Slimy crappie?

Discussion in 'Fishing General' started by Hatch, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    My guess would be that the colder water tep increases the thickness of a fish's slime kind of like molassas on a cold day. But I really have no idea...:confused:
     
  2. Outdoorsman

    Outdoorsman New Member

    Jul 30, 2003
    PB, MO
    They seems to be more slimy when put on Ice, but the meat is firmer and they're easier to fillet. ;)
     

  3. Grumpy

    Grumpy New Member

    Jul 5, 2004
    Central MO
    Don't eat them nasty old things...bring them to me.
     
  4. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    The best way to rid yourself of that pesky slime is to just dip them from the water strait into about 400 degree oil. Don't ever have to even touch them that way. (Just a Joke....don't ever try this at home) . :) :) :) :)
     
  5. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Ya need any other work done around the house Jig Man?
     
  6. Hatch

    Hatch New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    OFallon MO
    Oh! Thats what I needed to see!!!!!:mad2:
     
  7. Crappie

    Crappie Slab Master

    Your killin me.....
     
  8. Mike911

    Mike911 New Member

    553
    Apr 21, 2003
    Jig Man,

    Do you think it may have something to do with the water temps being warmer than normal most of the winter? Or maybe water quality? Is the slime the same type that they always have on them it's just a little thicker?
     
  9. Mike911

    Mike911 New Member

    553
    Apr 21, 2003
    The area you're fishing down there it may very well be the "brown trout" floating belly up causing all of this. It'd be very interesting to know what's causing them to be slimier than normal. Have you noticed this with any of the other species?
     
  10. Mr.Crappie

    Mr.Crappie New Member

    34
    Feb 7, 2006
    Northeast Missouri
    Crappie are usually very slimy at all times. As a matter of fact you almost need to wash your livewell out after every use or it gets pretty stinky. That's not a bad thing....
     
  11. Crappie

    Crappie Slab Master

    Yes, the slime is there protection. They say you can add salt to livewell to help maintain slime coat????
     
  12. shooter22

    shooter22 New Member

    241
    Jan 16, 2003
    Fort Scott, KS
    someone hurt that man withthe pic:whinging:
     
  13. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    It has something to do with the time of year and temp of the water.

    Some years, I'm a year round crappie boy, and I notice this every winter.

    Parker
     
  14. Outdoorsman

    Outdoorsman New Member

    Jul 30, 2003
    PB, MO
    A very nice mess of Crappie... :peepwall:
     
  15. Crappie

    Crappie Slab Master

    Ditto to parkers comment