Late summer/ fall bite

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2013/09/08 08:37:30 (permalink)

Late summer/ fall bite

Trying to break up the monotony of a major home improvement project, I hooked up the boat and hit a local lake for a couple of hours to clear my mind.
Having no bait and not wanting to deal with it, I tied on a couple of smaller cranks and proceeded to troll around. Crappies were turned on by the hard baits and after a couple of passes I had it narrowed down to a size 07 blue shad rap as the preferred bait. I didn't count how many I caught but at times it was like being in a chinese fire drill trying to steer the boat and reel in two rods LOL. Most fish were in the 8-10" range with a dozen or so over 11". Fish were holding 7-10' down over 11-13' of water. There were a couple of boats anchored up using bait and they seemed to be getting them also. The one guy I talked to as I went by said he was weeding thru a lot of small ones to fill his basket.
So if you can get the time it seems as though the feed bag is on and should only get better in the next month or so.
Mike

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    chauncy
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    Re: Late summer/ fall bite 2013/09/08 17:35:11 (permalink)

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    chauncy
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    Re: Late summer/ fall bite 2013/09/08 17:37:52 (permalink)
    Sorry about the picture. I was trying to use it for my avatar but somehow it posted here.
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    Re: Late summer/ fall bite 2013/09/09 08:57:31 (permalink)
    Nice report Mike.
    Ken...how did you do yesterday? We managed a variety but no eyes.

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    Re: Late summer/ fall bite 2013/09/09 20:50:21 (permalink)
    Around 20 but no big ones. Guess i'll have to go back over to mosquito to catch some bigger crappies. Cant believe how many small crappies i'm catching at Pymy and Shenango. Hope somebodys keeping some of them to thin the year class some.
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    Re: Late summer/ fall bite 2013/09/10 06:00:05 (permalink)
    I think this up and down weather is making it tough. Heading to Shenango in an hr. Hopefully we,ll do better today. Will let ya all know how we did...good fishing all.

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    TheBlueLagoon
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    Re: Late summer/ fall bite 2013/09/10 11:00:22 (permalink)
    I prefer trolling for crappies as well with small to medium sized cranks, Wiggle warts are a favorite. Normally the takers are all 10+ inches. Nice report, good to hear they're hitting.



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    Re: Late summer/ fall bite 2013/09/11 00:29:44 (permalink)
     The fall night bite is one ov my favorite times for Crappie. Easy as Doe Rae Me while most are getting down from a tree.
     
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    Re: Late summer/ fall bite 2013/10/17 21:52:31 (permalink)
    What size aberdeen hook for erie perch?When do they start hitting in the spring? I am new to erie lake fishing all help is appreciated,Thanks Beaut
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