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Been 3 weeks since I was able to get out on the water last but I was able to get out there yesterday and Dad came along with me.

We had nothing but Crappie on our minds with the exception of one summer time Bass spot to hit in the heat of the day but that's all we were ready to tackle yesterday. As we launched the boat and Dad was parking the truck one of the local guides came over and talked to me a bit. I wont repeat what he said but he said something that immediately deflated my expectations for the day as soon as he said it and I knew it was going to be tough!

Not willing to give up before we even got started we hit the first Crappie spot and I think Dad caught one little one there and that was it. Made a short move and didn't do much better there either. Decided to make a longer run in hopes of better water conditions but that didn't pan out either. At that point I said we needed to hit a multi species spot and hope for the best.

As I pulled up to the spot there was nobody there despite it being a pretty well known spot. I didn't care because it couldn't be much worse than what we had seen so far that morning. I dropped the trolling motor and of course I broke my transducer earlier that morning so couldn't really graph the spot real well but I didn't need to. Turns out there were quite a few Sandies and a few Hybrids mixed in and we proceeded to pick on them for the next several hours. It took a little while to figure them out but once we did it was pretty steady. Before long we had about 10 boats around us but there was really only one sweet spot and it was only big enough for 3 boats. Me and Dad knew why they were there but Im not sure if anyone else did and it all had to do with what the guide had said about the lake earlier that morning.

We ended up catching probably around 125 Sandbass and smaller Hybrids. I had zero plans to bring any home but we hooked a ton of them deep so we tossed 30 along with a few Crappie in the live well.

About 1pm I told Dad it was time to go hit the Bass spot. I was expecting 1 or 2 Bass off that spot but we got 7 really solid fish super quick and missed 3 others.

The day started off terrible but we kept at it and was able to turn one of the worst Crappie trips ever into a great Sandbass and Bass trip! Really wish I would have got some on the water pics of some of the Bass but I didn't want to put my rod down long enough to do that.

Ended up bagging the Sandbass for the freezer and just cooked the Crappie for lunch/dinner just awhile ago.

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Looking good! You really cleaned up on them!! Lots of good eating for a few weeks to come.

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You have just been a fishing machine lately.

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What an awesome day!
Fish looks really good!

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I dig that frying setup.


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Originally Posted by Lakhota
You have just been a fishing machine lately.


Looks awesome!


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Originally Posted by chalet
I dig that frying setup.


That's actually the best fish fry cooker I have ever used and it was an accident that I even figured out how well it cooks. I have always used the turkey deep fryers but It seemed like I had to buy a new one every year because the burner would clog up, the hoses would crack, or the regulators would go bad. A few years ago at the deer lease the turkey fryer I keep down there rusted out at the base of the burner making it useless. I already had the fish out and ready to go so I dug out my little $18 camp stove and gave it a shot. I didn't figure it would get hot enough but it will get to 350 degrees at less than half throttle. And one little propane bottle will last about 5 fish frys as well so its pretty darn efficient.

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Looks fantastic!

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Originally Posted by JCB
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I dig that frying setup.


That's actually the best fish fry cooker I have ever used and it was an accident that I even figured out how well it cooks. I have always used the turkey deep fryers but It seemed like I had to buy a new one every year because the burner would clog up, the hoses would crack, or the regulators would go bad. A few years ago at the deer lease the turkey fryer I keep down there rusted out at the base of the burner making it useless. I already had the fish out and ready to go so I dug out my little $18 camp stove and gave it a shot. I didn't figure it would get hot enough but it will get to 350 degrees at less than half throttle. And one little propane bottle will last about 5 fish frys as well so its pretty darn efficient.


Looks dangerous to me.

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Fit for a King. nice mess of fish.

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Love fried Crappie. That looks delish.

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A day on the water with your Dad. Can't think of anything better. The fish are an added bonus. Great job you two. food


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I dig that frying setup.


That's actually the best fish fry cooker I have ever used and it was an accident that I even figured out how well it cooks. I have always used the turkey deep fryers but It seemed like I had to buy a new one every year because the burner would clog up, the hoses would crack, or the regulators would go bad. A few years ago at the deer lease the turkey fryer I keep down there rusted out at the base of the burner making it useless. I already had the fish out and ready to go so I dug out my little $18 camp stove and gave it a shot. I didn't figure it would get hot enough but it will get to 350 degrees at less than half throttle. And one little propane bottle will last about 5 fish frys as well so its pretty darn efficient.


Looks dangerous to me.

I was under close adult supervision at all times. And I was wearing my helmet too.

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Fish looks great but I will not be in same room as that pot of boiling oil sitting on a fence post stob balanced on the counter top That little cooker was never meant to do that. Way to top heavy. It just wants to kill you.


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I keep the same stove in my camping rig for backup and use it once in a while. It is a little top heavy with a coffee pot on top, didn't think about that. But, for just frying a mess for a couple people I'd use it. Definitely not in a crowd of beer drinkers though.


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Be easy to build a little base for the bottle to sit into to make it much more stable..... 2cents


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Originally Posted by Erny
Love fried Crappie. That looks delish.


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I guess I don't see what all the fuss is with it being dangerous. That pot has a 48oz bottle of vegetable oil in it which makes it about 1.5" deep. That's all I need to fry 5 fillets at a time. Its enough oil to make them float. I could do the same thing with a skillet and yall probably wouldn't think anything about it. I only use the deep pot to prevent the splatter from getting everywhere.

And if weight is a concern of yalls I assure you a pan of Hamburger Helper weighs more than that pot of grease.

Could it be knocked over??? Sure it could but its far more stable than yall think. Been doing it like this for 2-3 years now and haven't killed myself one single time! I would even say that lighting the stove is the most dangerous part of the whole thing. Propane aint exactly as safe as electric.

Its probably not the best set up if there are kids around or if there are drunks around either. In this case only one beer was involved and it was the 1 can of Bud that the Crappie were soaking it.

I actually have a wider base for the bottle but its not needed. That pot will come off the top of there long before the stove and bottle are in danger of being knocked over.

I like you guys, but sometimes I think I could post a picture of a gorgeous naked woman on the beach and all some of yall would see is the pretty blue water behind her.

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