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#11422070 - 02/18/16 06:48 AM Boathouse Crappie
Spiderman Offline
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Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 3275
Loc: EAST TEXAS
I added some fresh cut, big cedar trees under the boathouse late last summer and it looks like they are starting to pay off.

Water was 58-60 degrees in the afternoon. I caught 6 crappie off of the boathouse yesterday afternoon, 12" to 14" size on Texas Toast Slab Bandits. I don't think they are ready to spawn just moving shallow & feeding on shad in preparation.

They were 5' deep in 6' of water. Males were not black yet and females were fat & healthy but not bulging with eggs.

So don't think it's too early to fish shallow.
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#11422096 - 02/18/16 07:13 AM Re: Boathouse Crappie [Re: Spiderman]
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Loc: Tawakoni/Conejos County
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#11422111 - 02/18/16 07:20 AM Re: Boathouse Crappie [Re: Spiderman]
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 732
Loc: Carthage Tx
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