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#12325371 - 07/05/17 04:43 PM White River Lake Crappie
TyDaws Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/04/17
Posts: 4
Loc: Midland, TX
I've been hunting in Kent County, TX for several years now & have recently bought a house in Jayton to use during hunting season. This peaked my interest in White River Reservoir due to the convince (34 miles from hunting house). There is very little to no information on the internet & absolutely none about crappie. The TPW survey from 2015, post fill up, said the lake has a good crappie population. So, this past weekend I tried to pull some cranks on WR for summer crappie & completely struck out. Water clarity was absolutely horrible due to recent rains. It was down right muddy. I'm hoping that was the problem. Anyone have any Crappie info for this lake?

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#12325517 - 07/05/17 06:15 PM Re: White River Lake Crappie [Re: TyDaws]
crope1 Offline
Ronnie Hurt'em Roberts

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 6586
Loc: mansfield,tx
Originally Posted By: TyDaws
I've been hunting in Kent County, TX for several years now & have recently bought a house in Jayton to use during hunting season. This peaked my interest in White River Reservoir due to the convince (34 miles from hunting house). There is very little to no information on the internet & absolutely none about crappie. The TPW survey from 2015, post fill up, said the lake has a good crappie population. So, this past weekend I tried to pull some cranks on WR for summer crappie & completely struck out. Water clarity was absolutely horrible due to recent rains. It was down right muddy. I'm hoping that was the problem. Anyone have any Crappie info for this lake?

welcome to the forum! I.m still learning but I'd tend to agree with you about the condition of the water.Might consider trying a variety of baits,including live bait till you find what they want. good luck!

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#12326206 - 07/05/17 11:30 PM Re: White River Lake Crappie [Re: TyDaws]
fergy Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/27/04
Posts: 326
Loc: Slaton, TX
Welcome to the forum. I haven't fished White River since last winter, when I fished the crappie house. Had a couple of good days there and also got skunked. Last report I heard was from a friend with a dock there. He said it was very slow. That was shortly before it started raining, so I'm not sure what the fresh water will do. Hopefully the lake will come up some. Another buddy of mine fishes WR pretty regularly, so I'll post if I hear any reports from him.
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#12326322 - 07/06/17 07:23 AM Re: White River Lake Crappie [Re: TyDaws]
TyDaws Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/04/17
Posts: 4
Loc: Midland, TX
Thanks fergy.

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#12328691 - 07/07/17 04:40 PM Re: White River Lake Crappie [Re: TyDaws]
MikeSwain48 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/03/12
Posts: 109
Loc: Midland, Tx
Whats up man, long time no see, used to catch them off the island on minnows this time of year, but that was way back in the day. Havent been there in years. So I am not much help

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#12328693 - 07/07/17 04:42 PM Re: White River Lake Crappie [Re: TyDaws]
MikeSwain48 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/03/12
Posts: 109
Loc: Midland, Tx
Also at my Lake when the water is chocolate milk I cant catch them at all. The clearer the water the better I do

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