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Fish: Black Crappie

Passing it along to the young ones

Post By: Swampy13      Posted: 3/9/2019 3:53:03 PM     Points: 76    
Since Pathway and I seemed to have patterned some crappie well enough at one of the state parks I decided it was time to get one of the grandsons on to some. I also knew that getting a 10 year old to see or feel a very light crappie bite might be a challenge. He spent the night with grandma and I so his parents didn't have to get up early to get him ready. Pathway, the grandson and I arrived just before the first hint of light. It didn't take long to locate the school. I spent some time showing him how the fish finder worked and our technique for catching the buggers, then I let him at it. He did very well and had some on the ice in short order. There were two or three times all three of us had one on at the same time. We fished until about 11:30 when the wind and rain showed up. The grandson had a great time and he caught about 30, keeping ten to take home. A white tube at 20'-25' was the ticket.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 3/9/2019 4:27:59 PM     Points: 6381    
Get him a piano wire strike indicator . . . .it will show him every hit,even the lightest hit will be an easy read.
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 3/9/2019 5:10:41 PM     Points: 531    
When he wasn't busy catching fish he was busy eating.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 3/10/2019 11:11:45 AM     Points: 10580    
Very cool, fins up to grandpa and uncle Pathway.
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: 3/11/2019 9:01:17 AM     Points: 295    
Hard to believe Tesher is 10 already. Looks like hes picking up the sport very well. Course hes got two of the best to teach him. Nice to see smiling kids and their fishes any day.
 Reply by: TeamGR3      Posted: 3/11/2019 9:09:29 AM     Points: 1534    
AWESOME- wish I had my kiddos here full time, enjoy every minute they grow up quick-great to see our future conservation warriors !!!!