East Texas, Lake Palestine
Quote:
Eastexn: I knew they were blue cat because I caught several before I moved on.


Thanks Keith.

And another question, Do large catfish show up on a graph the same as scale fish?? I've been told they have a different showing on a graph.

I hope this is not off topic.

Thanks

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#7558311 - 05/22/12 01:17 PM Re: Post your Crappie graph pictures here [Re: TreeBass]
Keith Speer Offline
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Registered: 12/21/07
Posts: 1466
Loc: Frost, Tx
Any fish will show up on the graph, never seen a large catfish close to the bottom. But there is always the first time...

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