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Author Topic: What is a keeper size crappie?  (Read 1450 times)

Harley Hogger

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What is a keeper size crappie?
« on: Dec 20, 2010, 05:48 PM »
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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 20, 2010, 05:50 PM »
Seen people keep 8's but for me and the guys I fish with they usually have to be 11. All people are different. Whatever you feel like cleaning :tipup:

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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 20, 2010, 05:55 PM »
the question is, "Is it fillet'able"?  8s are good but I love those 14ers!!!

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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 20, 2010, 05:58 PM »
9 inches or bigger!!!! :tipup:

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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 20, 2010, 05:59 PM »
in NY 9 is legal but I see 8 as filletable I have seen people take and enjoy 6-7 inch gills   justs too much work for me. All depends on what you want i guess. Sorry for heading out of state here but I am just throwing in my 2 cents
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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 20, 2010, 06:08 PM »
Around 9" for crappie. Unless I'm starved and then anything over 5".Oh heck, cutters and canners any size will work.
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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 20, 2010, 06:38 PM »
9 inches gives you a nice fillet

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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 20, 2010, 06:43 PM »
my prefered range is 8-10. I will keep them up to around 12", but not that often, i prefer the smaller fillets, and id rather eat the little guys, and turn the bigguns back, just me

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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #8 on: Dec 20, 2010, 06:46 PM »
my prefered range is 8-10. I will keep them up to around 12", but not that often, i prefer the smaller fillets, and id rather eat the little guys, and turn the bigguns back, just me

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I like the 9-11 inchers for the deep fryer.  The larger crappie get some pretty thick fillets.
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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #9 on: Dec 20, 2010, 06:49 PM »
my prefered range is 8-10. I will keep them up to around 12", but not that often, i prefer the smaller fillets, and id rather eat the little guys, and turn the bigguns back, just me

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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #10 on: Dec 20, 2010, 07:12 PM »
9 inches or bigger!!!! :tipup:

I'm here also with 9", somtimes those whites are to thin even at 9" and I let them go. but typically anything over 9". Tightlines.
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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #11 on: Dec 20, 2010, 07:27 PM »
Minimum 9", but prefer 10" or bigger.  Won't keep the hogs over 12"-13" tho.

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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #12 on: Dec 20, 2010, 07:47 PM »

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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #13 on: Dec 20, 2010, 07:56 PM »
when my boy is with me we just keep the ones with black dots! ::)
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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #15 on: Dec 20, 2010, 08:14 PM »
9in is law here,but 11in is a nice keeper. I try to weed out the breeders and toss them back.Its small water where i get them.

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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #16 on: Dec 20, 2010, 08:47 PM »

 

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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #17 on: Dec 20, 2010, 10:04 PM »
Nice looking morel. I keep them all that size.

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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #18 on: Dec 21, 2010, 08:53 AM »
I'm not much of a pan fisherman when it comes to ice fishing (let the bashing begin) so maybe my opinion doesn't count much.  Outside of chasin' Jumbo Perch, I do it sparringly. I must say however that I think it depends on you. If you feel like filleting 6" crappie....go for it! If you enjoy the fillets, who cares! You certainly aren't going to hurt any fishery by taking small fish in fact in most cases you will be helping it. Last night while I was walleye fishing I couldn't keep the crappie off of my jigging spoon, after releasing around a dozen I decided that I might as well start keeping them (no I wasn't drinking you guys who know me) ;D. I took 8 home which is just enough to satisfy my meager panfish urge and fill my belly all at the same time. six of them were in the 9 to 10 inch range and two of them were 12 inch plus. Its all a matter of personal preferrence in my opinion. I'm sure your family won't ridicule you over size while they are scarfing down golden morsels!
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Re: What is a keeper size crappie?
« Reply #19 on: Dec 21, 2010, 08:57 AM »
Oh yea Icebucky...Nice fish but you might want to resize that so that it doesn't stretch the fromat so much. Not trying to start anything...Just sayin'.
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