Cold Water – Hot Bite! Pt. 2

Inspired by the recent success we been having at Hillsdale, Jeff & I were itching to get back out there and go after some more of these winter crappie.   Even though we only had an hour and a half to fish this afternoon, we just had to give it another try.  The conditions were good; mild air temps in the 50’s, a slight NW breeze, and the crappie were hungry!

Eric 1-4-12

Eric with a 13" Hillsdale Crappie



Quality 12" inch crappie

Stringer of Slabs


We caught a number of crappie but most impressive was the overall size of the fish today.  The ones we did land were very nice and we finished up with a good 25 fish stringer.  Anyone who is familiar with Hillsdale knows it is loaded with crappie but not very many “lunkers”; so we were quite surprised with the quality of fish today – eight crappie over 12” and a couple pushing 13 inches.

January Sunset

As evening drew near and the wind died down we were treated to another beautiful Kansas sunset.

– Eric

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