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Crappie on Topwater?
« on: July 20, 2010, 09:31:03 AM »
Took the dog for a walk on Friday night and last night with a lot of success. In addition to catching LMB I was catching a fair amount of crappie. I never knew they wold hit a topwater lure, does this happen with you?

One other question: I've caught crappie in this particular res before on soft plastics and they were the typical black crappie color. The ones I caught last night and Friday night had the normal black spots, but these were very yellowish-green, almost like perch colored. The res has a good population of perch, crappie and pumpkinseed, so my question is, do you think the crappie interbred with the perch? I've never seen crappie this yellow in this body of water in all the years I fished there.

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Re: Crappie on Topwater?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 09:52:10 AM »
I've caught crappie on just about anything I've caught bass on!! Topwater, Plastic Worms, Spinnerbaits, Jerkbaits, you name it.

As for the color of the fish, it can and will change from time to time depending on the water temps, what kind of cover they're holding on or near, etc.

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Re: Crappie on Topwater?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 11:01:20 AM »
Most of the crappie i catch have the greenish-yellow hue to them!

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Re: Crappie on Topwater?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2010, 05:24:51 PM »
I've caught crappie on anything you'll catch a bass or a trout on, even 12" rubber worms. As for the color I don't believe we have white calico bass here just the black strain. As with bass the color will vary with mood and water conditions. I've caught LM bass as black as can be, and sometimes almost all white to yeloowish with just  light brown to light green on just the top of the back.
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Re: Crappie on Topwater?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010, 06:51:41 PM »
Thanks guys!

I've just never seen crappie this color in this body of water in my life.

They were def fun to catch! The strikes were as about a vicious as a bass, believe it or not. A lot of fun.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2010, 06:55:09 PM by lexbassbuzzin »

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Re: Crappie on Topwater?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010, 08:48:44 AM »
have caught many crappie on topwater.as others have said most anything u catch bass on will catch them but like with all fish they like some better than others.as for the color, water,cover and time of year will change their color.i catch alot of crappie every year as its the only fish i fish for food and do not belive we have white crappie in this part of the country.i have even got them on frogs in the summertime.good luck and good fishin ;D
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Re: Crappie on Topwater?
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2010, 09:39:20 PM »
If they can fit it in their mouth, and sometimes even if they can't, crappie will hit it.  As for the color, most of the black crappie I catch have a yellowish hue to them.  There are also deffinatly white crappie in this area, so maybe those were the liter colored fish you were catching
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Re: Crappie on Topwater?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 06:36:14 AM »
please tell me where we have white crappie in CT.the males during the the spawn will turn blackish,almost purple and the females keep their normal yellow green.i dont belive whites r even in the dep book for CT.again please tell me where u have found whites.
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