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#11726533 - 07/16/16 06:27 PM Lavon Crappie Fails
Brocephus Offline
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Registered: 07/31/13
Posts: 248
Loc: Plano, Texas
Howdy,

Got back from Lavon a few hours ago. Fished pretty hard from about 8 AM to 1:30 PM. Lanched at Bratonia and fished spots of timber in about 23 - 24, trying different depths with minnows and a black / chartreuse road runner. Caught about 5 dinks, and I do mean dinks.... and one nice channel cat, and then try some more timber in some coves headed on the way towards the railroad bridge and Mallard Park. We tried timber in 13/14, 16/18, and never got another bite. Maybe we should have stuck with the timber that had the dinks. Finally gave up about 11:30 and tried to fool around with some sandbass, and only caught dink sandbass. Is Lavon just full of nothing but dinks? This is the third time i've fished Lavon for crappie, last time was back in June and I got skunked, and the time before that we caught a few dinks again. Very frustrated.... anybody know what I could do to actually find some keeper sized crappie? This is getting personal.....
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#11726586 - 07/16/16 06:59 PM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: Brocephus]
Tommy Ezell Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 1402
Loc: Rockwall,Tx.
Fairly easy limit yesterday evening. Pics show baits and graph photo shows pattern I fished.








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#11726598 - 07/16/16 07:12 PM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: Brocephus]
mikedeanjr Offline
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Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 530
Loc: Melissa TX
We limited out in about 3 hours today.

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#11726604 - 07/16/16 07:14 PM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: mikedeanjr]
Tommy Ezell Online   content
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Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 1402
Loc: Rockwall,Tx.
Originally Posted By: mikedeanjr
We limited out in about 3 hours today.
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#11726759 - 07/16/16 09:21 PM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: Brocephus]
Brocephus Offline
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Registered: 07/31/13
Posts: 248
Loc: Plano, Texas
There were at least 3 to 4 boats fishing near us today... never saw anyone catch anything of note. What time did they start biting?

Those are some awesome extreme close ups TommyE
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#11726796 - 07/16/16 09:47 PM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: Brocephus]
txhntr Offline
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Registered: 02/02/15
Posts: 23
Me and my father in law are going tomorrow. Hopefully we can get into some crappie.

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#11726823 - 07/16/16 10:04 PM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: Brocephus]
mikedeanjr Offline
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Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 530
Loc: Melissa TX
Find timber and brush in 20' drop your jig to the bottom and reel up two cranks and get ready.

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#11726829 - 07/16/16 10:06 PM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: Brocephus]
8upwithfishin' Offline
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Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 554
Loc: McKinney, Tx.
Tommy, what kind/size of jig head and blade are you using...never seen that set up? Thx.

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#11726847 - 07/16/16 10:21 PM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: Brocephus]
Sandwich Maker Online   content
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1810
Loc: Wichita Falls, TX
If you should decide to try a guide to show you how and where on Lavon you might check out Hancock's Guide Service @ 214-544-3678. Jerry knows the lake inside out and will put you on fish. He's a good guy and you'll get your money's worth.
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#11726870 - 07/16/16 10:40 PM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: mikedeanjr]
txhntr Offline
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Registered: 02/02/15
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Thanks Mike. We will try that.

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#11732383 - 07/20/16 09:32 AM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: Brocephus]
Brocephus Offline
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Registered: 07/31/13
Posts: 248
Loc: Plano, Texas
May decide to get a guide. I can catch bass and hybrids all day, but for some reason crappie are my nemesis.

I wonder if my lack of success was due to fishing brush that was just a little too deep, like 24' foot, and that if I had gone to 20, that would have made a difference?

May go back this afternoon after work! Or may just go back to Lew for some Hybrid / Sandies.
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#11734350 - 07/21/16 10:35 AM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: Tommy Ezell]
UnckleBud Offline
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Registered: 12/05/10
Posts: 5
What is the name of the rig with the willow blade above the jig? What size jig head and blade are you using? Also what kind of knot is used? I have never seen that rig before very interesting

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#11734451 - 07/21/16 11:28 AM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: UnckleBud]
Tommy Ezell Online   content
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Registered: 10/05/11
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Loc: Rockwall,Tx.
Originally Posted By: UnckleBud
What is the name of the rig with the willow blade above the jig? What size jig head and blade are you using? Also what kind of knot is used? I have never seen that rig before very interesting


I've never seen anyone do this. Just thinking outside the box. That's a BoneHead Tackle BX jighead. I bought hammered willows from Barlow's and tied loose above a 1/16 jighead on a loop knot. It'll give some flash but more importantly it'll tink the jighead when fished sending out a vibration. It slides freely in the loop knot. Thump!


Edited by Tommy Ezell (07/21/16 11:29 AM)

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#11734779 - 07/21/16 02:15 PM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: Tommy Ezell]
UnckleBud Offline
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Registered: 12/05/10
Posts: 5
Very nice looks like you get to name the rig. I am going to try it out this weekend might add a bead or two to make additional clanking noise. Thanks for the info!

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#11734824 - 07/21/16 02:31 PM Re: Lavon Crappie Fails [Re: Brocephus]
Hawgball Offline
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Registered: 06/25/14
Posts: 8
Where did the big crappie go? Caught some nice ones a few weeks ago when water was higher. I can only find small ones now?

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