Early Season Crappie

Spring heralds a season of renewal.  The landscape begins to green and the cycle outdoor activities begins again.  One of the very first of these activities, that are non snow related, is chasing the unique fishing experience that crappies provide.

Crappies are well established in Southern Ontario, especially the Kingston area.  With lakes like The Rideaus, the Cataraqui River, and many others, Crappies are a firm fixture in the Kingston Wildscape.  In pursuit of these be-speckled beauties, we launched onto Loughborough Lake on an overcast Saturday, Mid April.  Armed with slip floats and small jigs, we fished 7-15 FOW and immediately hooked up with more panfish than we could count.

We ended the day with a couples crappies, tons of panfish, and a few overeager out of season bass (all of which were promptly released).  We didn’t get onto the schools of crappies we expected, but we suspect the cold weather and overcasts skies may have had something to do with it.

Enjoy the Pictures.

 

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