February Slab Crappie – East Fork Lake – Crappie Capital of Ohio

I still call East Fork Lake the Crappie capital of Ohio. Bid White Crappie and several real nice Black Crappie. Chad and Dad had a great time catching Slab Crappie Sunday – Feb. 19, 2017. Colored water 40% visibility. Water temp 45 degrees. Moderate wind. Ambient temp 55 degrees. The slabs were huge!

Also added a nice shot of a beaver that I think was protecting the nest. Look close.

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Musky in February on a Crappie Jig

Chad and Dad caught some nice Crappie this week-end. Dad caught this nice Musky while fishing for Crappie.


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Catching Crappie in a snowstorm

Chad and Dad made it happen this past weekend January 28, 29 – 2017. Saturday we caught 35. Sunday (in a snowstorm) we caught 24. Notice the little grin on Chad’s face. He never gives up. Had to fight with him to come in during the snowstorm. Had a great time! You have to love it! We do.

It was windy Saturday and fairly calm Sunday, Ambient temp both days was around 34-39 degrees. Water is still about 75% clarity. Water temp 42 degrees.

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Chad and Dad starting off – 2017

Chad and Dad made it happen Sunday, January 15, 2017. We brought home 34 real nice Crappie. We love it! East Fork was calm. Water clarity was 50%. Water Temp 41 degrees. Caught real nice Black Crappie. Fished for 4 hours.


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Pair of Bald Eagles – January 2017 – East Fork Lake

Rodney Powers and Chad were coming in yesterday from Crappie fishing – caught a picture of the pair of Bald Eagles at East Fork Lake. Mother nature’s finest beauty.
pair-of-eagles

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January Crappie at East Fork – 2017

Chad insisted on going Sunday and defied the odds. Had on his “new” heated socks. It was 15 degrees out – and Old man Winter didn’t stop Chad. Crappie were biting! To cold for Dad. Brought home a real nice mess of fish. Real nice Black Crappie and some whites. I lectured him about it being to cold. Didn’t pay attention – went anyway! Had a great time! Said the old Beaver was working overtime and saw some real beautiful species of Ohio waterfowl.

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Dad’s Christmas gift – 2016

Dad got to enjoy some fantastic Christmas Crappie fishing again this year – with fishing partner Chad. Chad and Dad got into a real nice mess of Christmas Crappie in East Fork Lake’s ice cold 45 degree water. Clarity was about 70%. No minnows! All came on jigs! Some at 4 ft. depth – some at 10-12′ depth.


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