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Author Topic: Mendota crappies?  (Read 1082 times)

bigstorm

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Re: Mendota crappies?
« Reply #20 on: Jan 09, 2017, 09:33 AM »
2 of the 6 were over 9.5", 3 were between 8 and 8.5 and the smallest was just over 7"

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Re: Mendota crappies?
« Reply #21 on: Jan 09, 2017, 10:04 PM »
Those sizes are probably better than last year, for me at least.  Only scraped a few smalls with one or two over 9 last season.  Ran out of time and ice too soon, and never got back out there.  Didn't hear good reports then, and this year I'm hearing the fish are hard to find.  I'll still give it a go, but look forward to the crappie mission in a few weeks. 

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Re: Mendota crappies?
« Reply #22 on: Jan 12, 2017, 08:04 AM »
a 4 wheeler went through yesterday be careful criss crossing lake you may get wet the person got out and is ok and even kept fishing

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Re: Mendota crappies?
« Reply #23 on: Jan 13, 2017, 09:09 PM »
Yikes, Be care full out there! More warm weather/rain moving in next week, not good for the ice on the main lake. I might poke around that Marshal Park bay a bit on Sunday, ha, I never give up! If nothing happens, will head to Cherokee to tease those big gills with Gulp minnows, keeps the little ones away! Old Goat, have you been out and freezer is full?

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Re: Mendota crappies?
« Reply #24 on: Jan 18, 2017, 05:05 PM »
Madgill I've been out a bit but coming off consecutive goose eggs. Did pick up a nice antique flasher for Christmas. Sloppy now everywhere and getting worse be careful and don't slip and fall. MadGill no fish ever go in the freezer if I do keep a few I fillet them right away and chow.

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Re: Mendota crappies?
« Reply #25 on: Jan 18, 2017, 06:11 PM »
Ha, I'll bet its' sloppy out there! Crazy weather, first ice was good for me, then too cold, now too warm! I had a few meals of gills in Dec. gave some away and two meals in the freezer, enough for me. That Seafood Center always has some great fish, pricey, but well worth it! Darn warm weather, 50 on Sat., this old timer is staying off the ice! I'll go out on 2" at first ice, but not on this rotten, rain soaked ice, no freezing temps in the extended forecast? I don't need fish that bad, plus I'm sure the water is stained due to runoff. Old Goat got a vintage flasher, is it the old "green box"?? I used to have one of those many years ago, now it's the modern Vexilar! Ha, my father (50+ years ago) brought home limits of big perch every Saturday from Madison lakes with a hand line and a spud bar, ohh, the good old days!

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Re: Mendota crappies?
« Reply #26 on: Jan 19, 2017, 08:54 AM »
MadGill the antique flasher is a Si-tex FL-3 and it rocks. On the 2nd goose egg outing I was in 22 ft not marking anything but bottom so I dropped about 6-7 spikes in the hole and the flasher showed each spike all the way down to the bottom. It has one range only of 80 ft. but it does have a switch to change it to 80 fathoms ooh. It is a optional one color red or 2 color red and green display on the screen. Found it NIB I'll show it to you sometime it's a must see item. I did forget to try shooting through the puddles and ice but that's the next test for it. I gotta laugh about some of the talk about the higher priced units as I have 2 si-tex units that can do what the High end units do. The first si-tex was a sh-1 and that cost 5 bucks.

 

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