Fairmount Park Crappie Fishing


Fairmount Park is a very tough place to catch fish at consistently. The water is usually quite murky and the anglers fishing with every lure known to man hit the water each day. Fortunately, most anglers are doing the "bait 'n wait" for catfish and carp, but there is a sizable population of lure anglers targetting other warmwater species here. The worst part is the number of anglers that keep everything they catch at Fairmount, ignoring the obviously foul water in hopes of some muddy water fish-fry. I strictly practice Catch-Photo-Release (CPR) at this local city park, be it for bass, carp or sunfish. Fairmount is no longer stocked by the State and it's a pretty limited fishery overall.


The sunfish population at Fairmount can offer a nice break from the challenge of catching largemouth. Still, it can be difficult to locate them as well, given the high fishing pressure and large amount of water. Fortunately, my last fishing trip to Fairmount worked out pretty well. I fished a variety of lures, including a Bass Pro Shops micro jerkbait, a Jet Tackle jerkbait, and micro jigs/plastic worm combos. I ran into a small school of tiny crappie, averaging 6-8 inches, with some bluegill and green sunfish mixed in. These guys were a blast to catch, although the school quickly dissipated to other regions of the lake at the onset of dusk. If you do go to Fairmount, please fish responsibly and practice catch and release.


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May 9, 2012 at 4:34 AM delete

You still got some great catches despite the place being less stocked up!

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May 12, 2012 at 12:18 PM delete

We have a pond that used to me and my kids' domain, we fished it for carp on the fly, totally catch and release as we keep no fish unless injured. Rarely over the years we saw a fisherman, usually a guy after bass. Now, and it's our fault I suppose, after we gave a few fish to immigrants from the Middle East who asked for them, they have come back with with their own conventional tackle and keep everything, I mean everything. I understand the respite from a war torn homeland, and protein, but I think far too many fish are kept, the large carp are far fewer than years past. Nice pictures of yours however, tells a good story.

Gregg

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May 13, 2012 at 10:33 PM delete

Haven't caught bluegill or crappie in awhile! Need to get back! :)

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May 16, 2012 at 6:39 PM delete

Thats the way to go catch and release to keep are little lakes fun for our kids fishing is a great way to stay out of trouble..

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March 31, 2015 at 9:39 AM delete

I would like to use the picture of the caught blue-gill in my classroom powerpoint. I share this power point with other teachers of Teachers Pay Teachers, and so I need to get permission before I use it. I will give credit and post a link to your blog. I raise trout in the classroom, and I use this powerpoint as a quick research project on other fish. The students take what they learn and create a poem. It is a very cool project. You have a very nice-looking blog.

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March 31, 2015 at 9:40 AM delete

We used to catch blue gill up at Hume Lake with our Day Camp kids. They would catch the fish and then release them. It was lots of fun!

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March 31, 2015 at 1:54 PM delete

Hi Kelly,
Which photo were you referring to? The photos on this page are all of crappie, not bluegill.

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March 31, 2015 at 3:13 PM delete

Well, that is a surprise to me. I had typed in blue gill and got your pictures. I was looking at the one of the hand holding a crappie.

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March 31, 2015 at 9:45 PM delete

Try these for bluegill photos: http://huntingtheriverking.blogspot.com/2012/01/fall-bluegill-and-happy-new-year.html

Feel free to use them, just provide me as the source, thanks!

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