Author Topic: At what size do you start keeping crappie?  (Read 4260 times)

Mncrappie

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Re: At what size do you start keeping crappie?
« Reply #20 on: Jan 25, 2017, 11:15 PM »
Any fish over 8 I keep. Called fishing not releasing
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Chris338378

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Re: At what size do you start keeping crappie?
« Reply #21 on: Jan 26, 2017, 09:02 AM »
I'll keep them at 8 inches and above.

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Re: At what size do you start keeping crappie?
« Reply #22 on: Jan 26, 2017, 03:13 PM »
I recently adopted a self-imposed slot limit on crappies.  Previously I kept them starting at 10" but after doing some research, I learned how long it takes them to grow to 13 inches or more.  Now I tend to keep them between 10'' and 12".  In PA, a 12 inch crappie is usually about 8 years old but a 14+" fish is nearly 20 years old.  A 10-12 inch fish makes a good fillet but it takes far less time to replace that fish.  I now release those bigger breeding fish and keep the smaller ones (under 13"). 

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Re: At what size do you start keeping crappie?
« Reply #23 on: Jan 26, 2017, 03:22 PM »
We here in the land of Regulations and Taxes have no choice,9" min. 25 perday.I LOVE NEW YORK! (NOT >:()


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Re: At what size do you start keeping crappie?
« Reply #24 on: Feb 04, 2017, 05:50 PM »
Just over 13" went back. 11-12"'s come home

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