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CRAPPIE DRIVE ? #10649251 02/26/15 01:39 PM
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what drives them in the spring ?
water temps ?
length of days ?
the moon phase ?
a combination of the above ?
lets hear what the forum thinks on this subject thumb

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Re: CRAPPIE DRIVE ? [Re: Ketchn] #10649333 02/26/15 02:11 PM
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oh come on now ....
what if I said pretty please breakdance

Re: CRAPPIE DRIVE ? [Re: Ketchn] #10649346 02/26/15 02:15 PM
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I'm waiting for the really good fisher-persons to chime in!

Re: CRAPPIE DRIVE ? [Re: Ketchn] #10649367 02/26/15 02:21 PM
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me to .....kuzzzzzzz.......I .......not fishin am ketchn ......
er um .....used to be anyway .....roflmao

Re: CRAPPIE DRIVE ? [Re: Ketchn] #10649470 02/26/15 02:57 PM
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Re: CRAPPIE DRIVE ? [Re: Ketchn] #10649509 02/26/15 03:12 PM
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The way I figure it, and this is just my humble opinion, is it is a combination of all those factors. The length of daylight seems to be the best indicator for me whether we are talking crappie fishing or deer hunting. However the difference comes that fish are more sensitive to temperature. The rut for deer will happen no matter how hot it is and when it is hotter than they are comfortable with they move at night. Crappies being cold blooded will wait until it is warm enough to spawn, thereby giving their offspring a better chance to survive in lower stress warm water. The moon affects everything on earth to some degree and more so the aquatic life. So yep I think it's all three factors in combination.


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Wow...... um...... ok - what he said. flehan

Re: CRAPPIE DRIVE ? [Re: Ketchn] #10649629 02/26/15 04:01 PM
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Re: CRAPPIE DRIVE ? [Re: Ketchn] #10649666 02/26/15 04:12 PM
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Like most all of Mother Natures living things I think that length of daylight is the first trigger for most creatures and plant life. With crappie, they hold on to their egg clutch until the water temp is right before they actually spawn. Fish are staging right now and can be found en mass in the right places.
Don't mean they are ready to start the pre-spawn gorging. When the gorging starts and the fish get aggressive it gonna be Ketchn time fo sho. That water temp is gonna have to be a bunch warmer before that happens. I never paid much attention to moon phases even deer hunting.
In short, two things.
1. daylight hours
2. water temp

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Re: CRAPPIE DRIVE ? [Re: Ketchn] #10649732 02/26/15 04:34 PM
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Re: CRAPPIE DRIVE ? [Re: Ketchn] #10649827 02/26/15 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ketchn
what drives them in the spring ?
water temps ? #2
length of days ? #1
the moon phase ? #3 this one I think has an effect on when the majority of the ones who have staged actually hit the bank to do their business, but in the overall scheme of the whole spawning season, i think it's the least important because I have caught them from march to may regardless of the moon phase.
a combination of the above ? YES
lets hear what the forum thinks on this subject thumb


I think all the above and rated by most to least on how much it affects when they spawn, see above added in red.
My opinion anyway.


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In the south, pretty much any fish that doesn't get bigger than a pound or so is called a perch. For some reason, this drives some people crazy.
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Re: CRAPPIE DRIVE ? [Re: Ketchn] #10649882 02/26/15 05:15 PM
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I could care less about when they actually lay the eggs. I just want to be there before the egg laying commences when they are eating everything in sight. Fish usually don't feed as well for a while after spawning until they have recovered from the rigors they go thru.


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Re: CRAPPIE DRIVE ? [Re: Ketchn] #10649979 02/26/15 05:50 PM
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I think there fins drive them to these spawning ground I think. roflmao frkazoid [url=http://][/url] fish I might be wrong I'm only a beginner u know Mark.



Re: CRAPPIE DRIVE ? [Re: Ketchn] #10650042 02/26/15 06:16 PM
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The spawn does what matter so much, but the feed that comes just before then. After the spawn it is very good as the female try's to eat all of the baby crappie. After that it is each fish as they spawn that is baitfish. Remember that a lot of the male fish crappie and shad for sure heads and sides turn black during this time. May be something to the moon phase because bream spawn of the full moon.

Re: CRAPPIE DRIVE ? [Re: Ketchn] #10650067 02/26/15 06:27 PM
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Ah they wait until they are surrounded by white bass so that if a jig comes by they can't get to it before ole whitey gets it. Especially those pretty ones you use ketchn...


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