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#11672469 - 06/16/16 10:13 PM Panhandle Crappie?
passinthru Offline
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Registered: 08/11/14
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Loc: Sanger
Headed to Palo Duro tomorrow and will be in Amarillo all weekend, will be smuggling a little fishing gear with me. So if I get a hall pass from the wife where might I find some crappie? Would have to be pretty close to Amarillo because that leash is going to be very short! Only thing I know about the panhandle is I-40 so any advice is welcome.

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#11672481 - 06/16/16 10:20 PM Re: Panhandle Crappie? [Re: passinthru]
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Registered: 03/27/02
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I would imagine your right in the heart of crappie country up there!!! It's probably 5 hours in any direction!! roflmao

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#11672839 - 06/17/16 08:31 AM Re: Panhandle Crappie? [Re: passinthru]
Mo Offline
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You are about 30 years too late for some awesome crappie fishing at Lake Meridith.
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#11673397 - 06/17/16 12:54 PM Re: Panhandle Crappie? [Re: passinthru]
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Your best and only bet is Greenbelt an hour southeast, North of clarendon. I've never fished it myself but hunt just south of there and have heard from people that they do catch crappie. Just don't have any details of how or where.
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#11673809 - 06/17/16 04:04 PM Re: Panhandle Crappie? [Re: passinthru]
passinthru Offline
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Registered: 08/11/14
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So it looks like I have a better chance of eating a 72 oz steak than catching a crappie, going to be a long 3 days

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#11673822 - 06/17/16 04:11 PM Re: Panhandle Crappie? [Re: passinthru]
Jig Man Offline
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Registered: 01/10/09
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Originally Posted By: passinthru
So it looks like I have a better chance of eating a 72 oz steak than catching a crappie, going to be a long 3 days


Yep, that is about how long it will take... roflmao

You might ask around and see if there are any private lakes, but I sure don't know...
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#11674667 - 06/18/16 08:21 AM Re: Panhandle Crappie? [Re: passinthru]
LakeForkGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/31/07
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Loc: Lake Fork Area
When I lived in the Panhandle I would drive over to Lake Vincent in Oklahoma. Its just across the state line after Higgins. That would be about a 2+ hour drive from Amarillo. Lived up there for 46 years that is where I had the best luck. Sorry but that would be my choice. Greenbelt second. Good Luck

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#11675035 - 06/18/16 01:29 PM Re: Panhandle Crappie? [Re: passinthru]
Crappie Popper Offline
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Registered: 08/16/03
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Loc: Ransom Canyon Tx USA
Mackenzie has/had a crappie house. I do not know if the drought has dried it out of the water. South of Amarillo near Silverton.

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#11681016 - 06/21/16 07:52 PM Re: Panhandle Crappie? [Re: passinthru]
passinthru Offline
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Registered: 08/11/14
Posts: 167
Loc: Sanger

So I didn't find a crappie but I did find this! First one I've seen in the wild in years!

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#11681025 - 06/21/16 07:56 PM Re: Panhandle Crappie? [Re: passinthru]
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Great pic, the only time I see one any more is when I watch Old Yeller. smirk

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