Posted by slabby on November 25, 2002 at 18:27:39:
Kerry in one of your responses as to why the crappie are slow, you mentioned that higher water levels were not to your liking. I have heard contrary in some studies. Consistant water levels first in the fall would allow the fish to move into shallower water ie laydowns weeds etc. that are normally exposed this time of year. It may be because these fish have never seen this current situation and are biologically messed up if you will. The same can be said for the spring. If the water levels are up better spawning areas would be available for the fish to use. I can't say how many of these exist on wheeler that stay dry when the fish should be bedding. I don't know if anybody has noticed but reports across the board note of small fish. Maybe a year class of fish were hurt somehow and were left depleated anyhow the small fish will be big one day so in a year or two lookout!
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