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> Ice Fishing Crappie & Perch, 14"+ Crappie & 13" Jumbo Perch
sabmgb
Posted: Feb 15, 2022 - 07:31 am


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good meal there. I have never caught or tasted crappy. how do they compare to bluegill.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2022 - 07:48 am


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Honestly, I can't tell the difference bwt crappie and bluegill, after deep frying the fillets in beer batter..

I don't keep very many bluegill as they are generally too small, but the ones I kept - hand sized, the meat was identical to crappie IMO.

Comparing perch and crappie, the crappie meat is less firmer and sweeter. My family likes crappie and perch, the way I make it and it goes fast after prepared.

What I don't like, is cleaning crappie. Takes me longer, they have larger rib cage bones and awkward to hold and fillet. Perch and walleye, much easier to clean, and slightly more "enjoyable" to prepare...

Enjoyable? Ha... I hate cleaning fish!

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Posted: Feb 15, 2022 - 10:48 am


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If you don't mind me asking, what kind of depths are you targeting?



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Posted: Feb 15, 2022 - 11:23 am


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QUOTE (mslovak @ Feb 15, 2022 - 10:48 am)
If you don't mind me asking, what kind of depths are you targeting?

I am fishing in 7-9 fow with about 1 foot of weed growth on bottom. But can't fish the bottom 1 foot. It's a jungle. I jig the bait at 5 - 6 fow, so they come up from the bottom to hit the bait. Nearby there is a 13-15 fow drop-off. They move around a lot, in a somewhat tight school -- so some days I am on them, others nada..

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Posted: Feb 15, 2022 - 11:48 am


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thanks metalbuck, I started fishing for BG and SF last summer as I found a few spots with them all being at least 9" and bigger while i was chasing perch. Even got my first BG through the ice last week. I have bought some ultra light gear to fish for BG this summer. can't wait to get out and practice with it.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2022 - 02:41 pm


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Thanks for the reply!

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Posted: Feb 17, 2022 - 11:47 am


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Wow. Great fish.

Please PM me with location and details hahaha

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Michael Kerwin
Posted: Feb 17, 2022 - 01:56 pm


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Nice haul!

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