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I’m tired of the big ones getting away... #13626438 07/11/20 12:01 AM
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Just came in the mail... Like I said in my other post, them crappie mess with me they mess’n with fire!

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Re: I’m tired of the big ones getting away... [Re: CrazyCrappieGuy] #13626465 07/11/20 12:16 AM
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Re: I’m tired of the big ones getting away... [Re: CrazyCrappieGuy] #13626510 07/11/20 12:47 AM
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Re: I’m tired of the big ones getting away... [Re: CrazyCrappieGuy] #13626653 07/11/20 03:44 AM
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Re: I’m tired of the big ones getting away... [Re: CrazyCrappieGuy] #13626822 07/11/20 01:40 PM
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When they come up and look like they could swallow a tennis ball ,, I go for the net. I did swing a 2 lb crappie into the boat a couple of trips back.

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Re: I’m tired of the big ones getting away... [Re: CrazyCrappieGuy] #13627036 07/11/20 05:58 PM
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I've learned my lesson the hard way -- now I always have a net on the boat.


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Re: I’m tired of the big ones getting away... [Re: CrazyCrappieGuy] #13627429 07/12/20 02:00 AM
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I don’t own a net. With the right setup you can just swing em in. I have found that more got off trying to get them in the net compared to just swinging them in

Re: I’m tired of the big ones getting away... [Re: fishin'aholic2] #13627536 07/12/20 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by fishin'aholic2
I don’t own a net. With the right setup you can just swing em in. I have found that more got off trying to get them in the net compared to just swinging them in

It sounds like you need some net training. Hooks can rip out easily, so swinging isn't just about tackle strength - it's about tissue strength in the fish, and you can't change that. Flounder are the same way, and we rarely lose one when the netter is efficient and experienced.

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Originally Posted by Flippin-Out
Originally Posted by fishin'aholic2
I don’t own a net. With the right setup you can just swing em in. I have found that more got off trying to get them in the net compared to just swinging them in

It sounds like you need some net training. Hooks can rip out easily, so swinging isn't just about tackle strength - it's about tissue strength in the fish, and you can't change that. Flounder are the same way, and we rarely lose one when the netter is efficient and experienced.

No net training needed here but thank you. Their paper thin mouths is why it’s best to swing them in for me. You know what a crappie does when it get to the top? It jumps and flops around giving them more of a chance to rip the hook out. By swinging them in in one motion, they don’t have a chance. This is just my opinion.

Re: I’m tired of the big ones getting away... [Re: CrazyCrappieGuy] #13627687 07/12/20 02:06 PM
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Need one with a long handle. Crappie rods wont let you get close.


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Re: I’m tired of the big ones getting away... [Re: CrazyCrappieGuy] #13627852 07/12/20 04:43 PM
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swing em,....unless you are using 6 pound test or less...
20 pound PP braid with a 12 pound Trilene mono leader about 15' long, no problem.

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Re: I’m tired of the big ones getting away... [Re: CrazyCrappieGuy] #13628097 07/12/20 09:25 PM
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We sling them in usually, but I also will use the net depending on the size.

I've lost my fair share not netting them.

I've had some get off right as I got the net under them and without the net the fish would have been lost.

I can tell you that all the Crappie Guides I have fished with get the net every time.

Probably like everything in fishing and it really boils down to personal preference.

Swing them or net them whatever works for you.

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Re: I’m tired of the big ones getting away... [Re: CrazyCrappieGuy] #13628121 07/12/20 09:49 PM
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When the really, really big ones come to top and roll to go back down .... you better have the net under them or you will never see them again!


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