Re: NANFA-- Feeding Crappies
Tue, 21 May 2002 09:54:41 -0400

Crappie can be pretty selective in their feeding habits. Although I wouldn't say I've had great successes, I have had luck by having sunfish in with my crappies. After watching the sunfish eat water bugs or worms, etc. the crappies have almost reluctantly tried whatever it was the sunfish ate. Don't be surprised if the crappie spits out whatever it was the sunfish were eating, at least the first few times. And, being crappies, they will reject most any food other than shiners from time to time even after you have them accepting alternative foods. One of the problems I've had with the sunfish being in with the crappies is that the gluttonous sunfish will eat until they are stuffed before the shy crappies begin to have a chance to eat, but in general, it's a good way to induce the crappies into eating worms, strips of cut up fish or what have you.

Bruce Scott
Meridian, Idaho
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