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#10883356 - 05/30/15 11:25 AM It Was Bound to Happen
Laner Online   content
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Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 2185
Loc: Joshua, TX
Well it was bound to happen. We’ve been able to dodge the storms since March, but mother nature finally won out this morning, and I had to cancel the trip. I got another scheduled for this afternoon, but while I have some free time, here’s what worked for us this week.

The docks and brush piles have been the key to our success. Docks with a good amount of water are producing nice take homes of crappie, with a Shaddaboy Thump Chubby being the bait of choice.

The brush piles have been productive, although I can’t believe how deep the fish are right now. My best pile this week was in water deeper than 20ft, with the fish only being a foot off the bottom. I have been using a CR Special Thump Chubby for this kind of situation.

In both scenarios, movement is key. Obviously, the jig is always moving while dock shooting. I’m using a 1/16 ounce unpainted jig head, and moving quickly from dock to dock. For brush, I’m using an 1/8 ounce jig head and moving the jig up and down or pitching it quite a bit. Either way, they don’t want it sitting still.

A few pictures from the last few days:








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#10883363 - 05/30/15 11:27 AM Re: It Was Bound to Happen [Re: Laner]
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Registered: 02/02/15
Posts: 164
Loc: Garland, TX
Good lookin crappie.

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#10883376 - 05/30/15 11:35 AM Re: It Was Bound to Happen [Re: Laner]
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Registered: 01/10/09
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Loc: Over here...
That is some dirty water for you guys.... but nice fish
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#10883385 - 05/30/15 11:39 AM Re: It Was Bound to Happen [Re: Laner]
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Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1256
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Nice slabs as always Lane...shaddaboy is killer folks, go get cha a pack!!!
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#10883539 - 05/30/15 12:48 PM Re: It Was Bound to Happen [Re: Laner]
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Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 2477
Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
Your doing just fine as always.

Funny you said something about deep fish. I saw what I thought were crappie setting near the bottom in 26 FOW, dropped down and got bit as soon I lifted it off the bottom.

Funny ain't it.

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#10883735 - 05/30/15 02:20 PM Re: It Was Bound to Happen [Re: Laner]
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Awesome fish! Good job. cheers
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#10884932 - 05/31/15 06:37 AM Re: It Was Bound to Happen [Re: Laner]
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Got to be pretty tough shooting docks with the water above them??????? How you do dat, Laner? Swimmin the CP specials over the tops of 'em?????
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#10885384 - 05/31/15 01:02 PM Re: It Was Bound to Happen [Re: Laner]
Bud B Offline
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Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 960
Loc: Gun Barrel City, Tx
Nice report, Lane. I spent a few hours on the water Friday afternoon and caught 18. By the time I got home, I was holding up dinner plans, and never quite got around to doing a report.

Originally Posted By: Jig Man
That is some dirty water for you guys

Yes, Cedar Creek is only a few inches high, but there's been lots of water moving through and the lake does have more color than usual.
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#10888419 - 06/01/15 06:17 PM Re: It Was Bound to Happen [Re: Laner]
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Registered: 12/08/07
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Loc: A small blue spot on planet ea...
Nice fish Lane thumb
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#10889343 - 06/02/15 07:29 AM Re: It Was Bound to Happen [Re: Laner]
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Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1197
Loc: DFW
You have done it again, and again! Thanks for sharing the successes!

One question - do you think a red hook makes any difference for this type of crappie fishing? helpsign

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#10889488 - 06/02/15 08:36 AM Re: It Was Bound to Happen [Re: Laner]
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Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 1257
Loc: Lake Lavon

WTG Lane!
Great report.

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#10891229 - 06/02/15 08:07 PM Re: It Was Bound to Happen [Re: Laner]
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Registered: 02/26/07
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Loc: Joshua, TX
DFW-fisherman: I don't think red hooks make much of a difference. I actually stopped carrying red hooks a couple of years ago when I found out the tempering process actually weakens the bend of the hook. Now I only fish with, and sale, bronze or black nickel hooks.
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