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Offline FishMan

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Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« on: March 02, 2014, 02:36 PM »
Went to Saguaro today to bed fish for Ba_ _ and found this one Black Crappie sharing a bed with a small male Ba_ _.  We bed fished the two for about 10 minutes until I was able to get it to hit a small jig. I have never seen a mixed species bed before, and from what I observed they were quite fine with each other's presence. Anyone ever see this behavior before?
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Re: Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014, 03:38 PM »
WOW :o that's a new one on me, have seen bass and crappie on beds real close to each other (figured it was mutual protection against the carp) but never sharing the same bed.  :o normally saguaro water warms slower then roosevelt etc. what was the water temp :dontknow:
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Re: Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2014, 03:53 PM »
You know, I really don't know. We were fully sight fishing so I was in side imagining mode, and that mode does not display temp. Having messed with the 2 of them for about 15 casts, they were working together, same bed, not two.  About 10 minutes later after we released it they were both on the bed again together. Only 3rd time ever on Saguaro, so I was just overly excited to even see a crappie. Let alone get him to hit my jig.
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Re: Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 04:21 PM »
Great stuff! Caught my second crappie at Sag last fall and one many years ago that I can hardly remember. Fished for them last Thursday evening and this post gives me hope to keep on trying, thanks for sharing!
Have a Crappie Day :thumbsup:

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Re: Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 04:28 PM »
Only 3rd time ever on Saguaro, so I was just overly excited to even see a crappie. Let alone get him to hit my jig.

Thought I heard a weird sounding train horn coming from the east valley!!  :greengrin:  Very nice!  Assuming it was that black straight out of the water as opposed to turning black in live well?  What a weird spring……  Thanks for the report

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Re: Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 04:44 PM »
Interesting.  That's black!

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Re: Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2014, 04:47 PM »
Were you fishing with RookieBoy from The Zone?  He posted a similar pic there

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Re: Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2014, 05:14 PM »
He was that black right out of the lake, released him immediately and he went right back to the bed. I was tooting my Train Whistle all day today. Great day on the water with a non Crappie Association member, Alen. 
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Re: Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2014, 07:23 PM »
Nice going man. Good to see a possible spawn at Saguaro. Nice pic

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Re: Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2014, 07:28 PM »
That is so cool!  :sign0098:

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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2014, 08:14 PM »
Toot toot, way to go Tom!

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Re: Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2014, 06:18 AM »
Were you fishing with RookieBoy from The Zone?  He posted a similar pic there

sounds like rookieboy caught the other crappie in the lake :dontknow:
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Re: Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2014, 07:22 AM »
WOW...seems early for that. Wonder what this storm did to them.
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Re: Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2014, 08:50 PM »
Wow, that's a nice looking fish. 

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Re: Saguaro Black Crappie off a bass bed.
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2014, 05:08 PM »
Thats a nice one to.