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  1. #1
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    Default Did a little pond fishing today

    Was 80 and sunny so got some minnows and caught a few fish. Its nice walking 4 doors down to the pond its a size 14 shoe to measure




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    Nice crappie! They should start up around here soon. Looking forward to getting some slabs like that!

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    They are spawning already actually last week seems everything is too early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvest1121 View Post
    They are spawning already actually last week seems everything is too early.
    Are you sure they're spawning? It should be prespawn. They don't spawn here until May. I can't imagine it's 2 months early. I know it's early but wow. When do they usually spawn?

    I don't even think it's prespawn here.

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    Default Early, but not necessarily 2 months

    Quote Originally Posted by Polarice View Post
    Are you sure they're spawning? It should be prespawn. They don't spawn here until May. I can't imagine it's 2 months early. I know it's early but wow. When do they usually spawn?

    I don't even think it's prespawn here.
    I think spawning is more dependent on water temp. than time of year (day, week or month). I'm no expert and not EXACTLY sure on this but I believe Northern Pike are the first to spawn (water temp. about 35-45 deg. F.), then Walleye (40-45), followed by perch (45-55), Crappies (60-65) and finally the 'Gills (60+).

    These are just the species I like to fish... I'm not really into bass or trout fishing so I can't speak to that, although I would like to get into trout fishing a little more.

    Right now down here I think the pike are probably about done and the walleyes are just starting (at least where I fish). I'm thinking this might be the weekend to be up at camp trying for pike.

    Strange thing is, the river I like to fish up by camp is very fickle... some years the walleye are done by opening weekend and already out in the lake... other years they haven't even been up-river yet... very seldom are they there on opening day.
    Last edited by ripcord; 03-20-2012 at 09:21 PM.

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