Summer time crappie will test your patience. It’s all about presentation as these fish will not chase this time of year. Downsized my presentation to the one inch gulp alive minnow, pearl white in glow has been producing best for me on 1/32 jig. The slower the retrieve the better, focusing on structure such as drop off, wind blown bays, wood, and weed edge. Finding some shallow and deep.
Private lakes and ponds
If you post a pic of the fish being weighed and show the LBS nobody is going to give you the business, Even though you could be pulling down on the tail of the fish. Overall you can get a good estimate by a good pic. When you post a pic of a fish and its clearly not 8lbs you will get crap from people who know what they are talking about. You can judge an 8lb bass by the size of its mouth compared to your hand. An 8lb bass does not have a small mouth and usually has an obese belly like a ball is in its stomach. I have never seen an 8lb bass in IL that does not have a super fat stomach and a huge mouth, no matter the length of the fish. Down south you will get 8lbers that are long fish, but in IL its very rare. They are always clearly stuffed with food and have huge ball type stomachs.
Look good to me
Ignore the jealousy, thats what I do. I used to post on here daily and included pics of the fish being measured and a pic of fish being weighed and people still would try to say its not as big as reported. I used to share a lot of info as well with my pics but due to all the haters I rarely post anymore. Eithwr way, good report and nice job of dialing in the fish. Keep it up
76° - 80° F
71° - 75° F