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#11881418 - 10/14/16 10:09 PM Cedar Creek
WhalerBill Offline
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Registered: 03/21/10
Posts: 73
Loc: Stephenville
I brought my son to CC to fish for a few days. We come 3 or 4 times a year because of the high number of solid crappie we catch here. We fished hard today and caught around 40 undersized fish and 9 keepers and the keepers were not the usual thick 12-13" fish we have always caught before. We fished brush in depths from 8-25 feet and there were small crappie everywhere. We have 3 more days and hope to find some bigger ones. Any advice would be much appreciated. Where did the solid fish go?

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#11881455 - 10/14/16 10:58 PM Re: Cedar Creek [Re: WhalerBill]
crope1 Offline
Ronnie Hurt'em Roberts

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 5909
Loc: mansfield,tx
check out the post made by bigcrappie.com.might help you out a bit.good luck!

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#11881644 - 10/15/16 07:59 AM Re: Cedar Creek [Re: WhalerBill]
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small crappie are usually the first to go to the brushpiles in the spring, and the last to leave in the fall. try looking for deeper cover and structure, and also very shallow cover or structure that you wouldnt normally fish, like 2 to 10 feet, or 21 to 38 ft. you wont catch as many fish, but you will likely catch some better fish. once most lakes turn over, crappie will scatter more, usually into smaller schools chasing small schools of baitfish, then as it gets colder, they will consolidate into bigger schools of fish, and baitfish.
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#11881971 - 10/15/16 02:03 PM Re: Cedar Creek [Re: WhalerBill]
WhalerBill Offline
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Registered: 03/21/10
Posts: 73
Loc: Stephenville
Thanks for the info, we caught a few bigger fish deeper this morning. We have not tried shallow but will give that a try this afternoon. Thank you

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#11883632 - 10/16/16 05:20 PM Re: Cedar Creek [Re: WhalerBill]
Bud B Offline
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Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 960
Loc: Gun Barrel City, Tx
The bridges are pretty good right now. I caught a limit of fish last Wednesday, and kept a few really nice ones. They were 12 feet deep in 16 to 20 feet of water.

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#11884021 - 10/16/16 07:33 PM Re: Cedar Creek [Re: WhalerBill]
crope1 Offline
Ronnie Hurt'em Roberts

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 5909
Loc: mansfield,tx
nice to see you post Mr B.

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#11884587 - 10/17/16 08:16 AM Re: Cedar Creek [Re: WhalerBill]
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Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1267
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Nice work Bud thumb

WhalerBill seems like you should try a few bridges hmmm
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#11884652 - 10/17/16 08:57 AM Re: Cedar Creek [Re: Bud B]
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2200
Loc: E Texas
Originally Posted By: Bud B
The bridges are pretty good right now. I caught a limit of fish last Wednesday, and kept a few really nice ones. They were 12 feet deep in 16 to 20 feet of water.



This is hard to read and not wanna load up and go!!! Man that's a fun lake full of fat black crappie!!! thumb

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#11886235 - 10/17/16 09:32 PM Re: Cedar Creek [Re: WhalerBill]
WhalerBill Offline
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Registered: 03/21/10
Posts: 73
Loc: Stephenville
Bud we fished bridges Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and the results were 20 undersized to 1 keeper. We could catch small ones on almost every drop. I don't know what changed but the big ones showed up this morning. We had a great day.

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#11886275 - 10/17/16 09:47 PM Re: Cedar Creek [Re: Bud B]
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Originally Posted By: Bud B
The bridges are pretty good right now. I caught a limit of fish last Wednesday, and kept a few really nice ones. They were 12 feet deep in 16 to 20 feet of water.







Nice Slab! thumb
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#11887699 - 10/18/16 05:31 PM Re: Cedar Creek [Re: WhalerBill]
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Registered: 01/21/01
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Loc: CARROLLTON, TX, US
I really miss fishing Cedar Creek. Don't miss the sleepy drive home though. Need a Dart train to go there.
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