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#10779132 - 04/19/15 01:03 PM Hubbard Crappie
JVM Offline

Registered: 02/01/10
Posts: 68
Loc: Rowlett, TX
I am taking some kiddos out to Hubbard today any being a bass fisherman I know better than to subject them to that pain! Are there any good shore spots for crappie this time of the year where we might have some luck? Any tips? I haven't fished for crappie since a kid and know nothing about it

Edited by JVM (04/19/15 01:05 PM)
Fish On! - JVM
Rick MF Clunn!

#10780999 - 04/20/15 09:24 AM Re: Hubbard Crappie [Re: JVM]
Hookn_Stix Offline

Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 97
Honestly the crappie fishing has been very tough on Hubbard and other lakes. Hubbard is generally tougher than most other lakes on a normal year. There will be some people catching I'm sure.
I found what looked like Crappie in 20ft of water, they would not bite. I didn't see or catch anything shallow.

How did you do?

#10781326 - 04/20/15 11:11 AM Re: Hubbard Crappie [Re: JVM]
James Rains Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 1554
Loc: east tawakoni, tx
Can never go wrong fishing 66 bridge this time of the year. They are on the pillars or on the rocks and sometimes in between.

#10781363 - 04/20/15 11:23 AM Re: Hubbard Crappie [Re: James Rains]
Tommy Ezell Offline
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Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 1510
Loc: Rockwall,Tx.
+1 fish

#10786293 - 04/22/15 12:17 AM Re: Hubbard Crappie [Re: JVM]
Apache J Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/03/12
Posts: 12
Went to hubbert 2day all over 30 on rocks both sides 3 marinas an
An also 66 bridge & between (NOTHING)!!!!

#10786707 - 04/22/15 09:00 AM Re: Hubbard Crappie [Re: Apache J]
Jon Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/11/01
Posts: 4910
Loc: not Mesquite, TX
Sorry to hear of the lack of crappie - hope the kiddos had fun anyhow just getting out.

This time of year is tough for crappie as they seem to be worse than normal about shutting down due to: weather, rain, fronts, lake level rising or falling, woke up on the wrong side of the tree or whatever. Un-predictable except that when they do come shallow and settle down you can catch a bunch right off the bank (sometimes) hammer

A lot of guides don't like this time of year for crappie fishing for above reasons and are much happier when they get into their regular predictable summer pattern.

Next time you take those kids out, get yourself about a 100 live crickets in a wire cricket cage and some long shank size 6 cricket hooks. Bluegill can be a blast and not uncommon to get enough big ones to make a meal. I filet the ones over 7" just like they were a crappie and they are sure tasty! There is always the occasional (or almost every cast) catfish depending on time of year.
Lots of 14" channels and you never know when a 13 lb flathead might be hungry for a cricket snack. That'll get them kids jumping and hollering I'll tell you.
Originally Posted By: roadtrip
In the south, pretty much any fish that doesn't get bigger than a pound or so is called a perch. For some reason, this drives some people crazy.


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