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#11776925 - 08/14/16 06:54 PM Something strange at the Office
ERNEST PATY Offline
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Fishing in our boat slips has been very poor for weeks, lots of small 6" fish but rarely a keeper. Maybe one or two barely legal each trip, or none.

Yesterday we returned to the dock around noon. While I cleaned our fish Rick fished in the slips. In 30 min. he caught 12 fish, all legal and 10 of them were 12"-14".

Today, more of the same. 8 fish, all over 12".

Where did they come from? Have they just moved in or have we been there at the wrong time?

Crappie are weird.
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#11777136 - 08/14/16 08:30 PM Re: Something strange at the Office [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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I am seeing the same thing out west Ernest. I had been fishing early (6 am to 9 am) for the past month with decent results on numbers but not many big fish. I had errands to run on my last day off and wasn't finished until almost 1pm. I could either go home and tie jigs or fish....so I fished!
I was shocked that I actually caught more AND bigger fish from 1pm to 5pm. I can't figure it out, but that's why we love it.
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#11777238 - 08/14/16 09:13 PM Re: Something strange at the Office [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Heat and sun. I've seen crappie in Aug/Sept move in 3-4 FOW after the sun is up for 4-5 hrs. Fished shallow piles on Belton 7-8 am and nada. Go back about noon and catch 3-5 good fish off each one. General pattern in Aug-Sept.
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#11777607 - 08/15/16 07:21 AM Re: Something strange at the Office [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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The second you think you have'em figured out they will for sure surprise ya...... hmmm
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#11783138 - 08/17/16 08:39 PM Re: Something strange at the Office [Re: Ken Gaby]
Stucky76 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ken Gaby
Heat and sun. I've seen crappie in Aug/Sept


I would normally agree but went to the slips on Tuesday in the rain/clouds and limited out in an hour and a half! I've never limited out in the slips in AUGUST. So strange but I'll take it!


Edited by Stucky76 (08/17/16 08:41 PM)
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