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#11324721 - 01/05/16 02:13 PM Crappie Question
Spring Lizard Waterdog Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 995
Loc: Providence Village Texas
I have been catching quite a few crappie from a private lake I fish.
The water is crystal clear. Designed by Bill Dance. Lots of bottom structure with varied depths up to 30 ft.
All of the crappie I have been catching are in 17 ft of water suspended 12 to 13 ft deep.
Started catching them on hair jigs, and now plastic.
Last two time I have been have not been so good. The fish are still there. I have tried every color in the rainbow with now results. I can see my jig in front of their nose on my helix. while they are feeding on shad. I was catching them casting and vertical jigging as well as dead sticking. Now nothing works. Surface temp is 51 degrees.
Should I try minnows? I am sure these 30 degree nights and high pressure have a lot to do with it.
What would you do? Would be happy to take someone with me. I am a good fisherman but all input is welcome!

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#11324744 - 01/05/16 02:29 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: Spring Lizard Waterdog]
jasoniam Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1159
Loc: Bedford
The weather is possibly a factor but with clear water I am thinking they just being finicky!! I would also try size of jig as well as plastics and tied!! A slight difference in profile I have noticed can be a big difference as can presentation ie still or deadsticking as some say or slight or fast movement!!
So in other words you probably have it right I will always blame the weather when fishing is bad...lol...If ya want some company let me know I'd be happy to help!!
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#11324748 - 01/05/16 02:33 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: Spring Lizard Waterdog]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 12787
Loc: Irving, Texas
The bite has just slowed down in general for a lot of people including me. I'm sure the water getting colder has a lot to do with it considering how warm of a winter it has been. It should pick up come next month.
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#11324756 - 01/05/16 02:37 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: Spring Lizard Waterdog]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16280
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
That is a crappie question, I would have come up with a much better one.

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#11324764 - 01/05/16 02:39 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: Spring Lizard Waterdog]
H-TownCrappieMan Offline
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Registered: 03/11/07
Posts: 167
Loc: Southeast Texas (Cypress)
What the heck - drop a minnow. Ain't to proud to miinnow!
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#11324769 - 01/05/16 02:42 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: Spring Lizard Waterdog]
Wpatrick862 Offline
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Registered: 10/08/15
Posts: 24
I ran into the exact same thing on a small pond once. A guy told me to use a small road runner head with a bright jig (orange and chartreuse). Cast it out and reel it in really really slow. It worked for me, and I think it would be worth giving it a try.

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#11324775 - 01/05/16 02:44 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: Spring Lizard Waterdog]
larry mays Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
Posts: 862
Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
In clear water the best thing is use jig the same color as what that are feeding on. And in cold water the best way to fish a jig is try to hole it without moving at all. I would try to hole it still about 8-16 inch's above the fish.

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#11324803 - 01/05/16 03:02 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: H-TownCrappieMan]
Action_Jackson Offline
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Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1256
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Originally Posted By: H-TownCrappieMan
What the heck - drop a minnow. Ain't to proud to miinnow!

roflmao roflmao roflmao
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#11324807 - 01/05/16 03:05 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: Spring Lizard Waterdog]
Spring Lizard Waterdog Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 995
Loc: Providence Village Texas
What question would you have come up with Huckleberry? Or answer?

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#11324814 - 01/05/16 03:06 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: Spring Lizard Waterdog]
Spring Lizard Waterdog Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 995
Loc: Providence Village Texas
Thanks guys, I appreciate all of your info. I think they will see a minnow next since I have matched the jig to the bait and deadsticked for hours

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#11324840 - 01/05/16 03:20 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: Spring Lizard Waterdog]
dwmoore Offline
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Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 4044
Loc: teague,tx
Don't do it have alittle pride.Next they will have ya spider riggin.Call me I will help a brother out.Darrell
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#11324842 - 01/05/16 03:21 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: Spring Lizard Waterdog]
larry mays Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
Posts: 862
Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
That does sometime happen and they have a name for it, crappie fishing.

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#11324865 - 01/05/16 03:30 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: Spring Lizard Waterdog]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 12787
Loc: Irving, Texas
The fish could also just not be feeding. They don't have to eat as much now as they would during the warmer months.
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#11325436 - 01/05/16 07:56 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: Huckleberry]
Aquiles Offline
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Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 1233
Loc: Texas, Dallas
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
That is a crappie question, I would have come up with a much better one.


So Wrong! roflmao

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#11325444 - 01/05/16 08:01 PM Re: Crappie Question [Re: Spring Lizard Waterdog]
Spring Lizard Waterdog Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 995
Loc: Providence Village Texas
Thanks Darrell, I have been fishing since I was two and that was 66 years ago. I do know a thing or two about it.
But always willing to learn more. Will give you a buzz tomorrow!

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