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#10977166 - 07/14/15 06:15 PM Lake Worth Crappie
Tipps Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/12/11
Posts: 640
Loc: Keller, TX
Can you eat em or not? And, does anybody ever catch them under the 820 bridge?

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#10977275 - 07/14/15 07:13 PM Re: Lake Worth Crappie [Re: Tipps]
Mikeyb_23 Offline
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Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 236
Loc: White Settlement, Tx
I've ate them before and I'm still alive. I've never caught anything under the bridge but I always see people fishing under there.

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#10977561 - 07/14/15 09:24 PM Re: Lake Worth Crappie [Re: Tipps]
chickenman Online   shocked
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Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 33428
Loc: Denton County
I hear that the locals do and have for a long time. If TPWD and DSHS say its ok, then I guess its ok.

Originally Posted By: TPWD
https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdo...-and-advisories

Lake Worth in Tarrant County

Chemicals of Concern:
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), aldrin, dieldrin
Persons should not consume blue catfish, channel catfish or smallmouth buffalo from these waters.
This replaces a previous advisory issued in 2000. . See details here.
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#10977640 - 07/14/15 09:55 PM Re: Lake Worth Crappie [Re: Tipps]
hub_cap Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/28/03
Posts: 395
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
I've eaten them for years. Fished under the bridge before. Its hit/miss...haven't done well this past 6 months...first not enough water,then too much. Now its just a matter of time. I caught a lot of small ones, but some keepers too. Good luck
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#10980104 - 07/16/15 06:50 AM Re: Lake Worth Crappie [Re: Tipps]
South Florida transplant Offline
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Registered: 09/05/14
Posts: 92
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I live about a mile from lake and have been catching and eating crappie since 1977. I mainly fish the south end of lake from 820 to dam. Used minnows, jigs and 1/8 ounce roadrunners. Caught them under bridge, but theres alot of little ones so you just have to move around. Boat docks hold them but you have to find them. Can't tell you how many I've caught in front of runway. Some small brushpiles have been placed by fisherman so you need electronics to find them. Reeds by bridge have also produced. They are there but I can't tell you everything. Kyakers can give you a little more info so when you go just stop by one or two of those guys and they will point you in the right direction.

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#10981131 - 07/16/15 01:23 PM Re: Lake Worth Crappie [Re: Tipps]
Tipps Offline
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Registered: 11/12/11
Posts: 640
Loc: Keller, TX
Fished the bridge yesterday in tube, caught several small crappie and a channel cat. Those columns are different, that was the first time I'd been on that lake. They're large square columns, and I wasn't in my boat so i'm not sure what they looked like underneath the water.

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#10981242 - 07/16/15 02:21 PM Re: Lake Worth Crappie [Re: Tipps]
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Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 11694
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Originally Posted By: Tipps
Fished the bridge yesterday in tube, caught several small crappie and a channel cat. Those columns are different, that was the first time I'd been on that lake. They're large square columns, and I wasn't in my boat so i'm not sure what they looked like underneath the water.


How did the tube work for you?
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#10981836 - 07/16/15 06:27 PM Re: Lake Worth Crappie [Re: Tipps]
hub_cap Offline
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Registered: 11/28/03
Posts: 395
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Did you go early or late evening. Im thinking about hitting the bridge early Saturday morning in the tube before the boats get too bad.
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#10982400 - 07/16/15 11:30 PM Re: Lake Worth Crappie [Re: karpbuster]
Tipps Offline
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Registered: 11/12/11
Posts: 640
Loc: Keller, TX
Originally Posted By: karpbuster
Originally Posted By: Tipps
Fished the bridge yesterday in tube, caught several small crappie and a channel cat. Those columns are different, that was the first time I'd been on that lake. They're large square columns, and I wasn't in my boat so i'm not sure what they looked like underneath the water.


How did the tube work for you?


Worked great Bill, I like it.

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#10982402 - 07/16/15 11:31 PM Re: Lake Worth Crappie [Re: hub_cap]
Tipps Offline
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Registered: 11/12/11
Posts: 640
Loc: Keller, TX
Originally Posted By: hub_cap
Did you go early or late evening. Im thinking about hitting the bridge early Saturday morning in the tube before the boats get too bad.


I went from about 2 to 4pm.

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#10983594 - 07/17/15 01:44 PM Re: Lake Worth Crappie [Re: Tipps]
South Florida transplant Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/05/14
Posts: 92
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Under Bridge at Each big square block there are about (ten ea. 2'X 2') square pylons that are normally easily fished around when water is about two foot from full pool.

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#10983658 - 07/17/15 02:13 PM Re: Lake Worth Crappie [Re: South Florida transplant]
Tipps Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/12/11
Posts: 640
Loc: Keller, TX
Originally Posted By: South Florida transplant
Under Bridge at Each big square block there are about (ten ea. 2'X 2') square pylons that are normally easily fished around when water is about two foot from full pool.


That makes sense to me. I was only really fishing the perimeter of the them then.

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#10983724 - 07/17/15 02:42 PM Re: Lake Worth Crappie [Re: Tipps]
JIM SR. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6129
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
fished for Crappie there from 1974-1980 and caught hundreds at a time. They tasted great !!
We caught them in the reeds fishing from rental canoes from the base, using cane poles and jigs.
Also at night with lanterens sitting right in the middle of the lake,...it was a blast.
This was back when the giant fence was at the end of the runway,..fun days.

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