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Old 01-05-2013, 09:50 AM
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In the places you fish, what inch mark do you tend to keep crappie at and what would you consider a big crappie?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:51 AM
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usually start keeping around 9-10" and consider 14+ to be big
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:24 AM
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:29 AM
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10" usually a keeper in my eyes and 14"+ big one got one 14 the other day boy did he taste good think 15" is master angler not to sure bout that though
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:51 AM
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14" is master angler for both black and white
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:54 AM
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Threw back a bunch of 9 - 10's this morning.

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Old 01-05-2013, 12:31 PM
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usually start keeping around 9-10" and consider 14+ to be big

Fremont's got tons of MA size specs Mike, I have flipped back a few incidentals around 14" and personally seen a 15.5" ripped & tossed back.I usually don't keep'M unless somebody wants them.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:53 PM
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Keep 10's. First 10 = $1.00 First 13 = $2.00
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:26 PM
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I keep them when they're about 10 inches and consider anything over 15 a big one. The biggest I've caught was 17 3/4 inches.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:34 PM
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i keep about foot longs and up, my secret spot 15 and 16s arent uncommon but i guess i never thought about putting in for a master angler
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If they are big enough to eat they are big enough to keep...
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:12 AM
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I agree with most 9" is where I draw the line anything smaller is a waist not much meat.

I figure these sizes are comparable with the amount of cleaned meat
9" Crappie
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:59 AM
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Here's some nice ones! Not sure where its at though....

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10" and 13" are eaters , most 14" and ups go back when it's just me out there fishing.
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Sounds like this could go QCM Quality Crappie Management . Typically keep 8" + unless the hook went too deep.
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