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What is a Crappie .

Postby the laird » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:52 pm

Is it a myth.
I think it is something you perplex us Scots with.
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Postby dcarp » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:04 pm

The Laird,

Yes, Crappie are real! Here's a link to some good general information about Crappie:

Crappie Link

My grandfather was a big fan of crappie fishing. He'd generally troll with rubber tailed jigs on small lakes and reservoirs for them. My brother and I would make one trip a year with him to his favorite lake and catch 75-100 fish over the course of a weekend. We'll filet the fish, then roll in flour, salt and pepper and fry in hot vegetable oil. MMMM, delicious!

Sadly, my grandfather passed away when he was 63 due to a heart attack (his 2nd, and likely caused by too many years of eating deep fried fish!), but he died doing what he loved best. After a long weekend of fishing, he was loading the boat on the trailer for the trip home and felt chest pains. Being a long ways from any type of medical facility, my grandmother helped him to the edge of the lake and they sat together, watched the sunset and he passed.

BTW - Is the Loch Ness Monster Real? or is that something to perplex us Americans with??? :wink:

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Aye Young Sir.

Postby the laird » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:10 pm

The Loch Ness Monster also perplexes us Scots as well.
But we all ken it is real.
My sympathy about your Grandfather.
I will be 62 this new year.and still fish on.
But would like very much to catch a Crappie.
Yours in RwFF.
Auld Paddy. (tha Laird).
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Postby dcarp » Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:54 pm

The Laird,

If you'd like to catch one, go to one of the ponds containing bass and bluegill. Tie on a #10-12 streamer like the Black Nose Dace (or maybe a Carrie Stevens Streamer), add a bit of split shot and twitch it along the bottom. You'll have yourself a Crappie in no time at all!

Tights lines and keeping on fishing!

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Young Sir.

Postby the laird » Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:58 pm

May I thank you Kindly.
I took your advice and fished Barron ponds.
And on my second cast I caught one of those little Crappie whitch had been eluding me.
Again may I thank you Kindly.
Auld Paddy.(the Laird of Drumpellier).
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