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#3157602 - 02/09/13 05:43 PM TARP Crappie
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Ain't caught one this big in a long time.
Messed the picture up and you can't even see the end of it.

Pinched it's tail together and it went to right at 16" \:D

Caught it in our neighborhood pond after man whipped me at Garrett Lake today. \:D



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#3157647 - 02/09/13 06:11 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: RUGER]
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Congrats, that is a big slab. Beat my tarp crappie by 3/4 inch \:D but mine was just a fluke, caught trolling in dale hollow. Gotta love the neighborhood ponds.
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#3157661 - 02/09/13 06:16 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: catman529]
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I am gonna call it 15 1/2" just to be fair. \:D
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#3157755 - 02/09/13 07:26 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
I am gonna call it 15 1/2" just to be fair. \:D
since its mouth is open it would be more like 15.5 \:D
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#3157763 - 02/09/13 07:29 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: catman529]
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Nice fish!
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#3158404 - 02/10/13 10:01 AM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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Very nice. I really like the TARP program. I have 3 on the wall (blue cat, brown trout and musky) Congrats on your TARP fish!
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#3158534 - 02/10/13 12:11 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: bigluresonly]
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Thanks biglures.
I am wondering now if I should even send it in.
I was in a hurry when I took the picture and didn't even think about closing it's mouth or nothing like that.
Plus I didn't even get it all in the picture. \:\(

Dunno if they would even accept it or not.



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#3158551 - 02/10/13 12:22 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: RUGER]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Thanks biglures.
I am wondering now if I should even send it in.
I was in a hurry when I took the picture and didn't even think about closing it's mouth or nothing like that.
Plus I didn't even get it all in the picture. \:\(

Dunno if they would even accept it or not.

was MAN with you? He can sign the form as a witness, no pic needed.
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#3158735 - 02/10/13 02:45 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
Thanks biglures.
I am wondering now if I should even send it in.
I was in a hurry when I took the picture and didn't even think about closing it's mouth or nothing like that.
Plus I didn't even get it all in the picture. \:\(

Dunno if they would even accept it or not.


I would fill out the form and send it in. That is a trophy fish for that species! I was with Simms when I caught my TARP blue cat. I didn't have a pic of the fish on a ruler so I just sent in the pic of me and my dad holding it. 42" 53lbs. Two weeks after I sent it in someone from the TARP program called me to clarify what county I was in (I had left it blank by mistake). I told him I wasn't really sure and he figured it out when I told him where I was and congratulated me on a fine catch. Every time I look at them on the wall it reminds me of some great trips. Send that bad boy in!

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#3158751 - 02/10/13 02:58 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: bigluresonly]
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Very nice fish Ruger! What is the TARP Program?
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#3158811 - 02/10/13 03:51 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: JohnnyDollar]
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JohnnyDollar,
It is the Tennessee Angler Recognition Program.
Pretty interesting I think.

My goal is a TARP bream.

Here is the link that tells all about it.

http://www.tn.gov/twra/fish/tarp/tarp.html
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#3158816 - 02/10/13 03:57 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: RUGER]
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10 inches for a bluegill.. I caught a 9" that was fried up at the vous... I have never caught one that was 10 inches but when they are on the bed I think I will find one.
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#3158828 - 02/10/13 04:05 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
10 inches for a bluegill.. I caught a 9" that was fried up at the vous... I have never caught one that was 10 inches but when they are on the bed I think I will find one.


Stretch and I were fishing with rsimms a few years ago and he asked if we would be interested in catching some bream.
He had no idea that is my absolute favorite fish to catch.

We caught, best I remember, in the neighborhood of 60+ bream.
ALL of them we kept were 9" to 9 3/4" long.

Been after one ever since.

I will get it this year.
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#3158838 - 02/10/13 04:09 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: RUGER]
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ooh dang that is frustrating. reminds me of summer flounder fishing in NJ. minimum legal length to keep is 18 inches and they all were short... except one guy who was fishing for striper with clams and accidentally caught an 18 inch flounder while reeling in his line.
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#3158950 - 02/10/13 05:31 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: catman529]
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Wow, that's very interesting. I know you can catch a 10" bream anything Glenn Springs Lake, also a 11" red ear.
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#3158996 - 02/10/13 06:22 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: JohnnyDollar]
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 Originally Posted By: JohnnyDollar
Wow, that's very interesting. I know you can catch a 10" bream anything Glenn Springs Lake, also a 11" red ear.

What's the secret to fishing that lake? It's mighty nice, but I haven't heard many folks do much good there in recent years. Minimum length on crappie is now only 8".

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#3159008 - 02/10/13 06:33 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: TNRazorback]
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Yes the minimum has been 8 for about 4-5 years. You can catch pretty much your limit of crappie and bream there. I normally fish for the crappie after the spawn and catch them around 5 foot deep. The bream are usually around the points. There are huge bass and catfish in that lake but I don't really know how to bass fish.
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#3159176 - 02/10/13 08:45 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: JohnnyDollar]
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Awesome
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#3159397 - 02/11/13 06:36 AM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: easy45]
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Nice Crappie Ruger. Good luck on the Bluegill.
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#3159483 - 02/11/13 08:31 AM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: GRAMPS]
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Nice one Ruger!
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#3159574 - 02/11/13 09:51 AM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: JohnnyDollar]
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Awesome fish, congrats!
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#3159605 - 02/11/13 10:13 AM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: Dbllunger]
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I had forgotten about that program - I'm glad you mentioned it! I need to pull together some info to document a couple of mine.

I caught a bream a long time ago that was ~ 11" that I got mounted (I'll have to go measure the exact length), and a white bass that was 18-19 inches that would qualify.

My biggest freshwater accomplishment came from the MS River - a 68 lb blue catfish (51" long). Unfortunately, I doubt it qualifies...I caught it past the TN state line down into Mississippi. That's too bad.
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#3159611 - 02/11/13 10:16 AM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: JohnnyDollar]
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Very nice!
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#3160087 - 02/11/13 06:32 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: Winchester]
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Thats a great fish,they dont come that big around hear very often,Crosshairy I hate to tell you but you only have 90 days to send the info in,I found the rules at about 100 for this 1
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#3160233 - 02/11/13 08:10 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: mike243]
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eek...well...back to square one, then \:\)

Thanks for the info. Saved me some trouble, hah!
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#3160458 - 02/11/13 09:59 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: JohnnyDollar]
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great fish but most fish are measured to the split in their tail \:\)

I caught a 15" couple years back...love it...

good job...
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#3160464 - 02/11/13 10:02 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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 Originally Posted By: DBLAARCHERY
great fish but most fish are measured to the split in their tail \:\)

I caught a 15" couple years back...love it...

good job...
the TWRA instructions say to squeeze the tail together and measure to the tip. But for weight calculating purposes, measuring to the split would be better.
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#3160468 - 02/11/13 10:05 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: DBLAARCHERY
great fish but most fish are measured to the split in their tail \:\)

I caught a 15" couple years back...love it...

good job...
the TWRA instructions say to squeeze the tail together and measure to the tip. But for weight calculating purposes, measuring to the split would be better.
I play in the big water ;\) I rarely play in the ponds \:\) everything saltwater is measured to the split ;\) I know the rules I just giving him a hard time...
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#3160517 - 02/11/13 11:09 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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 Originally Posted By: DBLAARCHERY
 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: DBLAARCHERY
great fish but most fish are measured to the split in their tail \:\)

I caught a 15" couple years back...love it...

good job...
the TWRA instructions say to squeeze the tail together and measure to the tip. But for weight calculating purposes, measuring to the split would be better.
I play in the big water ;\) I rarely play in the ponds \:\) everything saltwater is measured to the split ;\) I know the rules I just giving him a hard time...
the split.... last time I caught fish in saltwater it was flounder and they don't have a split tail \:D how do you measure that? \:D
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#3161072 - 02/12/13 12:38 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: catman529]
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The rules are different on measuring saltwater fish depending on the species.

When you pull out the creel limits publication, it's a stinkin' encyclopedia to memorize. A lot of them say something like "24 inches TL" which means "total length", but others will end in an FL, which is "fork length"

I generally print off a table of the most common species and keep it in my tackle box.

The real trick comes when you catch something but you don't know the name of it, LOL
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#3176897 - 02/26/13 01:31 PM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: JohnnyDollar]
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Ruger, you show enough of the fish on the ruler to see that it is big enough to qualify.
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#3177579 - 02/27/13 02:36 AM Re: TARP Crappie [Re: Crosshairy]
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Good job Ruger. More congrats catching a fish that size out of a pond. That just doesnt happen much. Your gona run out of wall space with all these tarp certificates your gona get if u keep on.
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