I'm just just starting to get to know Chambers but it is still full of crappie. The unstable weather has made the bite sporadic but there are plenty of fish.I released some last night on a really slow outing; only one definite keeper and a couple right at 9".
Post by Grandaddy of all on May 9, 2019 7:32:36 GMT -5
At the beginning of time lakes had self sustaining fish populations, not raised in mercury laden ponds and stocked by PFBC...do the math some time and you'll quickly realize how valuable your Acme bonus buy card soon will be
Post by fishinforlife on May 9, 2019 12:28:17 GMT -5
I do math all the time. Like I said I will NEVER buy that junk! Chambers has a great self sustaining Crappie population year after year and will continue to as long as people follow the rules when harvesting! you don't believe me go up there in spring and fish with minnows. If you have any fishing skills at all you will see just how large the population really is. But you keep eating that farmed fish if you like it. I don't and won't
Post by cvllebanger on May 9, 2019 14:41:47 GMT -5
Did Granddaddy just suggest that in these days and times fish are not spawning as well as in the past? My evidence to say that is totally wrong. Coatesville resivior hasn't been stocked in decades by the state. It sits in a valley to catch run off from a gulf course and the only stream that feeds it sits below a farm. So it catches run off from 2 bad sources. Yet crappie, bluegill, yellow perch, largemouth bass and white perch all thrive in there. I know a couple people who every year keep a few 4-7lb bass out of there. If you venture the wood side or use waders you can catch many decent size crappie every year. 1 thing I have noticed is the white perch have taken over and the bluegill, yellow perch and crappie have suffered in size but it is still plenty of them in there. So like my man said long as we abide by the rules fish should be plentiful for years to come. And again coatesville resivior hasn't been stocked with anything in decades look it up. It might have only been stocked when it was 1st built.
Post by cvllebanger on May 9, 2019 14:44:49 GMT -5
Oh and the fish in these days and times do spawn. We see the nest bluegill and crappie make. It's actually against the rules to Target bass sitting on beds and late winter early spring we catch yellow perch full of eggs and sperm. So fish are spawning just fine in these days and times
Post by Grandaddy of all on May 13, 2019 10:57:39 GMT -5
I guess you yahoos must be smarter than the average bears and posts with the same subject as this one about declining numbers will all start to go away forever. Kinda like st peter down there at the coatvile rez with his nets full of fish, mercury, farm runoff and sewage can't wait to fry em' up
Post by cvllebanger on May 19, 2019 7:05:55 GMT -5
Since I started this thread on April 1st I figured I might as well give a spring crappie report. Bear in mind my 1st report was about late winter early spring crappie fishing. I definitely believe either the fish didn't stage in that area this year or they just refused to bite. I say this bcuz the spawning run was every bit as good as years past. For everyone keeper that was caught you threw at 4 shorts back. Me and my dad were out Saturday in a boat for the 1st time ever. Crappie definitely finished spawning we tried many spots. Finally wound up 3 over 10in and they were definitely spawned out. Heard a rumour in this 1 particular area crappie spawn late. Definitely plan on checking it out cuz they would be the latest spawning crappie in the area. Bout that time to focus on bay and salthingyer fishing. Tight lines everyone catch dinner
Post by vancleaver on May 23, 2019 23:32:10 GMT -5
Was up Sat. and did quite well before dark. Minnows were just too easy so started banging them with the fly rod; much more fun! Probably five shorts for every keeper and I took just enough for one meal. Two still had eggs btw. They averaged about 8.5" with a lot a tad under 9; good news for next year!