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Crappie fishing with a surprise #12459282
10/09/17 05:55 PM
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10-7-17 at 2:35 in the afternoon. We where sitting on a tree in 18 fow and only 300 yards from the ramp. My fishing partner caught 2 small ones right off the bat using minnows. I was using a jig and got hung up so I grabbed an old pole that was rigged for minnows. I figured I would try a minnow since he had got 2 real fast. Using 8lb line on a old zebco I caught this big (for me) SURPRISE! We were lucky to get the fish in the boat, I had forgot the net. After letting the fish wear it self out on 2 long runs, I finally got it off the bottom and we saw it was a large bass and the tension grew. We had to try to grab the fish by the lip. Well it jumped when we tried to grab it and the line broke. My partner grabbed the fish and pinned to the boat as I was reaching for the fish as well. We both had our hands on it and flipped it up in to the boat and it landed head first in the minnow bucket. I had to call the wife back at fish camp to bring a tape to measure the fish and her good camera. I had only stuff to measure a crappie. Don't know how much it weighed, but it was 25 inches long. After several photos and oohs and Awes. We let the fish return to its spot to bite again. We had only fished for 30 minutes but both agreed it was time to go celebrate!!!

Otis1

Last edited by Otis1; 10/09/17 06:02 PM.
Re: Crappie fishing with a surprise [Re: Otis1] #12459292
10/09/17 06:02 PM
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Sounds like nothing but fun.

Re: Crappie fishing with a surprise [Re: Otis1] #12459294
10/09/17 06:03 PM
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Finally figured out how to load photo...

Re: Crappie fishing with a surprise [Re: Otis1] #12459570
10/09/17 09:08 PM
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NIIIIIIICE! My 22.5 post spawn was 6.5 lbs so wouldn't be too far to say 7.25-8.5 depending on belly and girth.

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Re: Crappie fishing with a surprise [Re: Otis1] #12459601
10/09/17 09:29 PM
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what lake?


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Re: Crappie fishing with a surprise [Re: Otis1] #12459979
10/10/17 01:51 AM
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Good times. Nice fish. Good job. cheers




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Re: Crappie fishing with a surprise [Re: Crappie Bait] #12460394
10/10/17 01:44 PM
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Re: Crappie fishing with a surprise [Re: Otis1] #12460420
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Re: Crappie fishing with a surprise [Re: HOGON] #12460875
10/10/17 07:57 PM
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Hey Otis,

Your fishing partner was my cousin Jacob.
He sent me that pic over the weekend.
He told me about Lake Fork and your boat.
I told him I got to get in on some of that action.
Do you know any good crappie spots out there?

Jimmy


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Re: Crappie fishing with a surprise [Re: jbritton76] #12460957
10/10/17 08:41 PM
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Not Yet, but we are looking.

Re: Crappie fishing with a surprise [Re: Otis1] #12460970
10/10/17 08:46 PM
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gotcha, yea he is my fishing partner to when he aint working or busy..
we do a lot of smoking briskets together to.
That was my pit he used in that cook off.
I thought i recognized you in that pic.


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Re: Crappie fishing with a surprise [Re: Otis1] #12462033
10/11/17 05:53 PM
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Wow! Great fish!

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