Chris DeMartine

1.7 lb. Black Crappie caught by Chris DeMartine fishing in New York on 08/19/07

Posted by Chris DeMartine Expert Member over 11 years ago

Black Crappie
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14.0" / 1.7 lb. Black Crappie caught by Chris DeMartine fishing on Sunday August 19, 2007 at 08:00 1.25 km from Cleverdale in Warren County, New York (NY), United States North America using a 1/2 oz. Bush Hog - Colorado Blade - Yellow & White a Spinnerbait

Who would have thunk it? I caught a big black crappie while trolling for Northern Pike in 35+ feet of water off of Assmembly Point in Harris Bay, Lake George. I used lead core line to get the spinner bait down deep. Turns out my Northern Pike catch turned out to be less than a pound in total (2 little snakes).

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Brandon Mabrey

nice one

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 9 years ago

that fish is beautiful!

Posted by Leslie Rott over 9 years ago

Albert Scantleberry

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.I'M A COVERTED SALT MAN.I FIND THAT
FRESH WATER IS MORE INTRESTING AND I LOVE FISHING LURES
THERE ARE SILL MANY TECHNIQUES THAT I HAVE TO LEARN.I'M
LOOKING FORWARD TO DROP SHOTIN FOR THE FIRST TIME.TAKE
CARE AND STAY WELL

Posted by Albert Scantleberry Expert Member over 10 years ago

Chris DeMartine

I've only fished for them a couple of times in the past 20 years (when I actually caught a couple reaching 3 lbs.). I already gave you the secret for catching them in the summer, but here's a little extra info:

1 -- find the fish by trolling; don't bother using the fish finder except for weeds & depth. There will be small schools of big crappies scattered around Harris Bay so you might as well have your lines in the water.

2 -- use lead core or wire line with a long mono leader to get down deep. Most of the big ones will be in 35 feet of water from late June through early September.

3 -- troll very, very slow with small lures -- like rooster tail spinners (1/8 ounce) -- bright colors, etc..

4 -- stay right above the weeds and keep your drag on the loosest point so you don't rip the hook out of their mouth.

5 -- I'm telling you... if you really want to have fun, then ice fish Harris Bay. The pickeral are huge & plentiful -- and I'm sure other big species move in during winter.

Best of luck!

Posted by Chris DeMartine Expert Member over 10 years ago

The FishWhisperer Guide Service

hey Chris ,

I have wanted to fish for the George Crappies my whole life do you or anyone you know target them specifically
in the summer or winter. If so where? That is a dandy of a fish and you wont find any cleaner fish than the ones out of lake george.

Posted by The FishWhisperer Guide Service over 10 years ago

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