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#10754113 - 04/08/15 01:28 PM Why the late spawn?
markchat Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 283
Loc: Carrollton texas
Let's hear everyones answer to the late spawn. I usually tie it to cold weather but we've had decent water temps for awhile now.Clueless as usual.
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#10754135 - 04/08/15 01:37 PM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: markchat]
CoachPayne Offline
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Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 167
Cause crappie are like women, they do what they want when they want!! Just my opinion. smile

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#10754208 - 04/08/15 01:59 PM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: markchat]
karpbuster Offline
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Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 11694
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Originally Posted By: markchat
Let's hear everyones answer to the late spawn. I usually tie it to cold weather but we've had decent water temps for awhile now.Clueless as usual.


Just keep us guessing and looking I suppose.
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#10754209 - 04/08/15 01:59 PM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: markchat]
THarris22 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/15
Posts: 64
Loc: HENDERSON,TX
A lot of new water I think has changed some things.
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#10754325 - 04/08/15 02:45 PM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: THarris22]
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Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 2386
Loc: Temple,Tx,USA
Originally Posted By: THarris22
A lot of new water I think has changed some things.


....but we have the same scenario here and we have little new water. I've fished here and elsewhere in the state on heavy rain springs and after things settle down they are back on!!! Just Mother Nature doing her best to keep it "fishing" and not "catching"!!!!

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#10754512 - 04/08/15 04:12 PM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: markchat]
James Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 1537
Loc: east tawakoni, tx
Most of the time spawn don't get into full swing till after Easter due to weather but this year it was right 3 weeks before Easter. My guess is all the lakes gaining so much water that not only us but the fish as well are suprised and unsure. So my guess is fresh water.
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#10754577 - 04/08/15 04:47 PM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: markchat]
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Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 823
Several years ago I was catching spawning crappie and spawning bream at the same time right next to each other at Lake Lavon. Since bream don't usually start spawning until May the crappie were obviously spawning late that year.

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#10754583 - 04/08/15 04:51 PM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: markchat]
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 3755
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Late Winter couple with new water in lakes & unstable weather conditions 2cents oh! & don`t forget Punxsutawney Phil!!!
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#10754589 - 04/08/15 04:55 PM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: markchat]
Jig Man Offline
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 3938
Loc: Over here...
Its not late here, right on time... fish
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#10754602 - 04/08/15 05:04 PM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: Fishbonz]
Ken Gaby Offline
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Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 2296
Loc: Belton, TX
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
Late Winter couple with new water in lakes & unstable weather conditions 2cents oh! & don`t forget Punxsutawney Phil!!!

This^
Been a real mystery this year. I've given up on theories. Last two weeks of Feb, water dropped 10 degrees to 42-44. Temps been coming up ever since and reached good spawn temps 3+ weeks ago. Story seems to be the same on all lakes in north TX. No big push to the bank, scattered fish, no pattern, females still have eggs that aren't ready, some fish still in 15-20 FOW. With the new water, fish may be where we're not looking, but I've looked in a lot of places, shallow and deep. noidea
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#10754688 - 04/08/15 05:52 PM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: markchat]
markchat Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 283
Loc: Carrollton texas
I can't find them deep or shallow (RayBob). In my logs of years past i've already been catching them shallow by this date and not one shallow this year.
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#10754716 - 04/08/15 06:06 PM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: markchat]
jbhall1183 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/11
Posts: 232
How do u know it's late? Maybe you missed them.. Or maybe not haha? Once u think u know fishing the fish will surprise you. People were limiting out about 3 weeks on benbrook. Caught them spawning at another dfw lake last weekend. There's no doubt they should be spawning... Water temps are there.. Explore new areas?

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#10754865 - 04/08/15 07:39 PM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: markchat]
DFW-fisherman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1197
Loc: DFW
Jbhall makes sence. Try new water on the same lakes. It's called fishing for a reason. Anyway, I am enjoying the heck out of it! hmmm

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#10755182 - 04/08/15 09:38 PM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: markchat]
sandbasscamp Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/11/11
Posts: 260
Loc: Lake Palestine
Palestine. Water muddy. Bout the time it starts to clear. Boom, 3' rain . I got 1 off my dock yest. That looked like he just came out of 30 ft. Hopin its late but they have lots of places to screw around .

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#10755720 - 04/09/15 07:51 AM Re: Why the late spawn? [Re: markchat]
Joe Slab Offline
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Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 1273
Loc: NTX
Originally Posted By: markchat
I can't find them deep or shallow (RayBob). In my logs of years past i've already been catching them shallow by this date and not one shallow this year.
I feel your pain. Been out on RR a bunch and can't seem to find them where I did last spring. Seem really scattered this spring.

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