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#12351657 - 07/21/17 12:02 PM Crappie under bridges?
spazm09 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 2162
Loc: Dallas, Tx
Anyone fished any bridges for crappie lately? Was thinking about trying out a bridge on fork.

#12351744 - 07/21/17 12:45 PM Re: Crappie under bridges? [Re: spazm09]
Jaustin Offline

Registered: 07/18/17
Posts: 42
I'm in oklahoma but that's about the only place I'm catching them since the hot weather set in. I'm still getting a few nice ones but about 12 to 15 feet deep. Got about half a dozen decent ones yesterday evening.

#12352071 - 07/21/17 04:18 PM Re: Crappie under bridges? [Re: spazm09]
wh2004 Online   content
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Registered: 07/17/10
Posts: 2370
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Tried at Hubbard creek the other day. Nothing and it was a pain to get into position then move to the next pillar. There was nothing to tie to so had to anchor upwind and try to drift into position.

#12357050 - 07/25/17 08:06 AM Re: Crappie under bridges? [Re: spazm09]
Carver Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
Posts: 1640
Loc: Garland, Tx
If you have columns over 16'-18' deep you have a good chance of picking a few off. Don't discount that they might be shallow for a while also. When the light is low very early and late they will rise into the warm surface water for a quick meal. Standing timber in deep water also works the same.

Normally I tight line, but when fighting wind, even in my Hobie which holds position well, I often change to a slip cork so I can cast to the pillar and drift by it with the bait as close as possible to the concrete. If I am 12" or more away, I try to improve my position. I cast so my bait settles in the light and drifts by the edge into the shadow. Travelling a fair bit, I have almost always done OK even on strange lakes.

Tight lines, Phill
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