RE: NANFA-L-- Feeding Crappie

Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Feeding Crappie
From: Bruce Stallsmith (
Date: Fri Dec 10 2004 - 14:48:06 CST

Baitshops in Huntsville have worms this time of year, that shouldn't be a
problem. Plus I got 'em in my yard! My experience with crappies is that
they're ambush hunters, so if they get acclimated they'll snag food-in-their
own leisure once it's introduced. But who knows?

--Bruce Stallsmith
The Tennessee may have crested-in-5 feet above flood stage this morning
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Kudzu" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: NANFA-L-- Feeding Crappie
>Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 13:54:10 -0600
>Well, looks like I have black crappie. Best I can tell anyway. So far the
>three bluegill in there with them have just started to take some freeze
>dried brine shrimp I had. It's in clumps. I placed in in the tank and it
>floats. I aimed the power head to agitate the surface and circulate the
>around. It tends to break up the clumps and then forces it through the
>water. Didn't take the BG long to grab it as it came by. Before long they
>were coming to the surface too.
>The crappie just sit there and watch it bounce off their noses. I guess I
>will go get some feeder fish tonight and see if they will take these.
>Thought I might feed the sunnies real good first so the Crappie have a
>better chance.
>What kind of live foods do you think they would take? I would like to try
>something I can raise myself and not have to buy feeder fish. Besides my
>wife will hate me feeding feeder fish. I might see if I locate some worms.
>But I have my doubts the bait shops have any this time of the year. Was
>thinking if they would take them maybe I could raise some gridal worms or
>earth worms.
>Jeff <*\\><
>The sun is shining in the soggy south.

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