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#11676719 - 06/19/16 05:42 PM Lavon
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Lake is still a little over 4' high. Fishing did slow down a little after they opened gates and the wind was tough last week. You can still catch them on submerged timber and standing timber in 10-25' water. Most are suspended off the bottom several feet. Today my better fish came from 12' water on bushy bois darcs that were barely sticking up out of the water on 1/16th ounce white/chart Rocky tops. If I found the right tree it would hold 4-8 fish. Most other trees were holding 1-2 fish if any.
Some days there is a pattern within a pattern that will help you if you can figure it out. Today it was a bushy tree top barely sticking up on the deeper (12') edge of a group of timber running off the bank. Once I figured that out I could just target those trees and skip a lot of unproductive trees. Now tomorrow, it may be different. To me, thats what its all about. Figuring out something small that pays off big.
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#11676787 - 06/19/16 06:33 PM Re: Lavon [Re: Hancock's Guide Service]
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Great job figuren out the pattern.
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#11676847 - 06/19/16 07:05 PM Re: Lavon [Re: Hancock's Guide Service]
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great report, thanks for sharing thumb

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#11677272 - 06/19/16 11:30 PM Re: Lavon [Re: Hancock's Guide Service]
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Jerry do you think the location that the crappie stage in or near timber has more to do with the individual trees that they are on, or the bottom contour of the bottom of the lake or both?
I tend to find crappie near shallower coves, with timber near a channel drop off. Like they sit there, and wait for the shad to come cruising shallow at night to feed, then follow them into the coves and feast.
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#11677525 - 06/20/16 08:24 AM Re: Lavon [Re: leanin post]
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Originally Posted By: leanin post
Jerry do you think the location that the crappie stage in or near timber has more to do with the individual trees that they are on, or the bottom contour of the bottom of the lake or both?
I tend to find crappie near shallower coves, with timber near a channel drop off. Like they sit there, and wait for the shad to come cruising shallow at night to feed, then follow them into the coves and feast.



I think it is some of all the above. Individual trees make a difference. One with a horizontal limb at the depth they are holding will be better than one with no limbs. One reason bois darcs are usually better is all the limbs they have on them. Mouth of coves is always a good place to search. Same goes for points. This time of year close to deep water is important I think. And each lake will fish a little different. What is deep on Lavon is not deep on say Ray Roberts.
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#11677817 - 06/20/16 10:26 AM Re: Lavon [Re: Hancock's Guide Service]
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I appreciate that... Lakes can be so different, like Belton, theres places that hold fish in timber, but if you find brush in an area of timber, thats wnere they will usually be, you can fish a line of timber 75 yards long and hit every tree, and get nothing, but find a brushpile somewhere near it, and bingo.
And take lake waco, LOTTA old rotten standing timber, but very few areas hold fish,you gotta be in 14 feet or more.. They may be holding at 8 feet in 18 feet but wont be in 10 feet timber at 8 feet. Now bass, they will be in that shallow timber, I guess they own it.

some of the central texas lakes have mostly old cedar, some trees I bet have been where they are 50 years , they have a decent size center trunk, but the limbs dont usually grow very big, and the algea doesnt seem to grow on them much, so they dont hold baitfish or crappie much that I personally have found..


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#11682602 - 06/22/16 03:44 PM Re: Lavon [Re: Hancock's Guide Service]
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Had a father and son out this morning and we kept 45. Started off on timber in 6-10' water then moved out to submerged timber and brushpiles in 15-22' water once the sun got up. We also did some casting on a hump in 15 water that produced some nice fish. Casting jigs is a nice change of pace, lots of fun and can really produce this time of year. White/chart jigs was all we used today. Fishing is good on Lavon and lake is in great shape.
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