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#11915360 - 11/03/16 02:43 PM We Headed East - It Was a GREAT DAY
Ken Gaby Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 2297
Loc: Belton, TX
I mentioned to Sherri Sunday evening, we ought to look for a 2 lb crappie so you can get past that 1.98 you caught at LOP. She said, I'll go with you since you look like you need some help. roflmao
So we headed out Monday morning in no big hurry since she likes to sleep late. bang
Stopped to get some minnows and the man opens the door as I get there and says we're out of minnows.
Oh well, we'll just catch 'em on jigs. I know you're proud of me tbox.
Got on the water about 3:30 and headed to some close by brush piles. First pile, four 11 inchers smack the jig. This looks good. Then nada. Hit a few more piles with minimal success and headed back to the ramp at 6.

Weather for Tues was supposed to be light winds, but you know how the weather man likes to play tricks with the wind forecast.
Checked Weatherbug for Tues morning, and now I'm looking at 8-12 mph by 10:30. We'll see what we can find early and then head for cover if we have to.

Started out on some timber in 20 FOW. Slow with a couple near 1.5 and then I stuck this 2.0



I put part of the spider rigggin seat up front so Sherri can sit down beside me. Makes fishing so much easier for her and we can both fish the same spot easily.
A few more spots and she sticks this 2.05. clap clap



Now she's past that 2 lb mark. This is looking much better already.
Wind gets up more and take a few waves over the front and I decide it's time to head to calmer waters. Make a major move.
Much calmer here so we can enjoy the fishing. Start looking around and find one here and one there. Then I get a solid set and say this is a good fish. Up comes a 2.24



Wind blows us off that spot by the time I weigh the fish and take pics. So we fish another spot close by and them move back to that spot where the 2.24 came from. Drop jig and thump, another good fish. Up comes this 2.02



Ended the day at 1:30 with about 30 total. All released for another day. Had a 1.85, 1.76 and 1.53 to go with the 2 pounders.

Went back out Wed morning and had to work hard for 12 keepers by 11:15. No big fish, biggest was about 1.5.

Baits of choice were blue razor Slab Bandit, the black emerald shinner and a hand tied shad imitation from Jiggin Jerry. Fish were holding near the bottom even with the cloud cover early. Much the same as tbox found. I thought fish would be about 10-12 ft early especially since it was cloudy. I had dropped the jig to 16 ft but nothing. Fished the first few spots before I decided to drop the jig down to 18 ft. As soon as I did, thump. Went back to a couple spots we fished early and picked up two fish that we missed cause we weren't deep enough. So lesson learned, check out the full water column this time of year before you think there's no fish here.
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#11915386 - 11/03/16 02:51 PM Re: We Headed East - It Was a GREAT DAY [Re: Ken Gaby]
tboxfish Offline
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Registered: 12/08/07
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Big Ol' Gooduns! thumb

Now I didn't really just read that "M" word did I???? roflmao

Seriously, Glad to see that Sherri broke the 2# mark banana
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#11915504 - 11/03/16 04:10 PM Re: We Headed East - It Was a GREAT DAY [Re: Ken Gaby]
Slewfoot Offline
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2193
Loc: E Texas
Sweet!!!! Glad y'all did good!!! What's she charge for trips??? I need help finding a 2lbr anymore!!! roflmao

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#11915523 - 11/03/16 04:18 PM Re: We Headed East - It Was a GREAT DAY [Re: Ken Gaby]
cellis Offline
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Registered: 05/15/02
Posts: 7362
Loc: Arlington
Wow! Great job by both of you. Those are some nice-looking fish, Ken.
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#11915609 - 11/03/16 05:07 PM Re: We Headed East - It Was a GREAT DAY [Re: Ken Gaby]
Harleyrockstar Offline
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Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 185
Loc: Leander
You make those 2 pounders sound easy! I have never broke the 1.75 pound mark yet and I have been crappie fishing for 2 years! bang


Edited by Harleyrockstar (11/03/16 05:07 PM)

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#11915698 - 11/03/16 06:00 PM Re: We Headed East - It Was a GREAT DAY [Re: Ken Gaby]
MilesHunter Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/17/13
Posts: 548
Loc: Mansfield, TX
eek2Holy cow! Those are giants! That would be the trip of a lifetime for me. I'm still in search of the 2lb crappie.
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#11915702 - 11/03/16 06:02 PM Re: We Headed East - It Was a GREAT DAY [Re: Harleyrockstar]
Bobcat1 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 17798
Loc: Sanger,Texas
I'll say you got over that 2lb mark easy enough. Now for the 3 lber. fish
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#11915825 - 11/03/16 07:07 PM Re: We Headed East - It Was a GREAT DAY [Re: Ken Gaby]
Fishin" A Jig Offline
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Registered: 05/26/16
Posts: 114
WTG .. very good report and pics to boot ... Nothing like fishin with the other half, especially when she catches her best fish ever ... clap

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#11916056 - 11/03/16 08:50 PM Re: We Headed East - It Was a GREAT DAY [Re: Ken Gaby]
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Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 1977
Loc: Black Dog, TX
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#11916248 - 11/03/16 11:20 PM Re: We Headed East - It Was a GREAT DAY [Re: Ken Gaby]
crope1 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 5905
Loc: mansfield,tx
Looks like several of us are after our 1st 2lber.Glad the Mrs got hers.I know last week Mark worked reallll hard to out me in a 2lber. Its just around the corner I hope.Good looking slabs u got there.

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#11916406 - 11/04/16 07:35 AM Re: We Headed East - It Was a GREAT DAY [Re: Ken Gaby]
Action_Jackson Offline
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Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1261
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Yessir...now thats what I call hawwwg hunting! Still looking to join the 2lb club myself! 1.10 is my biggest so far which came from Palestine thumb
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