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tengy01
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 11:22 PM 02/14/10 (CST)
just a question. not sure but thinking about going up to Green Lake, maybe Chisago Lake or South Center. talked to a buddy from work and he said crappies HAD to be 9in limit to keep. True or False?
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 08:18 AM 02/15/10 (CST)
I have fished Green and I have never heard of any slots for crappies, though I wouldn't keep nothing smaller then 9 inch anyway.



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 11:51 AM 02/15/10 (CST)
Minimum size for Crappies on Green lake is 9 inches. It is on page 31 in the regulations booklet. That lake used to be a crappie gold mine. Then around the early 90's one of the Star/Tribune writers had an article about the great crappie ice fishing there. Well, the next weekend happened to be mild weather and there were hundreds and hundreds of people out there fishing. We didn't even go out it was so packed. After that it was tough fishing for crappies. A few years latter is when the DNR changed the reg to 9 inch minimum to try and get it to recover. I haven't fished it for a couple of years now but it never has come back. I think as soon as someone catches a 9 incher they keep it.
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 12:16 PM 02/15/10 (CST)
Wow... thanks for the info, Retired on Osakis. I never knew of the slot. Guess I may have to give that lake a couple of years before I go back, eh?



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:18 PM 02/15/10 (CST)
the nine inch rule is a bad rule for that lake.

If you want proof go out near all the houses on any deep spot. Put a camera down the hole and look at all the dead crappies laying on the bottom of the lake. LOTS OF DEAD FISH.

People catch an 8.5 inch crappie from the bottom in 30ft of water. The fish dies from shock and gets put back in the hole because no one wants to pay the $150 fine. Lots of the fish do swim back down the hole only to die quickly after.

Last year, my buddy caught a 8.75 inch crappie. You could almost pinch the tail to pull 9 inches. Anyway, the fish wouldn't recover from being caught. It just laid in the hole and we couldn't get it swimming. Eventually it was just dead so he threw it in his bucket. DNR stopped him at the boat launch and ticketed him for an undersized fish.

He explained why he kept it and the officer said we should have left it on the lake then.
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 11:01 PM 02/15/10 (CST)
They definitely enforce that slot on Green too. Was out there in the summer like 5 years ago in my buddies boat and he and another friend were catching some crappies to fry up that night. They caught a few decent ones and kept a few smaller ones, a C.O. pulled up to us and asked to check our livewell, measured each fish, and they had 2 that we barely under 9, and he went on a big power trip and threatened to take his boat and told us to never come back to 'his lake' again. We were being compliant and everything, but he must not had his Wheaties for breakfast that day or somethin'....





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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 11:07 PM 02/15/10 (CST)
That's a good point Logan, the fish basically suffer from the equivalent of the Bends. Much like humans, when climbing distances that fast, it puts so much pressure on the lungs. It's like uncorking a bottle of pop, gas is released





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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 11:31 PM 02/15/10 (CST)
thanks for the input. just want to be safe and do things the right way.
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 08:07 AM 02/26/10 (CST)
I heard that they may lift the 9" rule this year? I also think it is a bad rule as like said before many just short of 9" die when put back and many people think because of the rule they need to keep every one over 9" they get. I am also not a big fan of the eye;s have to be 17" or over rule on Green These are the ones that should go back and the smaller ones for the fry pan. I would rather see a lower limit on the fish then these size rules so dead or gut hooked fish could be kepted.


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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 01:42 AM 03/03/10 (CST)
So I do not see the 9" min. listed in the 2010 reg's. So if the rule is gone when would you be able to keep less then 9" crappie's? Now?


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