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Forum topic by Rick posted 05-30-2012 07:28 AM 2512 views 1 time favorited 58 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick

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05-30-2012 07:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question fishing

I belong to a Fishing Forum that pretty well covers the Great Lakes Area. Lake Simcoe is one of The Forums, and is about 50 Minutes or so North of my Home.

I just came off the Forum and one of the Guys is Complaing about having to catch nothing but Crappies and the occassional Pike.

He likes Bucket Mouth (Large Mouth) Bass Fishing the best, as do I. It doesn’t Open until the Last Weekend in June.

Crappie, Sunfish, Bluegill are not all that popular “Up Here”. I know some of you Guys and Gals ”Down There” really go for them.

I think I’m gonna start going after then also, after I saw the Pictures He’s ”Getting Tired Of Catching”.

I ask You …... are these considered to be a “Reasonable Size” as far as “Crappies” go??

The Pike? GIVE ME A BREAK!!! Any Day Of The Week would be FINE By Me!!!

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It HURTS just to Look at those “FISH”!!! ....LOL…
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EDIT & ADD: May 31/2012 12:12 AM EST.

I’m not even going to try and describe the exact “When & Where” The WWW is Full of Stories about this one!

Other than it’s on a Canadian Lake. One of the “Mid Provinces”. Apparently He had caught a Medium Size Pike and at Boat Side ….WHAM!! This Monster nailed his “Initial Pike”.

Pike and Muskie are Predator Fish and will Eat Anything includung their Own Species. So! Here it is …All 55Lbs. and 56 Inches of it!

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Now I have to give a Great Looking MUSKIE Equal Time. ...LOL…. Wadda You Think? I’d like to have That One in my Boat any day of the weak …Sorry Week!!
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Okay! I Have To GO Now …...............

Rick

PS: YES! This is a “Non Shop Talk Forum” Topic. I’m VERY Pleased with the Comments and Interest Shown. Almost like the Old Coffee Shop! GOOD STUFF You Guys! Thanks! Let’s do MORE of them!

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Dave

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#1 posted 05-30-2012 11:18 AM

Holly Crappie ! Get the flour and grease. Crappie has one of the best flavors there is in a fresh water fish and them is sum nice ones.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 11:42 AM

I’ve seen pictures of crappies that were as big as your hand. I guess he’s going to get a good meal from his.

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GMman

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#3 posted 05-30-2012 12:55 PM

That is what you call a catch

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#4 posted 05-30-2012 01:05 PM

I’m in the north east, Crappie or bluegill are nuisance fish.They don’t get nearly that size. They are annoying to catch, hard to unhook because of their tiny mouths and they eat bass eggs. I call pike “lake snakes”. Unless I am specifically fishing for pike, I hate catching them. I use light to ultra light gear. They will bite right through 4lb test mono and steal my expensive lures. In the winter we ice fish for pike, but with steel leaders.

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#5 posted 05-30-2012 01:21 PM

Those are some huge crappies. We fish sunfish and crappies all the time here. They are one of the best tasting fish there is in my opinion. Thats a nice northern. Most large northerns and muskies are fished for sport here. They are fun to hook, and really put up a fight.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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hairy

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#6 posted 05-30-2012 01:40 PM

Nice haul! I’m a perch fan, but I’m looking to cook ‘em.

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#7 posted 05-30-2012 03:32 PM

WOW!

Those are Fish!

When I first saw that Pike, I thought “WOW… you got a Musky!”
... but, it’s a Pike… a monster Pike!

Nice going!

I spent 2-1/2 years in Eau Claire… was fun fishing!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 05-30-2012 06:50 PM

Awesome catches!! thanks for sharing those with us Rick!

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 05-31-2012 02:11 AM

Crappie are very popular in Ok. as they are one of the best tasting fish. I have caught thousands of them and NEVER saw any that big. I thought the pic had been Photoshopped!

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#10 posted 05-31-2012 03:12 AM

Definitely the biggest sac-a-lait (as we call them in south Louisiana) I’ve ever seen!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 05-31-2012 04:32 AM

Thanks for all the Comments Guys! By the Sound of it I’m gonna have to learn how to Clean & Eat Crappie!

Actually I’m a “Prime Rib” type of Guy. Everything I catch (Or more Truthfully … Don’t Catch.) goes back in the water.

I Love to Fish just for the Shear? Tranquility and Joy of being out/on or Under the Water. (Pisces)

Pike & Muskie are not that easy to tell apart so I’ll add this “Info Sheet” for Y’all.

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They’ll probably Downsize it for here so if it’s to small to read....Hold Down “Control (Ctrl)” and at the same time, use your Mouse Wheel to Increase (Or Decrease) the Size.

CHEERS ALL: Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Dave

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#12 posted 05-31-2012 11:20 AM

Thats not fair you use girls in bikinis to catch fish.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#13 posted 05-31-2012 11:38 AM

Nice fish Rick.
I want to go fishing so bad.
I haven’t been able to get the chance though.

As for the crappie, those I believe are nice size no matter where you live.

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William

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#14 posted 05-31-2012 11:41 AM

You know, most people just scale, gut, and defin crappie. Then they batter and fry them down here. With crappie that size though, you could fillet them.

Around here, we catch bream. As long as they are about the size of your hand, they’re large enough to eat. The problem with that though, is I have a lot of kids who don’t like bones. Get good with a fillet knife though, and you can still fillet them. It just takes a lot more of them to feed the family.

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#15 posted 05-31-2012 11:49 AM

Urghhhh.
I only catch catfish :P

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