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Egg color variations #12676393
03/17/18 12:25 AM
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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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My americanas lay green and blue eggs. I think they taste better than that brown and the white ones.

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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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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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Closer they get to spawning, the lighter color the eggs. Real close to spawning, eggs get translucent and separate.


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Re: Egg color variations [Re: SheCrappieKilla] #12676869
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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

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Re: Egg color variations [Re: Jacob] #12677772
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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.

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