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#10943762 - 06/27/15 03:33 PM Fly Fish for Crappie?
dropngobble Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/26/15
Posts: 3
Curious if anyone has much success fly fishing for crappie? If so what fly patterns do you find most successful?



#10943781 - 06/27/15 03:44 PM Re: Fly Fish for Crappie? [Re: dropngobble]
pepop Offline
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Registered: 04/22/09
Posts: 6953
Loc: Chandler, Texas
Fly fishing for crappie other than Spring when they are cruising the banks would be pretty tough, as far as fly patterns, any productive crappie jig pattern could be tied on a plain hook & I guess it could be delivered deep enough on a weighted "sinking" fly line, but still it'd be difficult if the fish were holding much deeper than 8-10 feet. That's my 2cents anyway.

#10943819 - 06/27/15 04:10 PM Re: Fly Fish for Crappie? [Re: dropngobble]
dropngobble Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/26/15
Posts: 3
Thank you for the input I appreciate the help. I do have some fast sinking fly line that can get me down to about 20 feet deep...will that help? I have only ever caught crappie under a bobber when I was a kid so I'm not sure if stripping with a fly pole would even work...but I figured I would ask.

These might be some silly questions, but I live in Nevada and will be visiting San Antonio from 6/30 thru the 6th of July. My brother wants to take me fishing and I much prefer to fly fish VS use a spinning rod, but will if I must. All I catch here in Nevada is trout.

Again thanks for the tips...I look forward to experiencing fly fishing in Texas.

#10943961 - 06/27/15 05:31 PM Re: Fly Fish for Crappie? [Re: dropngobble]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4167
Loc: Longview, Tx
They'll eat a clouser minnow if you can get it in front of them.

#10944256 - 06/27/15 09:28 PM Re: Fly Fish for Crappie? [Re: dropngobble]
Fish Chaser Offline
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Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 887
They also love woolly buggers.

#10944332 - 06/27/15 10:26 PM Re: Fly Fish for Crappie? [Re: dropngobble]
PKfishin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2662
Loc: Texas
I bet if you went out at night and dropped a big green light off the boat by some bridge pilings that might be good. A lot of the minnows attracted to the light are small fry and a wet fly would mimmick them well.

I've used my fly rod with small jigs around the green light. It's a lot of fun especially when you get a largemouth or striper to take small jig or fly.
John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee.


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