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#11190282 - 10/27/15 07:05 PM Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. (Caught a few today)
Doyle Holman Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 717
Loc: Hubbard, Texas USA
Will crappie still bite when a lake is releasing water?
I have heard both yes and no. What do you think?i


Edited by Doyle Holman (10/29/15 07:09 PM)
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#11190299 - 10/27/15 07:13 PM Re: Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. [Re: Doyle Holman]
SheCrappieKilla Offline
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Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 3068
Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
Falling water is death.

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#11190400 - 10/27/15 08:01 PM Re: Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
dwmoore Offline
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Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 4187
Loc: teague,tx
If they have even one gate open on Rc it's real bad fishin.Darrell
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#11190608 - 10/27/15 09:06 PM Re: Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. [Re: Doyle Holman]
Happy Birthday jasoniam Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1231
Loc: Bedford
If you are talking about like at a dam discharge I have done really well at joe pool dam right at the discharge hole I'm talking crappies jumping into oncoming water and slamming a jig!!! It was a lot of fun! I've also had good luck in slack water next to discharge at several areas!!!
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#11191455 - 10/28/15 10:15 AM Re: Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. [Re: Doyle Holman]
kodys'papa Offline
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Loc: Tawakoni/Mogote, CO.
Have had a couple of great days behind a dam discharging water. Trick is to get enough weight to get your bait down and not too much so you are always hanging up...
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#11191639 - 10/28/15 11:52 AM Re: Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
The Crappie Guy Offline
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Registered: 03/17/03
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Loc: HV, TX and Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: SheCrappieKilla
Falling water is death.

^^^This^^^
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#11191812 - 10/28/15 01:28 PM Re: Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. [Re: The Crappie Guy]
dwmoore Offline
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Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 4187
Loc: teague,tx
Wait there is 2 different types of fishing .Below the dam and above the dam. Yes the tailrace water is good but the main lake is bad for falling water.Our lakes they don't allow us below the dam.Darrell
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#11192193 - 10/28/15 04:28 PM Re: Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. [Re: Doyle Holman]
Keith Speer Offline
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Registered: 12/21/07
Posts: 1475
Loc: Frost, Tx
My experience at NM when they are discharging water - wash your boat, tie jigs, reorganize your tackle box, check all the lights on your boat trailer, air up the tires, check lower unit grease and last but not least, take your wife out to eat and tell her.. "honey I want to be here with you than out on the lake catching crappie"... End of story!!!!
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#11192366 - 10/28/15 06:09 PM Re: Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. [Re: Keith Speer]
GMorg Offline
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Registered: 09/06/14
Posts: 38
Loc: Forney, TX
Originally Posted By: Keith Speer
"honey I want to be here with you than out on the lake catching crappie"... End of story!!!!



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#11192436 - 10/28/15 06:43 PM Re: Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. [Re: Doyle Holman]
JimmyA Offline
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Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 870
Loc: new boston
Below the release is good but lakeside not so much, on my lake!
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#11192567 - 10/28/15 07:45 PM Re: Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. [Re: Doyle Holman]
fe1 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/14
Posts: 371
Loc: Texarkana
Jimmy been doing any good on WP? Had 10 keepers today at Herron, Water 68*,getn dirty and current.
Crappie fishn below spillway at our lake is excellant when they are releasing enough water.


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#11194377 - 10/29/15 07:12 PM Re: Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. [Re: dwmoore]
Doyle Holman Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 717
Loc: Hubbard, Texas USA
Even though the lake was over 3 feet above normal level and releasing water at 5600cfs, we caught 10 nice crappie and 15 or 16 throwbacks. All on jigs from brush piles 14 to 15 feet deep, any deeper you couldn't even get a bite.


Edited by Doyle Holman (10/29/15 07:28 PM)
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#11194440 - 10/29/15 07:44 PM Re: Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. [Re: Doyle Holman]
one-3lb-er Online   content
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Registered: 10/31/05
Posts: 1296
Loc: Texarkana, TX
For the first time in my history of crappie fishing (35 years +). we are catching big crappie in the river below the spillways with the gate shut.
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#11194490 - 10/29/15 08:00 PM Re: Crappie bite when discharging water from a lake. [Re: one-3lb-er]
fe1 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/14
Posts: 371
Loc: Texarkana
At WPL spillway?
Originally Posted By: one-3lb-er
For the first time in my history of crappie fishing (35 years +). we are catching big crappie in the river below the spillways with the gate shut.

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