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How deep is too deep? #14008917 05/24/21 10:05 PM
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I went fishing for a few hours on a pond and caught a dozen or more, but after about 45 min I noticed 2 crappie that had surfaced and were swimming on their sides. I hooked all the crappie in the lips or corner of the mouth so no deep hooked fish. All were caught and quickly released.

I was catching them at about 12-14โ€™ of water ( about 1-2โ€™ off the bottom).

Yโ€™all think it was just too deep for them to be brought up quickly? The other 10+ fish all swam off and never resurfaced

How deep before you have to just keep what you catch?


Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!
Re: How deep is too deep? [Re: badgrandad] #14008958 05/24/21 10:47 PM
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At 14 feet the depth was probably not the issue. Crappies are actually pretty sensitive fish. The fight, unhooking them, or other trauma can kill them quickly.

Re: How deep is too deep? [Re: badgrandad] #14009008 05/24/21 11:29 PM
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Usually for me it is around 25 ft

Re: How deep is too deep? [Re: badgrandad] #14009069 05/25/21 12:23 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmhGWBOCtG8

Fizzing crappie,....usually 20-25 feet ,

Re: How deep is too deep? [Re: badgrandad] #14009088 05/25/21 12:40 AM
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Just lay it in one palm and slap it with the other! It will burp or fa%t . Then swim off!!!! frkazoid


I would agree with you , but then we would both be WRONG !!!!!
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