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Thread: Whonnock Lake Black Crappie

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    Whonnock Lake Black Crappie

    Usually when I fish there for trout, I mostly catch crappie. On Saturday I took my son to fish for crappie and we caught only 1 and a number of trout!
    Any tips to the crappie fishery there?

    Also saw some otters there. They were definitely not beavers. First time I've seen them there.

    Ekul246

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    Re: Whonnock Lake Black Crappie

    i used to take my son to silvermere for crappie catfish bass and trout....throw a worm out there ots like wheel of fortune what would come in.

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    Re: Whonnock Lake Black Crappie

    Chronomids...under a float or with a slow sink line.

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    Re: Whonnock Lake Black Crappie

    A 1/8 once jig head with a chartreuse or black chienel body and marabou tail under a small float. Toss it near structure reel rod tip down towards the water so you have a tight line. Lift rod tip slowly pulling float towards you then pause for 15 seconds. Repeat these steps

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    Re: Whonnock Lake Black Crappie

    umm i think they hit hard early to mid spring inshore than move out they are a sunfish

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    Re: Whonnock Lake Black Crappie

    Quote Originally Posted by Wild one View Post
    A 1/8 once jig head with a chartreuse or black chienel body and marabou tail under a small float. Toss it near structure reel rod tip down towards the water so you have a tight line. Lift rod tip slowly pulling float towards you then pause for 15 seconds. Repeat these steps
    What about trolling options?

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    Re: Whonnock Lake Black Crappie

    Quote Originally Posted by ekul246 View Post
    What about trolling options?
    Trolling is not near as effective because the way they key in on structure and how shallow they can be at times. Add in that they are often schooled up you are missing out on a lot of fish because you just pass through the school

    Yes I have caught them trolling kwikfish, woolly buggers, spinners and small crankbaits. Numbers wise trolling catches about 1/10th the fish. Jigging, float fishing, and spin casting is way more effective

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    Re: Whonnock Lake Black Crappie

    So, assuming that I can still launch my boat at Whonnock Lake, is now the time to be fishing for spring crappie? And what should I use?

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    Re: Whonnock Lake Black Crappie

    My tip for fishing for crappie there is to go fishing for trout
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    Re: Whonnock Lake Black Crappie

    I’ve had the best luck fishing pumpkin heads in the lily pads near the wharf. I can’t recall what time of year.

    Brad

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