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Posted By: Tbar BCP Harvest - 04/26/21 11:50 PM
My pond management people tell me I need to remove 150#'s of BCP from my 5 acre pond per year to prevent over population. I think we got a little over 100#'s last year.
We are starting this year off pretty well. Last Sunday my guests took 29 and this past Sunday my son and friends took another 36.

We have had this place for going on 7 years and it has always produced copious quantities of BCP. I am only recently getting serious about keeping track of the poundage.
Posted By: Steve_ Re: BCP Harvest - 04/27/21 01:03 AM
Blue Catfish or Black Crappie? I think Black Crappie are BCP and Blue Catfish are BC on this forum, but I could be wrong.
Posted By: Quarter Acre Re: BCP Harvest - 04/27/21 01:48 PM
That's a far amount of crappie T! Sounds like a good thing. Did you mean 29/36 fish or 29/36 pounds?

Steve, Here's the Acronym thread (thanks Theo)...

https://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=92442#Post92442

BC = Blue Cat
BCP = Black Crappie
Posted By: esshup Re: BCP Harvest - 04/28/21 03:38 AM
Fixed the thread title.
Posted By: Tbar Re: BCP Harvest - 06/08/21 01:26 PM
Making progress toward our annual harvest goal. This past weekend was a friend and I’s personal best of 91 fish from around my dock.

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Posted By: Pat Williamson Re: BCP Harvest - 06/08/21 01:33 PM
Wish I could duplicate what you are doing to get my BCP to be prolific.... the LMB just keep eating them.....
Posted By: Dave Davidson1 Re: BCP Harvest - 06/08/21 04:16 PM
Pretty good sized crappie
Posted By: jpsdad Re: BCP Harvest - 06/09/21 03:46 AM
Great mess of fish TBar. Enjoy the harvest!
Posted By: Sunil Re: BCP Harvest - 06/09/21 01:28 PM
What a crappie report.....
Posted By: Theo Gallus Re: BCP Harvest - 06/09/21 03:07 PM
Originally Posted by Sunil
What a crappie report.....
... film at 11?
Posted By: Pat Williamson Re: BCP Harvest - 06/09/21 06:07 PM
Originally Posted by Sunil
What a crappie report.....


Gee Sunil I didn’t think it was that crappie!
Posted By: Sunil Re: BCP Harvest - 06/09/21 07:24 PM
Originally Posted by Pat Williamson
Originally Posted by Sunil
What a crappie report.....


Gee Sunil I didn’t think it was that crappie!


Though you probably felt crappie when you wrote it.

I'll be here all week. Try the veal.
Posted By: Steve_ Re: BCP Harvest - 06/09/21 08:58 PM
That's awesome. How big is your pond? I'm thinking about stocking BCP into my future BC/HSB pond (soon), primarily for BC forage, but I'd take a mess of them like this to eat as well.
Posted By: Tbar Re: BCP Harvest - 06/09/21 10:31 PM
~ 5 acres
Posted By: Theo Gallus Re: BCP Harvest - 06/09/21 10:55 PM
Originally Posted by Sunil
Originally Posted by Pat Williamson
Originally Posted by Sunil
What a crappie report.....


Gee Sunil I didn’t think it was that crappie!


Though you probably felt crappie when you wrote it.

I'll be here all week. Try the veal.
He does two shows a night; three shows on Saturday.
Posted By: Scalebuster Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 01:21 AM
Nice!!
Posted By: jim100 Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 01:40 AM
You guys are funny and wow that's a mess of fish!
Posted By: Sunil Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 01:59 AM
jim100, it was crappie humor.


Those who pronounce it as "craw-pee" can't appreciate it. Take my wife...
Posted By: Sunil Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 01:59 AM
Or "crop-ee."
Posted By: Steve_ Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 02:36 AM
I say "Crappy" just like its spelled, but apparently I might be wrong?

The word crappie comes from Canadian French crapet “sunfish.” Speakers of English borrowed the word first as crappé [krop-é], pronounced like “crop-ay,” which then spawned the variant croppie [króp-e]. (From a Google search)

Eh, I can live with "Crawpee," as long as they don't call a Bluegill a Brim/Bream. From a former New Yorker that now lives in NC, nothing drives me more crazy than "brim." crazy
Posted By: esshup Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 03:50 AM
Originally Posted by Steve_
I say "Crappy" just like its spelled, but apparently I might be wrong?

The word crappie comes from Canadian French crapet “sunfish.” Speakers of English borrowed the word first as crappé [krop-é], pronounced like “crop-ay,” which then spawned the variant croppie [króp-e]. (From a Google search)

Eh, I can live with "Crawpee," as long as they don't call a Bluegill a Brim/Bream. From a former New Yorker that now lives in NC, nothing drives me more crazy than "brim." crazy

What about "perch"? or rather "purch"?
Posted By: Sunil Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 04:19 PM
I blame it on the Texans....
Posted By: Theo Gallus Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 04:56 PM
... with their "Green Perch".
Posted By: Sunil Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 05:28 PM
Maybe we can do some Cajun bashing too.....
Posted By: gehajake Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 06:03 PM
Crawpee crappie or crappy, or sak a lait, as my friend from cajun country calls them, no matter how you say it, thats one super nice mess of fish and some of the best eating,, having to keep their numbers in check by catching and eating that mess is one of the best problems anybody ever had!
Posted By: Steve_ Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 08:33 PM
Originally Posted by Theo Gallus
... with their "Green Perch".

Yeah, that one threw me for a loop the first time I heard that. I watch a lot of fishing videos, and a lot of Texans refer to Bluegills and other panfish as Perch. My OCD can only handle so much!

Thanks Theo, now you got me all fired up for the day grin
Posted By: Augie Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 08:41 PM
Is a green perch the same thing as a ditch pickle?
Posted By: Steve_ Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 09:20 PM
Originally Posted by Augie
Is a green perch the same thing as a ditch pickle?

Do you watch Kayak Catfish on Youtube? That's what he calls a LMB (Ditch Pickle). I thought Green Perch was anything in the Bluegill family, but I could be wrong. I've read that people in Mississippi call LMB "Green Trout" lol.

Edit: Nope, apparently the term Ditch Pickle was coined in 2010 when a fly-fishing tournament in Vermont was called the Ditch Pickle Classic.
Posted By: Augie Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 10:27 PM
Haven't heard of Kayak Catfish. I'd say the term ditch pickle has probably been in use since about forever, but the first guy to write it on the interwebs gets the credit. lol

If you're ever feeling ornery, drop that phrase in a conversation with a tournament angler, and tell him how good they are to eat. ;-)
Posted By: Steve_ Re: BCP Harvest - 06/10/21 10:45 PM
Originally Posted by Augie
Haven't heard of Kayak Catfish. I'd say the term ditch pickle has probably been in use since about forever, but the first guy to write it on the interwebs gets the credit. lol

If you're ever feeling ornery, drop that phrase in a conversation with a tournament angler, and tell him how good they are to eat. ;-)

Haha, I'll take your word for it.
Posted By: Theo Gallus Re: BCP Harvest - 06/11/21 10:46 AM
Originally Posted by Sunil
Maybe we can do some Cajun bashing too.....
If you knock the food, I'll come to Pittsburgh and kick your butt.
Posted By: Sunil Re: BCP Harvest - 06/11/21 12:04 PM
Originally Posted by Theo Gallus
Originally Posted by Sunil
Maybe we can do some Cajun bashing too.....
If you knock the food, I'll come to Pittsburgh and kick your butt.


Listen, Cochise. You know you haven't even been out of Ohio for a decade or more, so that's an idle threat.

But if you do come, bring a Turducken.
Posted By: Theo Gallus Re: BCP Harvest - 06/11/21 12:59 PM
Originally Posted by Sunil
Listen, Cochise. You know you haven't even been out of Ohio for a decade or more, so that's an idle threat.
I had an out-of-the-body experience last year. Does that count?

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But if you do come, bring a Turducken.
with plenty of Slap Ya Mama!
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Posted By: ewest Re: BCP Harvest - 06/11/21 03:10 PM
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on Green perch

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Posted By: Tbar Re: BCP Harvest - 06/18/21 01:19 AM
FWIW - my friends from Louisiana calls them White Perch.
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