Friday, March 25, 2016

Crappie Days

Spring is an excellent time to fish for crappie, and the last two days I have run into a few pre-spawners. Yesterday I stopped at a pond on my way home from the Salmon and caught one on a beetle. Yes, crappies will sometimes take dry flies:

This evening I returned to see if that one had some friends. He did. I caught a crap load of crappies of a chartreuse bucktail. If I was a fish eater it would have been time to get the deep fryer going!








10 comments:

  1. RM
    Crappie on the fly is something I haven't done--I see crappie fillets here---thanks for sharing

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    1. You should definitely get on that!

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  2. That was fun!! We are all glad you aren't a fish eater, there would be no fish left in CT.
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

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    1. Oh yeah I'd be a ecological disaster!

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  3. I like the way you diversify your fly fishing expeditions, catching and releasing all the different species!! Nice job!!

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    1. Thanks,
      Its fun to catch as many species as possible....

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  4. They are a blast eh! two ponds I enjoy have a lot of em, and one has resulted in awesome popper bite of all things, and the other, divers and sliders all summer long. Regardless - they are a great fish to catch on the fly.

    I ditto Cliff though - it's lucky for the fish that you are not a fish eater!
    Will

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    1. Thanks,
      Gotta love crappies! I used to catch them on a heddon torpedo in this pond!

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  5. If you'd ever sampled the beer-battered haddock at Leonardo's in Franklin, you might have found a fish you would eat. As I recall, you ate mostly lemons there. Enjoy your Spring break!

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    1. I would probably have just eaten around the fish... I really don't like fish.

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