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#1 Giuga10

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:58 PM

I fished a local Stormwater Drainage Pond last week for some Sunfish with my Size 0 Mepps Aglia.
 
It started off as planned with a nice sized Sunfish after about 10 minutes.
 
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After the Sunfish the fishing started to pick up and I landed 4 5-7 inch OOS Bass. They were quickly released and completely unharmed.
 
The fishing slowed down after that and the rain began to pick up.
 
I moved to a different spot where I had luck the previous year at it did not dissapoint.
 
After casting for about 4 minutes and getting some follows from smaller fish I spotted a big fish following my lure. By the looks of it underwater it looked like a female Largemouth that is filling up with eggs because a fish this size is unheard of in this pond.
 
The lure was 5 feet away from me and the fish was not backing down, it took a quick swipe at my lure and since it was so close I was able to quickly pull it out of the water. It revealed itself to be a huge Black Crappie.
 
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The picture above doesn't do it justice. This one shows that it was a little bigger than my head. And there was no camera trick by putting the fish closer to the lens, I lined the fish up right beside my head for the picture.
 
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I dipped it in the water to give me just a bit more time to weigh it.
 
She weighed in at 1.4 and a quarter LBS and is a personal best for me by a landslide. 
 
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A truly unforgettable experience!

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#2 Clab

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:12 PM

This is a beauty man good job.
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#3 Brian

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:12 PM

Nice Crappie dude...


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#4 buck

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

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#5 Giuga10

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

very nice fish... were you still fishing the drainage pond when you caught it?

 

Yeah same pond, different spot.


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#6 buck

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:33 PM

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#7 FishingNoob

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:54 PM

Nice Report. Pond fisherman myself. :D


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#8 hamiltonangler94

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:49 PM

I wish the pond I regularly fish had crappie that size...congrats on the catch!
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#9 worldslaziestninja

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:28 AM

I fish a small pond that holds big crappy like in my picture as well.  This is a great time of year for them. 


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#10 iFish

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:14 PM

Nice catch and write up. You've inspired me to try some pound crappie fishing.
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#11 iJay

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:43 PM

Nice fish!!!


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#12 Drma_drma_Plovak2013

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:04 PM

Went out yesterday to Holland landing and got a black Crappie . It weighed 600g(1.32 Lbs) and was a dandy!

Got it on a live minnow. That place was crazy yesterday, no parking anywhere. Way too much garbage on the shore. I did my deed and collected as much as possible.

Was a very slow bite, with bunch of perch and blue gill.

When the weather gets warmer, hope to have more sucess off the shore in canals.

 

Good luck and keep 'dem lines tight!


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#13 ChasinTails

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:43 PM

wanna reveal that pond lol ?


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#14 alwayscatching

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:02 PM

I feel like you posted this exact same thread last year. Either way nice crappie. I managed to pull out a pond crappie off a pike minnow fishing for pike. This monster was a joy to reel in!

 

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Most justice I can do for the picture to make you realize how big this fish is, is by telling you my hands are 10 1/2 inches and I weigh in at 274 lbs 6'2.


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#15 Dugger

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:25 PM

that's a sweet black crappie!


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#16 FISHCHRIS

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:12 PM

great crappie giuga10 thanks for sharing the story and pic :cool:


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#17 Rower123

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:02 AM

That's a huge crappie, nice.
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#18 richardjai

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:06 PM

its a great feeling to pull in a monster pan fish.

when I was 14, I hit a up a small pond by rice lake.

I pulled out a 1.2 lb crappie (pb)

and the largest rockbass Ive ever seen, it weighed in at 2.4 lbs

 

I got a pic around somewhere. the thing was massive


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#19 Giuga10

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:33 PM

I feel like you posted this exact same thread last year. Either way nice crappie. I managed to pull out a pond crappie off a pike minnow fishing for pike. This monster was a joy to reel in!

 

http://s1363.photobu...65073b.jpg.html

 

 

Most justice I can do for the picture to make you realize how big this fish is, is by telling you my hands are 10 1/2 inches and I weigh in at 274 lbs 6'2.

 

No, this is the first time I've posted this. I only started posting on this forum this year, but I've been a member for a while.


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#20 GaryC

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:40 PM

Going to have to try some ponds around here now :P  Hopefully I run into this pond.  Nice catch!


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