Crappie News! This last weekend I decided to head to Clear Lake with my son and find where the Crappie are hiding
! The good news is we did fine some of the biggest Crappie I ve ever seen, we did'nt catch alot of fish but the Crappie we did catch were over 3lbs
, we had 15 fish in all, all female loaded with eggs, we released most of the Crappie to catch another day, only keeping 4 of the smaller fish, all the fish over 3lbs were released back into the lake.
It was a very late night bit 1am till 3am on minnows just off the bottom in about 18ft of water. I did talk to alot of fisherman all over the lake and the crappie were bitting in the normal area's. It was also a very late night bit.
I have friends that have been camping for 2 months at Clear Lake and the story's the same a very late night bit and on minnows. The water is still cold and if you willing to work to catch the Crappie, the fish were very large fish 2 3/4lbs to over 3lbs.
I had second thoughts on posting were I found the fish, because of the miss handling of limits and these females were very big fish and loaded with eggs. The future is in our hands for the Crappie fishing in Clear Lake and the handling of these very big Crappie is in our hands. Lets don't fish out the Big Crappie, like the Catfisherman have done with the big Catfish over 20lbs in Clear Lake.