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Offline BobbyJ

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best crappie lake in New York?
« on: Jan 03, 2012, 01:06 AM »
Was wondering what is the best crappie lake in ny? Is it common knowldge or up for debate? I've fished most lakes in Western New York with ok success for the calicos.
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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 03, 2012, 01:14 AM »
Whats your favorite crappie lake in ny?

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 03, 2012, 05:30 AM »
Silver, but thats my favorite for just about everything. I fished lime lake last year at the tail end of the season cause its not far from home (not cause of the scenery ;D) and I talked to a guy walking on at dusk and said he hammers big crapps at night. Anyone concur?
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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 03, 2012, 05:45 AM »
whats  my  favorite  crappie  lake  in  new  york? :roflmao: oh  well  heres  the  keys  to  my  truck ....atm  card  is  in  glove  compartment  ,you need  my  pin ???? want  my  social  secutity  number too????  whats  my  favorite  crappie   spot ..now  you  guys  crack me  up  :roflmao: :roflmao:

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 03, 2012, 06:07 AM »
new to iceshanty here, i wanna learn more about silver lk also, its the closest to me, we pound the gills but wanna find the perch, crappie would be very cool also

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 03, 2012, 06:25 AM »
Most ice fishermen are tight lipped

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 03, 2012, 06:28 AM »
Good luck getting this info out of anyone on here ;D ;D ;D. Might as well ask guys for their first born daughter!!!
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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 03, 2012, 06:33 AM »
and i thought everyone was helpful on here, thats all i have hearing is how everyone helps others out  , heck i would let someone know where to go but not everyone is like me  i guess, to each there own, i just like to see people catch fish and have fun

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 03, 2012, 06:34 AM »
most CRAPPIE fishermen are tight lipped....the most quiet group in the whole community....

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 03, 2012, 06:34 AM »
Biggest crappie I have ever caught came out of eagle lake in Essex county.
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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 03, 2012, 06:45 AM »
and i thought everyone was helpful on here, thats all i have hearing is how everyone helps others out  , heck i would let someone know where to go but not everyone is like me  i guess, to each there own, i just like to see people catch fish and have fun


     There is a big difference between sharing a good spot with some "ONE", and posting your favorite spot so THOUSANDS can see it......    Not sure where you live but the two best crappie lakes in NY are Black Lake and Chautauqua Lake...
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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #11 on: Jan 03, 2012, 06:51 AM »
Champlain if you know where to go
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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #12 on: Jan 03, 2012, 06:52 AM »
"The best Jerry, the best!"


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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #13 on: Jan 03, 2012, 06:52 AM »
i second champlain! caought some realy big slobs out of there

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #14 on: Jan 03, 2012, 06:54 AM »
Technically speaking, Champlain isn't "in" NY. ;D

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #15 on: Jan 03, 2012, 07:01 AM »
ok well im not giving up my spot! and its in ny! ;D

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #16 on: Jan 03, 2012, 07:02 AM »
Silver, but thats my favorite for just about everything. I fished lime lake last year at the tail end of the season cause its not far from home (not cause of the scenery ;D) and I talked to a guy walking on at dusk and said he hammers big crapps at night. Anyone concur?
Many of my crappiest days have been on Silver........

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #17 on: Jan 03, 2012, 07:30 AM »
there are no crappies in champlain   ;D...........i can't wait to get on the ice.   :tipup:

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #18 on: Jan 03, 2012, 07:36 AM »
Does it have to be a lake?  ;D

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #19 on: Jan 03, 2012, 07:37 AM »
Hhhhhaaaa u guys r killer.  I believe my profile says rookie but it ain't my first rodeo. I don't hand out my "spots" that easily either but I thought the mention of a few lakes as a whole was ok.   ???
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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #20 on: Jan 03, 2012, 07:40 AM »
ballston lake. go ahead now thoes of you who think its a secret let me have it

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #21 on: Jan 03, 2012, 07:41 AM »
oh yeah, good luck finding them.

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #22 on: Jan 03, 2012, 07:49 AM »
devo knows the best crappie lake ever.

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #23 on: Jan 03, 2012, 08:14 AM »
onadaga lake ;D ;D ;D
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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #24 on: Jan 03, 2012, 08:19 AM »
my fav crappie lake is the one that has ICE ON IT

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #25 on: Jan 03, 2012, 08:39 AM »
 glenwood lake, big sewage treatment plant their.

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #26 on: Jan 03, 2012, 08:48 AM »
Alcove  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #27 on: Jan 03, 2012, 08:53 AM »
Hhhhhaaaa u guys r killer.  I believe my profile says rookie but it ain't my first rodeo. I don't hand out my "spots" that easily either but I thought the mention of a few lakes as a whole was ok.   ???
by the tracks near the marshes ?????

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #28 on: Jan 03, 2012, 09:02 AM »
You guys talk of silver lake but there are multiple silver lakes. The one I live on you can only hammer the crappy in summer, winter is a tough time for crappie here.  I have heard that lake Champlain has some good crappie fishing on hard water though.  I also have a house right down the road from eagle lake and I have a feeling that it will freeze before paradox lake.  Looks like im fishin there first.

You guys also like to keep your fishin spot a secret but why? I fished some good spots on champlain and other lakes in vermont as well as here in new york but it takes the right bait equipment and time to haul in a big catch.  Just because you gave up a good spot on here doesn't mean everyone is going to go there and fish it.  Then if there are people who will try to fish it they probably wont catch much.  On one specific lake in Vermont, fairfield pond, I was using some meal worms and pip squeks and I caught nothing.  I also had to walk through a foot of snow and even 2 feet in some spots.  The next time I was out I used some minnows and I killed the perch, I caught a fish every time i dropped to the bottom.  I caught maybe 10 perch and some were as long or longer than 13 inches but I just kept enough for a meal for myself.  The next time I went out on the ice which was a few weeks later I caught maybe 3 fish over 3 or 4 hours.  So really it takes more than just one trip from some outsider to catch a bunch of fish, even if they come back a few times they probably wont be able to perfect the technique each lake keeps secret.  For you people that are afraid to give up a good fishing spot, its a gamble but you have the home field advantage.  If any of you take the time to read this whole post I appreciate that and these are the reasons that I dont have a big problem sharing some good fishing spots.  Some spots are big enough that everyone could enjoy a good time fishing. I would rather people catching fish or even trying to catch fish in some of my favorite fishing spots because the challenge of finding the fish and getting the right technique is the best part of fishing. 

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Re: best crappie lake in New York?
« Reply #29 on: Jan 03, 2012, 09:11 AM »
I also have a house right down the road from eagle lake and I have a feeling that it will freeze before paradox lake.  Looks like im fishin there first.

might wanna check on that...might have been people fishing both lakes this weekend ;)

 



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