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Columbus Lake Mississippi crappie fishing report

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By Ray - Posted on 18 October 2010

Well Tyler and I got out and enjoyed a fun half day of fishing on Columbus this weekend. We started a little late so the weather would warm up a bit for Tyler and quit a little early because we were not catching many crappiei and no real quality crappie. We single poled and used every jig in the box tipped with minnows. We caught about 12 keepers and a good many short fish but landed way less than half the crappie we hooked. The fish were just biting terribly light and we couldn't get them to stay on. We did have some excitement. Tyler hooked a about a 3 foot long Gar and wanted to land it. Was a good fight and fun to watch but the Gar came off at the boat thank goodness. A little later Tyler fell out of the boat and had the funnest look on his face when he came up. I will never forget it.
Anyway we caught most of our fish in the 8 foot deep range suspended up at about 4 or 5 foot deep and they were definitely relating to big drops.

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A method of keeping fish alive after they have been caught. A string or small nylon rope is threaded through the mouth and gills of a fish and is then tied off to the boat or dock allowing the fish to remain overboard in the water but preventing them from swimming away. With the advent of livewells and other more modern methods of keeping fish, stringers have become nearly obsolete, but can still be quite handy when fishing from the bank of a pond. The term 'stringer' is also used by anglers to indicate the size of their catch for the day (10-pound stringer = 10 pounds of fish).

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