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I Love This Fish #7356154
09/15/21 08:53 AM
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But am afraid to eat them from the water they are living in.

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Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356156
09/15/21 08:54 AM
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They are so good it would almost be worth the risk lol


Gotta live up to the nickname...
Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356157
09/15/21 08:58 AM
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They are a beautiful fish and will grow to good size if given a chance with a good food source. I've seen 16"ers out of rich sandhill ponds/lakes.


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356162
09/15/21 09:04 AM
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lol, everybody is spraying beans right now. We’ve had some rain and while fishing the water surface looked “chrome”. My math might be wrong but I’m not hungry enough to ignore it.


-Goofy-
Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356170
09/15/21 09:15 AM
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Winona MN
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Had a friend in Georgia who had a huge pond. The farmer sprayed the soybeans and the same day it rained really hard. The run off went into the pond. Long story short within days the pond had a fish kill of thousands and thousands of dead fish. Just about cleaned the pond out of fish. Mainly bass and sunfish. He said it was one heck of a clean up and the DNR helped.

Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356172
09/15/21 09:17 AM
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One of my favorites as well, although I find it challenging to consistently locate and catch them in numbers. We did have the Ontario record White Crappie (2.78 Lbs) caught about 30 minutes away from where I live and I have caught several over the 1 lb mark.


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Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356206
09/15/21 10:07 AM
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I have a small boat so fish small water. The few places i go have crappie, some in numbers, but nothing over 11-12. I would love to take a trip to the Nebraska sandhills and put a kayak into a few of those ponds.

Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356372
09/15/21 03:02 PM
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Don’t farmers just use round up anymore?

We can spay legally on ditches here that are classified as salmon Bering


Re: I Love This Fish [Re: Vinke] #7356480
09/15/21 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Vinke
Don’t farmers just use round up anymore?

We can spay legally on ditches here that are classified as salmon Bering


It may not even be spray from farmers. Just a lot of debris and other stuff. Wish I had taken a picture. Fishing Friday so I will take some pics.

Last edited by HobbieTrapper; 09/15/21 05:24 PM.

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Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356560
09/15/21 07:14 PM
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Scared to eat the fish……..that’s a crappie deal Hobbie…..a reel crappie deal


A goose may honk....but he won't wave
Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356582
09/15/21 08:01 PM
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18" is my best. Once.

A guy mentioned to his Dr about being exposed.
The Doc called in a team of suits pronto.
The guy would not tell farmers name,
The suits quickly lost interest.
The guy wonders the real motive lol.





Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356646
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Don't blame ya, I'd toss back too.

Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356655
09/15/21 09:29 PM
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I understand your fear, Hobbie. Too bad you don't live in a pristine environment like me, LOL. I'm kidding.


wanna be goat farmer.
Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356708
09/15/21 10:24 PM
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Blame the farmers, they’re an easy target.

How about the Wicomico County waste water system or the landowners along the rivers edge who compete for the greenest lawn? Most of the planes you’re seeing now are spreading cover crops, mostly radish into standing corn. Maybe the occasional earworm/armyworm in soybeans.

Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356714
09/15/21 10:27 PM
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To me the is the most challenging fish to locate and then catch, unless you already have a few spots fixed up for them, then they still can be hard to catch.
Next to Bluegill , crappie is the best tasting fish down here.
I wud have chunked them back also.

Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356735
09/15/21 10:52 PM
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I am guessing that the fish kill was caused by something other than what they sprayed on the bean field. A heavy rain during hot weather on a shallow pond will cause the pond thermocline to turn over. Hot weather by itself reduces oxygen content. The fish spend a lot of time just above the thermocline where the oxygen is at its highest level. Disturb that thermocline, and the fish no longer have a sweet spot to hang out in.

Re: I Love This Fish [Re: JoMiBru] #7356813
09/16/21 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by JoMiBru

Blame the farmers, they’re an easy target.

How about the Wicomico County waste water system or the landowners along the rivers edge who compete for the greenest lawn? Most of the planes you’re seeing now are spreading cover crops, mostly radish into standing corn. Maybe the occasional earworm/armyworm in soybeans.



I know what the planes are doing, are the 40ft booms in the beans planting cover crop?

I can see I have offended some farmers on here, not my intent. There are residential properties along this creek but nobody is competing for green lawns, rusty vehicles or tractors on blocks maybe but not green lawns. lol

Where I’m fishing is maybe half a mile from the end of the tide.

Just a drop in a bucket in the big picture, I just happen to be fishing in the drop. lol



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Re: I Love This Fish [Re: grisseldog] #7356816
09/16/21 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by grisseldog
To me the is the most challenging fish to locate and then catch, unless you already have a few spots fixed up for them, then they still can be hard to catch.
Next to Bluegill , crappie is the best tasting fish down here.
I wud have chunked them back also.


I know of three spots on the creek I can catch them on just about any given day. Only one that I can fish from shore and it has rarely left me empty handed.


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Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356821
09/16/21 06:28 AM
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Well something is causing the water to look like "chrome" or like an oil spill on surface ? And something is causing fish kills.Sure would be nice to find out what it is and cut it out ! During the 1980's most all the creeks an streams in my area had muskrats with bunches of underwater runs and holes.Now there is pretty much none.I realize that could be other reasons causing that.

But it's a darn shame to have fish as great tasting as crappie and be afraid that they are tainted and bad for human consumption ! I do know here that the DNR usually provides a booklet yearly that lists all of the states lakes,rivers streams,and res. and the fish they contain and if they are edible.Or if the fish are known to have levels of lead or mercury,etc in them then it lists that too.

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Re: I Love This Fish [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7356824
09/16/21 06:39 AM
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Rusting Metal will sheen the water. I should mention that I have spoken with others fishing who have zero problem eating fish taken from that spot. It’s a favorite spot for snakeheads. I Just couldn’t do it. lol


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