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#10825523 - 05/07/15 11:35 AM Crappie spawn-Yes or no
Martin Lee O. Offline

Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 433
Loc: McKinney TX
Just checking in with you guys to get your opinion on this years spawn. Has it happened yet? All of the new water in the lakes I frequent (Lavon, Lewisville, Ray Roberts) has my freezer empty. Of course, I'm a bank/tube angler and stumped on places to go with the lakes being so high. Thanks and God bless. Don't forget to pray for our great nation today flag
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#10825639 - 05/07/15 12:24 PM Re: Crappie spawn-Yes or no [Re: Martin Lee O.]
hawghoover Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 602
Loc: Lewisville Tx
i think it is over! the high water in Grapevine just ran them to deep water i bet..think they will just absorb there eggs this year.

#10825643 - 05/07/15 12:26 PM Re: Crappie spawn-Yes or no [Re: Martin Lee O.]
Scott in Flower Mound Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 559
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I am also a bank angler, and the spots that produced numbers of nice sized crappie last Spring did not produce anything for me this Spring. I am of the opinion that what little there was of the spawn here on Lake Grapevine, is now gone.

In the midst of all this rain, fishing the spawn from the banks this year has been awful.

Scott in Flower Mound

Edited by Scott in Flower Mound (05/07/15 12:28 PM)

#10825738 - 05/07/15 01:01 PM Re: Crappie spawn-Yes or no [Re: Martin Lee O.]
I FISH 4 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/09
Posts: 749
Loc: East Texas
On Pines from April 3rd thru 15th we found them on the bed, pines was about 3.5 ft. high, now we are getting them in 12 to 17 feet about 4 to 5 feet up from the bottom.

Caddo has fish hard with all the new water coming in every week.
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#10826413 - 05/07/15 04:47 PM Re: Crappie spawn-Yes or no [Re: Martin Lee O.]
AGSWON Offline

Registered: 06/09/03
Posts: 336
Loc: Lewisville, TX - United States
I fish Lewisville quite frequently out of a boat. I have had 6-8 spots that have always had crappie on them, that is until this year. I fish hard between Mid March to Mid April with 3 dinks to show for it. I hope the females just spawned in deeper water this year, so we don't miss this years fish in the future. Every time the fish were about to move up, that lake would flood. This is by far the worst Spring I've ever gone through. bang

#10826827 - 05/07/15 07:47 PM Re: Crappie spawn-Yes or no [Re: Martin Lee O.]
Esnow74 Offline

Registered: 04/08/12
Posts: 250
Loc: North Texas
I had a lot of good action from first week of March until April 7th in the spawning grounds I fish around Midlothian. Everything after April 7th has been from docks in 10FOW or brush in 15FOW. I did catch a big white crappie last weekend in 10FOW shooting docks that was full of eggs.

#10827373 - 05/07/15 10:48 PM Re: Crappie spawn-Yes or no [Re: Martin Lee O.]
Hooky_Looky Offline
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Registered: 03/16/09
Posts: 676
Loc: Plano, TX
crappie apocalypse

#10827648 - 05/08/15 07:17 AM Re: Crappie spawn-Yes or no [Re: Martin Lee O.]
BlueNitro Offline
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Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 5452
Loc: Lewisville
Here is my two cents 2cents I primarily fish Lewisville and I believe that ............... who am I kidding, I don't know [censored] about crappie fishing on Lewisville!!!!!!! It has been tough but the under sized hybrids pull harder than those damn crappie anyhow!!!
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#10827665 - 05/08/15 07:27 AM Re: Crappie spawn-Yes or no [Re: Martin Lee O.]
Jig Man Offline
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 5233
Loc: Over here...
Prolly most have spawned, but I'm still ketchin females with eggs and males with their girlfriend colors on... So it ain't over yet.
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#10827710 - 05/08/15 07:53 AM Re: Crappie spawn-Yes or no [Re: Martin Lee O.]
Bottom_Bouncer Offline
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Registered: 08/24/05
Posts: 1499
Loc: Little Elm Boat Ramp
I tried em on Friday, Saturday & Sunday but couldn't catch a crappie. Caught every other species of fish in the lake though.

Even though the fishing is tough, I believe the fish will have a good spawn and good survival rate with all the flooded trees and grass. (Not sure why I believe this, I guess I think they are still doing what they do while evading us in the process)
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#10827711 - 05/08/15 07:53 AM Re: Crappie spawn-Yes or no [Re: Martin Lee O.]
wacorusty Offline

Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 136
The spawn was scattered, scattered, scattered. We caught fish on 20' brush piles in Waco three weeks ago and caught a handful in 1' of water on Navarro Mills last week. I'm on pause until July. I know where they will be then.

#10828586 - 05/08/15 01:05 PM Re: Crappie spawn-Yes or no [Re: Martin Lee O.]
Duck_Jerky Offline
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Registered: 02/21/02
Posts: 5011
Loc: Kaufman, TX
Caught fish last week on Cedar Creek in 18" on jig/bobber. They are still that shallow on Fork and Cedar Creek, so probably that way on other lakes, but you just have to find that area where they are, and that's always the toughest part. The rapid rise of water this spring did seem to change things up.
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