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#1262650 - 03/27/09 10:26 AM 12 in crappie minimum
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to all real crappie fishermen-

call your wildlife commisioners and tell them you are sick of having to go to mississippi to consistently catch decent size fish, and that you would like to see a 12 in minimum for crappie, and to leave the creel limit at thirty. also tell them you don't buy that crap that our fish won't grow fast enough, and that you are sick of whiners who say it won't work and they can't catch em that big. also tell em you hate seeing the millions of dollars of revenue pour into mississippi due to lower expectations of twra fishery management.

if eight, nine, and ten inchers satisfy you, then you should fish on a farm pond or on the bank sitting on a bucket.

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#1262651 - 03/27/09 10:29 AM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: ]
Trapper John
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N'ah.
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#1262680 - 03/27/09 10:55 AM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: Trapper John]
go_okfishin
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 Originally Posted By: Trapper John
N'ah.


Double N'ah.
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#1262685 - 03/27/09 11:01 AM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: ]
Physiksgeek
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 Originally Posted By: deerlawyer
to all real crappie fishermen-

call your wildlife commisioners and tell them you are sick of having to go to mississippi to consistently catch decent size fish, and that you would like to see a 12 in minimum for crappie, and to leave the creel limit at thirty. also tell them you don't buy that crap that our fish won't grow fast enough, and that you are sick of whiners who say it won't work and they can't catch em that big. also tell em you hate seeing the millions of dollars of revenue pour into mississippi due to lower expectations of twra fishery management.

if eight, nine, and ten inchers satisfy you, then you should fish on a farm pond or on the bank sitting on a bucket.


Man.....you my friend have mastered the written word. Your eloquent comments were so inclusive and down to earth that it made me quit what I was doing and call my wildlife commisioner and regurgitate every unsubstantiated fact you told me too. No sir.....no err of superiority there. Thanks for taking up the cause of "real crappie fishermen"!
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#1262735 - 03/27/09 11:50 AM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: ]
Marlin308
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And yet another reason to hate lawyers...
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#1263191 - 03/27/09 02:10 PM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: ]
B.D.
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We've been over this. A 12" size limit would be pointless in Tennessee because the growth rate is too slow. In most places in Tennessee, it takes as long (or longer) for a crappie to reach 10" as it does for a Mississippi crappie to grow to 12". A lot of our crappie die of natural causes (not harvest) without ever growing to 12". Putting a 12" size limit on them won't work if they're simply not growing that big.

Look at Tellico. That lake has one of the slowest growth rates in the state. Lots of small crappie but they don't live long enough to grow to 10" at their growth rate. Putting a 10" size limit on that lake hasn't increased the number of keepers because it takes 5 years for a Tellico crappie to grow to 10" and their average life expectancy is closer to 4 years. A 10" limit there gives you plenty of 8-9" throwbacks but not more keepers.

If they grew fast and lived forever we could put a 20" size limit on them and catch giant crappie all day long, but that's not how it works.

 Originally Posted By: deerlawyer
also tell them you don't buy that crap that our fish won't grow fast enough


Do you have any science to back that up? You can "not buy" it all day long, but TWRA has years of sampling data that say otherwise.

You might as well call NASA and tell them that you "don't buy that crap" about the moon being make of rocks, because you believe it is made of cheese.

bd


Edited by Brian Dunigan (03/27/09 02:14 PM)

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#1263197 - 03/27/09 02:12 PM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: Marlin308]
B.D.
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 Originally Posted By: Marlin308
And yet another reason to hate lawyers...


Hey, don't hate us all based on that one guy! There are lawyers for every side of an issue. \:\)

bd

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#1263393 - 03/27/09 03:38 PM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: B.D.]
stik
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NO NO NO **** NO!!!!
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#1263475 - 03/27/09 04:43 PM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: B.D.]
mike243
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Registered: 09/06/06
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 Originally Posted By: Brian Dunigan
We've been over this. A 12" size limit would be pointless in Tennessee because the growth rate is too slow. In most places in Tennessee, it takes as long (or longer) for a crappie to reach 10" as it does for a Mississippi crappie to grow to 12". A lot of our crappie die of natural causes (not harvest) without ever growing to 12". Putting a 12" size limit on them won't work if they're simply not growing that big.

Look at Tellico. That lake has one of the slowest growth rates in the state. Lots of small crappie but they don't live long enough to grow to 10" at their growth rate. Putting a 10" size limit on that lake hasn't increased the number of keepers because it takes 5 years for a Tellico crappie to grow to 10" and their average life expectancy is closer to 4 years. A 10" limit there gives you plenty of 8-9" throwbacks but not more keepers.

If they grew fast and lived forever we could put a 20" size limit on them and catch giant crappie all day long, but that's not how it works.

 Originally Posted By: deerlawyer
also tell them you don't buy that crap that our fish won't grow fast enough


Do you have any science to back that up? You can "not buy" it all day long, but TWRA has years of sampling data that say otherwise.

You might as well call NASA and tell them that you "don't buy that crap" about the moon being make of rocks, because you believe it is made of cheese.

bd

a fellar could almost change the word crappie for deer ;\) \:\) ,mike243
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#1263558 - 03/27/09 05:29 PM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: ]
ewc
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Registered: 02/01/02
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 Originally Posted By: deerlawyer
to all real crappie fishermen-

call your wildlife commisioners and tell them you are sick of having to go to mississippi to consistently catch decent size fish, and that you would like to see a 12 in minimum for crappie, and to leave the creel limit at thirty. also tell them you don't buy that crap that our fish won't grow fast enough, and that you are sick of whiners who say it won't work and they can't catch em that big. also tell em you hate seeing the millions of dollars of revenue pour into mississippi due to lower expectations of twra fishery management.

if eight, nine, and ten inchers satisfy you, then you should fish on a farm pond or on the bank sitting on a bucket.


Amen. We also need an age limit on doves. I'm thinking 4-

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