Short WW Crappie report

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  1. sean_k

    sean_k Active Member

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    As I lay awake at 4:00 AM this morning I began contemplating if I could get into some Western Washington Crappie. A light breakfast and a few cups of coffee later, I kissed the wife and headed out the door by 6:00. Float tube inflated, 3wt rigged up and fishing within an hour.

    My game plan for the day was to fish water 10-15 feet deep trolling until I can locate some fish. I tolled around the lake for about an hour with nothing to hand other than a few trout. After switching spools on my reel and using a floating line with a small popper I began fishing the Lilly Pads, within five minutes I was into the Crappie.

    I ended the morning around 11:00 with 17 Crappie to hand, another dozen or so LDR'd and many many short strikes. All and all a great day and one hell of a tasty dinner tonight.
     

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  2. Patrick Gould

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    Great report. I'm still looking for a nice Crappie lake around Ellensburg.
     
  3. fishingcheftim

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    Those probably made nice filets. Thanks for the great report.
     
  4. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Nice report. Those are some good eats.
     
  5. curtis bias

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    That is great! I'm glad you had a chance to locate and catch some. They are one of my favorite fish to catch on the fly. Top water action with crappie is always entertaining. Fun! Fun! Fun!
     
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    Nice job! I'm glad you made it home safely.
     
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    atomic dog Jive Turkey

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    Damn those filthy trout getting in the way of some good panfishing! :D

    Good job on the crappie! I think I'm going to have to get out and chase some bluegills this weekend.
     
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    Great report. Now I am jealous. Been thunkin along those same lines myself.
     
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    I'm jealous too. The local bluegill ain't bad though in this country--easier to find at least :D