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#1280041 - 04/07/09 10:57 AM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: ]
B.D.
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So I've presented two concepts:

1. Crappie in most TN lakes take 5 years or more to grow beyond 12".

2. Most crappie don't live more than 4 to 5 years.

And you say "I am not sure it has a whole lot of bearing on whether a length min will work or not"???

Are you kidding? You don't see how those things fit together?

bd

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#1281150 - 04/07/09 09:14 PM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: B.D.]
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer
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 Originally Posted By: Brian Dunigan
1. Crappie in most TN lakes take 5 years or more to grow beyond 12".


i will take your word for that, but still irrelevant if the lake is capable of consistently producing large fish, like ky lake and reelfoot.

 Originally Posted By: Brian Dunigan
2. Most crappie don't live more than 4 to 5 years.


"most crappie" includes the gillions that get eaten before they reach ten inches, correct? this is probably a good thing or there would be serious overpopulation.

the relevant question is, ....OF THE CRAPPIE THAT DO LIVE TO TEN INCHES...... how many can make it til twelve inches if not removed by fishermen, in ky lake and reelfoot? i contend that a significant number of them could. of course some of them would still die of predation, etc. now, if you tell me that 90% of the ten inchers will die of old age before reaching twelve inches, then you support you point but will have to show me the proof.
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#1281245 - 04/07/09 09:51 PM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: ]
OldHunter
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Registered: 07/01/07
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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.


I consider myself a "real crappie fisherman" and I think if you were a "real crappie fisherman" your argument would be moot. \:\)

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#1281771 - 04/08/09 10:27 AM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: OldHunter]
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sorry, i meant to say "reel" crappie fishermen! \:\)
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#1283730 - 04/09/09 05:32 PM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: B.D.]
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer
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 Originally Posted By: Brian Dunigan
So I've presented two concepts:

1. Crappie in most TN lakes take 5 years or more to grow beyond 12".

2. Most crappie don't live more than 4 to 5 years.

And you say "I am not sure it has a whole lot of bearing on whether a length min will work or not"???

Are you kidding? You don't see how those things fit together?

bd


come on BD, address the points i made???

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#1286157 - 04/11/09 09:05 PM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: ]
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i've been thinking about this, and i am gonna call bullsh!t on the "Crappie in most TN lakes take 5 years or more to grow beyond 12" thing. i am gonna have to see some proof on that. i have some four inch shiner minnows less than eight months old. why would the craps grow any slower in good water. you may be right, but i gotta see the facts and the research. bring it!!
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#1287379 - 04/13/09 07:50 AM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: ]
AlabamaSwamper
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Call the Region biologist and talk to him about it. Most will have all the data you need. They harvest so many fish per year, normally during shocking days and age them.
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#1287388 - 04/13/09 07:59 AM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: 4onaside]
Slaughter-06
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Registered: 05/03/01
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It takes 3 years for a Crappie to reach 12" and or 1 pound in Mississippi. does anybody know how long it would take in Tennessee.
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#1289009 - 04/14/09 08:58 AM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: Slaughter-06]
AlabamaSwamper
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They only reach 12" in 3 years in a few lakes in MS. Grenada and Sardis I believe are two of them. I'm not sure they reach it that fast but I'll find out for sure. Much like they probably do in a few of the oxbow lakes in TN and maybe Reelfoot but I'm not sure.

The majority of MS is much like TN and AL where it takes 5-8 years depending on the lake. That's why those are the only lakes where the 12" rule is in effect in MS.

I've been told that GUntersville Lake could support a 12" rule simply because the growth rates are faster.
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#1298535 - 04/21/09 03:40 PM Re: 12 in crappie minimum [Re: stik]
num1medic
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 Originally Posted By: stik
NO NO NO **** NO!!!!
DITTO, that has go to be the dumdest thing I've ever saw put on here.
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