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At what size do you start keeping crappie?

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keva:
I was curious how long crappie had to be before y'all considered keeping them? I have been considering chasing after some to make a good meal. Here in New York they must be 9", but I am not sure how nice the filet is from a 9" fish. So... what is everyone's opinion?

Swift:
Usually depends on how thick they are, we have no size limit here. If it's legal, worth cleaning and eating, go for it nobody will say anything

Van_Cleaver:
I usually look for 10'', but that's in waters where there are a bunch of them that size or bigger. Honestly you should take whatever the dominant year class though I won't keep less than 9" even if they are stunted.

Kevin23:

--- Quote from: Van_Cleaver on Jan 07, 2015, 09:47 AM ---I usually look for 10'', but that's in waters where there are a bunch of them that size or bigger. Honestly you should take whatever the dominant year class though I won't keep less than 9" even if they are stunted.

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Exactly what I do.

GrizlyGarou:
I go by how thick they are usually. I've had 8"ers that had more meat on them than 10"ers.

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