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Lake: Boedecker Reservoir
Fish: Black Crappie

10" Crappie minimum size - Boedecker

Post By: Icebuster      Posted: 3/31/2021 2:47:08 PM     Points: 211    
For any angler not aware. a 10" minimum size limit is new this year for Crappie in Boedecker. I noticed there were no signs up showing the new regulations. Please honor the size & limit. Last year we had some anglers abusing the small body of water during spawning.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Mar. 31, 3:00:41 PM     Points: 2507    
Thanks for the heads up Icebuster. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t get the latest CPW Fishing Brochure and read the regulations for the body of water they are going to fish. This should be a “no-brainer” for ANYONE fishing at the beginning of every new year.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Mar. 31, 3:32:22 PM     Points: 1707    
Good regulation to get them a little bigger. Signs aren’t too expansive to put up at least it would make people more aware.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Mar. 31, 4:38:44 PM     Points: 64037    
Should be a state wide thing. Thanks for the update,
 Reply by: bhooker      Posted: Mar. 31, 4:54:11 PM     Points: 3    
Would enjoy just a C&R on a quiet small body of water. How is the water level. Haven't ever caught anything there. Caught fish at Lone Tree, not anymore. Catch fish at Lon Hagler but it's getting over run.
 Reply by: ephemeral      Posted: Apr. 8, 2:15:17 PM     Points: 302    
I'm all for slightly less liberal regulations so long as it will increase the size structure of the intended fish species in question in the body of water. I used to catch a ton of crappies on Boedecker in the flooded brush and wherever one cound find a ball of shad getting mauled, along with some decent saugeyes and white bass off the dam near the pump house. Those glory days of the early "aughts" are, unfortunately, long gone for the time being. I hope this is the first of many steps taken to restore what was once a worthwhile fishery for something besides carp on a fly.

I should mention that I'm very much a catch and release angler, so not being able to take a limit of small crappies is not an issue for me, so my opinions probably do not reflect the opinion of many here.
 Reply by: cappyman      Posted: May. 2, 12:35:24 AM     Points: 2361    
i would like to see a slot limmit on the crappie. your large crappie are your sponers . the help keep the numbers up. so how about crappie between 10 to 13 inches can be kept to a limmit number. then any thing under 10 inches or over 13 inches releasted to grow an restock them selfs plzz tell me if you like that
 Reply by: critterstuffer      Posted: May. 2, 1:12:32 PM     Points: 4    
well said Cappyman ! Your a mind reader, pearsonaly i let 10s go, slot limits for sure , crappy size limit signs on all crappie waters.(i know thats a lot of signs) DONT CARE
 Reply by: Fish Crazy      Posted: May. 3, 9:11:01 PM     Points: 959    
I saw signs posted at several spots at the lake about a week ago with the new size limits. If not there any more, someone tore them down.
 Reply by: Fish Crazy      Posted: May. 4, 1:22:09 PM     Points: 959    
Signs definitely still posted at multiple locations at boat ramp & parking lot
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