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#11168357 - 10/16/15 10:12 AM New to the area - Prosper
jsbz Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/15/15
Posts: 12
Loc: Prosper, TX
Hello all....
My family and I relocated from Chicago to Prosper in late July. Back home I fished mostly for crappie, blue gill, walleye, etc... I do not have a boat right now so I am landlocked for now. Does anyone have some suggested areas to shore fish for crappie?

Thanks

Jim

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#11168391 - 10/16/15 10:26 AM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: jsbz]
PKfishin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2235
Loc: Texas
Bank fishing is tough in Texas. People do it but my advise is to get a small boat of some kind. When I moved here to take a job at TI back in 92, a friend and I went to ray Roberts to fish off the bank. I must have had a dozen fire ant attacks. Fire ants love water and lakes are one of the few areas where these imported Amazon stinging machines can consistently get water. Every rock and stump will be colonized by them.

The other reason to get a small boat is the fish always seem to be just out of casting range. I caught these crappie at Texoma this week and the folks at the ramp fishing from the bank were getting skunked. Fish disappeared from my fish finder at about 20 feet of water. You'd have needed a surf rod to hit that area.




I have one of these boats that I use locally. Fits in my garage and the back of my car. A fishing Kayak is also a good low cost way to get off the bank if you have storage for it.

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#11168402 - 10/16/15 10:29 AM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: jsbz]
jsbz Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/15/15
Posts: 12
Loc: Prosper, TX
Thanks PKfishin....

Yes I don't need any fire ant attacks smile

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#11168405 - 10/16/15 10:31 AM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: jsbz]
fishin_farmer Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 413
Loc: Prosper,Texas
Welcome to Prosper. I was born and raised here. Give me a call sometime and I will do my best to help you with any questions you have about fishing here. My name is Cody Standerfer. 972-743-7098

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#11168447 - 10/16/15 10:53 AM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: jsbz]
GhostRider32 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/15/15
Posts: 1414
Welcome.

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#11168520 - 10/16/15 11:38 AM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: jsbz]
The Crappie Guy Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/17/03
Posts: 5011
Loc: HV, TX and Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: jsbz
Hello all....
My family and I relocated from Chicago to Prosper in late July. Back home I fished mostly for crappie, blue gill, walleye, etc... I do not have a boat right now so I am landlocked for now. Does anyone have some suggested areas to shore fish for crappie?

Thanks

Jim

Wait til the first freeze and then start bank walking the creeks on the north ends of most any lake that is close to you. Fish a jig under a bobber and there should be no reason to fish deeper than 2'. Pack light, walk far, and carry a 5 gallon bucket to bring your fish home. Good luck and welcome to the TFF.
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#11168534 - 10/16/15 11:47 AM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: fishin_farmer]
Bobcat1 Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 17800
Loc: Sanger,Texas
Originally Posted By: fishin_farmer
Welcome to Prosper. I was born and raised here. Give me a call sometime and I will do my best to help you with any questions you have about fishing here. My name is Cody Standerfer. 972-743-7098
You ain't going to get a better offer than that. He knows fish. Good onya Cody
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#11168552 - 10/16/15 12:00 PM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: fishin_farmer]
el Rojo Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 3570
Loc: On the road again.
Originally Posted By: fishin_farmer
Welcome to Prosper. I was born and raised here. Give me a call sometime and I will do my best to help you with any questions you have about fishing here. My name is Cody Standerfer. 972-743-7098


Welcome Jim!

You should call Cody, he's a great guy, not to mention a good crappie guide.
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#11168720 - 10/16/15 01:59 PM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: jsbz]
Bigskippy Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/23/13
Posts: 111
You should fish the creeks starting in November. If you're in prosper, you're not far from lake Ray Roberts. Find a creek near there or like Lewisville and you'll catch crappie. Good luck
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#11168767 - 10/16/15 02:25 PM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: jsbz]
Fishbonz Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 3784
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: jsbz
Hello all....
My family and I relocated from Chicago to Prosper in late July. Back home I fished mostly for crappie, blue gill, walleye, etc... I do not have a boat right now so I am landlocked for now. Does anyone have some suggested areas to shore fish for crappie?

Thanks

Jim
welcome
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Horace aka Fishbonz

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#11169035 - 10/16/15 05:09 PM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: jsbz]
jsbz Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/15/15
Posts: 12
Loc: Prosper, TX
Thanks for all the feedback and warm welcome! Cody I will take you up on your offer and give you a call.

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#11169080 - 10/16/15 05:48 PM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: jsbz]
larry mays Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/24/14
Posts: 863
Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
Sounds like all gave you good info but will add here in Texas we have a good bit of wind that the small boats can't take in the winter. So check out the creeks on the lakes as a back up unless you pick your own days to fish. Good Fishing

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#11169095 - 10/16/15 06:01 PM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: jsbz]
SheCrappieKilla Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 2479
Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
Don't call Cody, you will never be the same again. He's going to make you want to drag up everyday and go fishing.

Don't do it.

Welcome to Texas.

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#11174095 - 10/20/15 03:50 AM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: jsbz]
crope1 Online   content
Ronnie Hurt'em Roberts

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 5909
Loc: mansfield,tx
Welcome to the forum!
Originally Posted By: jsbz
Hello all....
My family and I relocated from Chicago to Prosper in late July. Back home I fished mostly for crappie, blue gill, walleye, etc... I do not have a boat right now so I am landlocked for now. Does anyone have some suggested areas to shore fish for crappie?

Thanks

Jim

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#11188768 - 10/27/15 01:33 AM Re: New to the area - Prosper [Re: jsbz]
CollinCountyCab Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/26/08
Posts: 77
Loc: Frisco, TX
Chicago...my hometown for the first 22yrs of life. Call or text amd i will take you out to our brushed dock. Im in Frisco.
Kevin
469.952.7772

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