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#11351419 - 01/17/16 08:46 AM How cold is too cold?
MadCatter Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/05/15
Posts: 11
Loc: Princeton, TX
So the magic question on this frigid cold is too cold to catch crappies?
"I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work."-Thomas Edison

#11351429 - 01/17/16 08:52 AM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: MadCatter]
Jig Man Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 3937
Loc: Over here...
Never too cold to ketchem, but it does get too cold to go...
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#11351434 - 01/17/16 08:55 AM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: MadCatter]
marktx Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/05/02
Posts: 2687
Seems my best days in the winter has bee the coldest raining or snowing days. They catch them on the ice in the north but it's mainly a personal decision on how much cold they can take

#11351440 - 01/17/16 09:01 AM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: MadCatter]
bloo_rainger Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 1617
Loc: Tarrant
I was just watching a show on tv from up north and they were catching giant crappie on a frozen lake. It's crazy.

#11351459 - 01/17/16 09:15 AM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: MadCatter]
chas1 Offline

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
As I get older the temp for me is in the 40's,i tend to stay home below 45

#11351477 - 01/17/16 09:23 AM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: MadCatter]
Bobcat1 Online   content
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 17731
Loc: Sanger,Texas
This cold:

Gets you this:

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#11351478 - 01/17/16 09:24 AM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: MadCatter]
Tommy Ezell Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 1381
Loc: Rockwall,Tx.
Rain, sleet or snow it's never too cold.

#11351493 - 01/17/16 09:27 AM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: MadCatter]
Gamblinman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 1862
Loc: Yantis, TX
I so miss our heated dock on Grand Lake in OK on these cold mornings. Slip into a 72° dock and catch crappies when its in the 20's outside, in a T-shirt.

Todays superb clothing sure makes it easier to tolerate those cold mornings in the boat. Windproof outer clothing and merino wool base layers make it enjoyable.


#11351529 - 01/17/16 09:44 AM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: MadCatter]
Jignpig65 Offline

Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 259
Loc: Paris Texas
Enjoyable or tolerable? Catching crappie in cold is great, but it's the cleaning that gets me. Hands are like ice after first dozen or so.

#11351800 - 01/17/16 01:03 PM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: MadCatter]
Bud B Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 960
Loc: Gun Barrel City, Tx
Back in my bass tournament days, I would get out on some really cold days. I don't do that any more. If it's below freezing, I'm usually at home.

That said, my other hobby is cycling, and I would rather fish on a cold day than ride a bicycle. So, in the winter, I tend to ride on the warmer days and fish on the colder ones ......... to a point.
Bud Baker
Gun Barrel City, Tx

#11351908 - 01/17/16 02:31 PM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: MadCatter]
Jerry T. Offline
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Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 679
Loc: Texas
No such thing as too cold. Colder the better it seems....

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#11352012 - 01/17/16 03:57 PM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: MadCatter]
Chiprat Offline

Registered: 04/28/15
Posts: 187
Loc: Highland Village, Texas
weekend before last, I went to Ray Roberts Spillway, it was 24 when I got there at Sun up. went down to the cut and there was a guy already there, so we fished together. when you reeled your line in, the water would freeze up on the Eyelets.. I am thinking that is a bit too cold... Lol, caught a few, he caught most, for he was right over the pool, and they would not stray too far from there. I will stay above freezing from now on..

#11352033 - 01/17/16 04:11 PM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: Jerry T.]
banker-always fishing Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 36469
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: Jerry T.
No such thing as too cold. Colder the better it seems....

Plus #1. cheers

Side Note: As long as the wind is not blowing to hard! nuts

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#11352054 - 01/17/16 04:18 PM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: MadCatter]
Lovfldx Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 6601
For crappie, unless creek,river or lake is frozen surface to mud, never too cold to catch crappie. Colder the better.vthatsxwhycthey make thermals and neoprene.

#11352424 - 01/17/16 07:48 PM Re: How cold is too cold? [Re: MadCatter]
sapalmer Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 558
Loc: Dallas
Below freezing,sleet and snow. Some of my best trips.

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