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Friday, March 10, 2017

Why I Like Fishing for Crappie (AKA) Specks

Fishing is fun, relaxing, a great sport and quite enjoyable. I started fishing at a very young age. So I acquired a joy for it at that time.

Crappie Fishing

When I first started fishing, I was afraid to put a worm on my hook. My aunt and uncle made it clear to me if I wanted to continue fishing with them I needed to learn to bait my hook. I was a fast learner.

1. Hustle and Bustle

Depending on where you fish, you can find it to be very calming and rewarding. It is nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I even recall fishing when I was 7 months pregnant. I talked with my doctor and he told me if that is what I like to do, then go for it but make sure I was not far from a hospital.

A Good Fishing Day at Houghton Lake, Michigan

2. Boat Fishing

When fishing in a boat, you will be looking for the fish nest and/or a slightly weeded areas in the waters. The fish generally lay their eggs and the nests can be visible in about April or May. You will want to fish these areas. Note: The male specks generally guard the nest. They are usually large in size about bigger than your hands or two hands together and they are quite aggressive. So they will hit your line and usually make an attempt to take the bait quite swiftly. They will pull your line like they are a gigantic fish. In fact, I love when they pull on the line. Reeling a fish in is very exciting. Although my husband and I basically fish for Specks, I also like Walleye, Bass, and other fish should they decide to bite. We fish with a variety of fishing baits including minnows, wax worms, and leaf worms.   Remember to make sure you catch the fish in season, because certain times during the year, you can receive a fine for catching a fish out of season.

3. Hat and Days

The sun can become quite hot, if you are not in a shaded area, so be sure to wear a hat. You would not want to have a sunstroke. You can go online and check out when will be the best fishing days also. It will give you an idea about the best time of the day when the fish should be biting. This site is based on the phase of the moon.  The sight is shown below:

Farmers Almanac Calendar Fishing

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  1. Hello, this is my first time visiting. I've always wanted to go fishing. I'm adding a fishing trip to my list of things to do this summer. Please stop by!

    1. Rhonda I am sure you will have a great time fishing.

  2. I love to fish too, I actually went last weekend and caught blue gill, but I crappie fish too with handmade jigs.

  3. I love eating fish ..going fishing ..not for me I leave that to my other half he loves it. But I believe that each to their own but I love watching fish and spend time every day by my pond just watching them :)

    1. I hear you Caz. Thanks for stopping by anointedtoday.blogspot.com

  4. I am a native Clevelander. Fishing off of Lake Erie is a big thing to do during the summer. Fishing is relaxing, calming and serene. It lets you think (and eat pretty good when you score!). Thanks for postiing.

  5. My boys love fishing! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Learn. Pinned.

  6. My son loves fishing for everything. You all would have a ball together.