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Offline jiga_guppy

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? about old minning pit
« on: Feb 19, 2010, 10:16 AM »
 I have a ? about an old mining pit near where i live. I have just started fishing this pond last winter with great success on large mouth bass one 4.5lbs, one 5lbs lots of 2-3lbs my problem is that there are several kinds of fish in this pit sun fish,large and small mouth bass,bullheads,channel cats crappie and whitefish and perch. The ? I have is about the crappie and sun fish. I catch a few sun fish and bass but never any crappies I have fished this pit numerous time all depths of water and never any crappies. I use small jigs, spoons wax worms minnows and still no crappies. Is there something I'm doing wrong? or are the crappies just inactive? I have yet to fish this pit at night,should i try at night? I have fished early in the am and till dark with no luck on crappie. The pit is 0 to 32fow is the deepest i have found any help from you guys how are crappie catchers would be great thanks and good luck
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Offline bababooey

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Re: ? about old minning pit
« Reply #1 on: Feb 19, 2010, 10:21 AM »
look for structure, if there is no structure in the lake get some reel weeds and have the crappies come to you.  I was in a lake a few weeks ago that I knew had crappies, but couldn't find them. I set up the weeds in a circle and fished just outside of them and within a half hour, and any given time I would see at least a dozen crappies around with the camera.  I didn't catch all that many, but i blame that on the weather.

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Re: ? about old minning pit
« Reply #2 on: Feb 19, 2010, 10:26 AM »
Not a great crappie fisherman but night fishing may be the way to go.  Theres a lake I was fishing on monday.  Fished all night and then all the next day.  Caught 15-20 crappies and all except one came after dark and before sunrise.  The final one came just as the sun was coming up.  Good fishing

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Re: ? about old minning pit
« Reply #3 on: Feb 19, 2010, 10:26 AM »
I have a ? about an old mining pit near where i live. I have just started fishing this pond last winter with great success on large mouth bass one 4.5lbs, one 5lbs lots of 2-3lbs my problem is that there are several kinds of fish in this pit sun fish,large and small mouth bass,bullheads,channel cats crappie and whitefish and perch. The ? I have is about the crappie and sun fish. I catch a few sun fish and bass but never any crappies I have fished this pit numerous time all depths of water and never any crappies. I use small jigs, spoons wax worms minnows and still no crappies. Is there something I'm doing wrong? or are the crappies just inactive? I have yet to fish this pit at night,should i try at night? I have fished early in the am and till dark with no luck on crappie. The pit is 0 to 32fow is the deepest i have found any help from you guys how are crappie catchers would be great thanks and good luck
You are probably leaving the pit at the wrong time .Bring a lantern and definately fish it at night. There are a couple of lakes that I fish that you can't catch a crappie during the day but once it turns dark the fishing becomes fantastic.You also didn't mention if you use electronics with a water max of 32 feet there is alot of areas for the fish to come in at. Quite often fish [crappies ] will be suspended and without electronics you will have no idea they are there.

Offline jiga_guppy

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Re: ? about old minning pit
« Reply #4 on: Feb 19, 2010, 11:05 AM »
thanks all I am very aware that crappies suspend and would be difficult to find with out electronics. To answer your ? yes there is structure old Christmas trees weed beds, trees that have been blown down or have been cut down I fish them but only catch bass and a sun fish here and there
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Re: ? about old minning pit
« Reply #5 on: Feb 20, 2010, 10:58 AM »
Going to try the pit tonight. Would wax worms or minnows be best? What kind of jigs/spoons? I have everything from glowing doodle bugs,Northland forage minnow,buckshot rattle spoons,jamnjigs. Hope i do well cuz I haven't had any slabs since last summer the is a private pond I fish in the summer I catch 15-17in slabs would love to get some for the dinner table any help would be great.





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Offline bababooey

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Re: ? about old minning pit
« Reply #6 on: Feb 20, 2010, 02:00 PM »
Done know what the law is about how many lines you can have, but definately have a deadstick with a minnow and jig with a minnow head. Works around here anyway.
Good luck!

 



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