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crappie:

see sunfishsunfish,
common name for members of the family Centrachidae, comprising numerous species of spiny-finned, freshwater fishes with deep, laterally flattened bodies found in temperate North America.
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"Crappies are gone from the weeds in a day," says multispecies guide Tom Neustrom (Minnesota Fishing Connections), "It frustrated me for years, because I didn't know where they went.
I caught the only crappie. I always felt there is nothing better than taking a boy fishing or hunting, to kindle a spark to last a lifetime.
annularis (Rafinesque)) crappies are among the most pursued sport fish in the United States.
Crappies might also have drawn the French Canadians' contempt by proving adept at stealing their bait.
Average crappies weigh 1 1/2 pounds, but can reach over 4 pounds.
We collected 2267 crappies from ten reservoirs in Alabama (Table 1).
"I fish for crappies on the Mississippi River, and crappie action gets hot in July in deeper water," says Tommy Skarlis, 2013 Crappie Masters national champion.
Tests with related species suggest that crappies probably detect frequencies from just about 10 cps to perhaps 1,000 cps with their inner ear.
And, yes, I would gladly eat crappies I catch from these shallow spots.
Watch spawntime crappies wend their way through these forests.
Fish Biology--The number of eggs produced by crappies depends on fish size.
It was the first day of April, but a prolonged March cold spell had crappies that had been ready to move shallow in a deep funk.