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Coach1310

Gettin' 'em in the boat???

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Was fortunate enough to get out fishing today. Found some decent crappies and gills in shallow, 4 fow and less. My buddy gave me a hard time today because I "swung" a nice 13"er in the boat. He said "I can't believe you swung it in like that." In certain instances I will use the net and a lot of times I will reach down and try to lip them, but I don't see anything wrong with "swinging" them in. What do you all do? Any tips for "swinging" success? Thanks. Good fishing everyone!

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I wouldnt swing a 13' crappie, but 13-15'' walleyes get swung everytime lol.

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I'll swing a big crappie. I'm not gonna keep it so if it gets off on the swing thats ok with me unless I want a pic really badly. If it gets off, I say bummer, and keep fishing.

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Anyway I can get them in the live well works for me

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I keep a small net handy when fishing old paper lips. Lost a few too many trying to swing them in the boat.

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It depends on how the hook is set if i see it is buried I will swing it...come to think of it I can't remember netting a crappie......

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im sittin like sandman on this one i have a little net i forgot what its called but it is a trout net from frabill and its all black and plastic netting and it works perfect for smaller fish like panfish and bass

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I'm with K Dawg on this one. I would absolutely swing that bad boy in the boat....I use C.P.R. a good 95 percent of the time I am on the water. If it gets off the line, no biggie.....it wasn't good enough for me anyways. smile

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One thing to consider is to beef up the backbone of the rod you're using. This allows you to swing the fish in easier and with less recoil. I like to use mostly light or medium light rods for most of my crappie fishing. A fast tip and a moderate backbone is important in my opinion...

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