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Columbus Lake Mississippi Crappie Report 7-30-10

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By Ray - Posted on 31 July 2010

Tyler and I fished Columbus lake this morning for about 2.5 hours. That is how long it took to get pretty hot. We caught 10 nice crappiei and kept us 6 to eat for supper. We caught these fish hand poleing in 6 to 8 foot of water and they were all caught on Slimy jigs. I check the stomach contents of each of the 6 we dressed and they had shad in them. Looked to average 3 in each and about 1 inch long. I could not find a trace of anything else. Water temps were 88.

mwinter's picture

Those are some really nice slabs. How much does your guide Tyler charge?


Ray's picture

He works pretty cheap. Sleeve of crackers, 2 cans of Viennas and 2 Yahoos and he will fish long as you want. We had a great time. Tyler would swim a little about every 30 min then fish. Kind of funny.


Big Papa's picture

Tyler, Ray nice mess of fish. Gonna have to try two news things shallow water in the heat and slimmy jigs.

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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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