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#11634362 - 05/29/16 08:41 PM Never fished for crappie before
dcox1911 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 64
Anybody know of any spots in the Houston area where I might catch one or two? I just want to cross it off of the list of species I've caught. We've all been there. The one fish everybody's caught before but you haha

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#11635229 - 05/30/16 10:46 AM Re: Never fished for crappie before [Re: dcox1911]
CRAPPIEJIGN Offline
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Registered: 02/12/06
Posts: 1220
Loc: Denton
My parents lived in Houston for several years and frequently fished Lake Conroe to catch crappie. I don't know of any water holding crappie inside of Houston itself. Maybe someone more local or with insight into local ponds and community watersheds will read your post and comment. Sorry I don't have more to offer in the way of info. Good luck!

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#11636366 - 05/30/16 09:00 PM Re: Never fished for crappie before [Re: dcox1911]
MrNovice Offline
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Registered: 02/16/16
Posts: 1997
Originally Posted By: dcox1911
Anybody know of any spots in the Houston area where I might catch one or two? I just want to cross it off of the list of species I've caught. We've all been there. The one fish everybody's caught before but you haha


Jig cattails or use a minnow 2ft under a bobber, you're bound to get at least one to cross it off your list.
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#11640034 - 06/01/16 11:37 AM Re: Never fished for crappie before [Re: dcox1911]
TXfisherman12 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/12
Posts: 309
Loc: Sugar Land, TX
I know there are quite a few crappie in Lake Houston but never fished it so couldn't tell you where to go. There is a separate online site for the lake houston fishing forum - they might be able to give you better direction, but I would be highly surprised if anyone gives up there honey hole (for obvious reasons). There are a ton of local ponds in the Houston area with crappie in them - at least I have been told, but I haven't come across them yet, and if I did I would be highly reluctant to give up a honey hole with so many people living in the area. Plus there is a highly prevalent Catch-&-not release philosophy among many crappie fisherman I have run into. Good luck, and I would recommend minnows for faster locating them!
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#11642576 - 06/02/16 12:10 PM Re: Never fished for crappie before [Re: dcox1911]
H-TownCrappieMan Offline
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Registered: 03/11/07
Posts: 170
Loc: Southeast Texas (Cypress)
try the west side of FM 1960 bridge where the marina is. You can walk the south side of the rocks near the bridge and n\bank fish - if you can get there. I wouldn't risk it with all the rain and water in the San Jacinta River though.
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#11642609 - 06/02/16 12:25 PM Re: Never fished for crappie before [Re: dcox1911]
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Registered: 07/31/12
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They'll bobble and run with the float. They have very soft mouths, don't jerk, kinda just lift.
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