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#1350448 - 06/01/09 08:14 PM Crappie killed by sunfish
jakeway
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Sunday I was out on Old Hickory in my kayak, caught a few smallish bass, when I noticed a fish floating on the surface, naturally I paddled over to investigate.

It was a large crappie, looking bloated but fresh. It’s mouth was wide open and his gills extended. It looked fresh so I scooped it up. It had a 4.5 inch sunfish stuck sideways in it’s mouth. Both the sunfish and the crappie were still alive, but barely strong enough to wiggle their fins. I surmise that the sunfish blocked the water flowing over the crappie’s gills, so he suffocated. The sunfish’s mouth was stuck in the crappies face, so it also couldn’t get oxygen.

I’ve eaten road kill venison before, so now I can add Lake Kill Crappie to my list of accomplishments.






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#1350452 - 06/01/09 08:17 PM Re: Crappie killed by sunfish [Re: ]
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Bit off more that he could chew lol
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#1350453 - 06/01/09 08:17 PM Re: Crappie killed by sunfish [Re: ]
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sometimes you we can see the darnest things
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#1350541 - 06/01/09 09:14 PM Re: Crappie killed by sunfish [Re: jakeway]
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Dang thats Ashame thats a dandy!!
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#1350562 - 06/01/09 09:23 PM Re: Crappie killed by sunfish [Re: spitndrum]
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#1350636 - 06/01/09 10:19 PM Re: Crappie killed by sunfish [Re: Football Hunter]
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#1350653 - 06/01/09 10:55 PM Re: Crappie killed by sunfish [Re: JA1234]
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Very cool!
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#1350842 - 06/02/09 06:37 AM Re: Crappie killed by sunfish [Re: gil1]
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#1350883 - 06/02/09 07:04 AM Re: Crappie killed by sunfish [Re: mike243]
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Hey Jakeway, if you were on the lake Sunday in a kayak I congratulate you for your survival skills. Holy Moly what a zoo OH was on Sunday. It looked like the lake scene on Caddyshack!! If any bass survived in shallow water with constant 2' breakers slamming the shores it will me a miracle.
By the way, that size crappie seemed to me to be the dominant size I was catching all spring. OH was really on fire from mid March until the high water hit.

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#1351180 - 06/02/09 09:49 AM Re: Crappie killed by sunfish [Re: Cuttin Caller]
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 Originally Posted By: Cuttin Caller
sometimes you we can see the darnest things


Remember that time the snake was trying to eat that fish at Piney? That was awesome.



I must say that is the first time I have seen that though. Pretty cool and a good way to get a couple fillets. \:D
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