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#12545107 - 12/20/17 12:29 PM Rain in DFW and Fishing??
Todd C. Offline
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Registered: 11/17/11
Posts: 170
I am fairly new to crappie fishing and have been recently really getting into it. I currently have a slip I rent and fish on Lake Lavon. With all of this rain and the influx of so much water what should I expect? Does heavy rain affect fishing much, or should it be about the same after a couple of days? Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks fellas.
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#12545262 - 12/20/17 02:27 PM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: Todd C.]
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Registered: 07/16/07
Posts: 113
Loc: Allen, Texas
One of our slip member fished yesterday in the middle of the rain and caught a dozen slabs. I guess humans don't like to get wet, fish are already wet and do not mind the rain, they still have to eat grin
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#12545278 - 12/20/17 02:35 PM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: Todd C.]
Sirjet Offline
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Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 1206
Loc: Duncanville
I have been out on every part of - Before the rain-during the rain-and after the rain. Some days i have got them and some day i didn't But i was fishing so it was all good.
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#12545297 - 12/20/17 02:48 PM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: Todd C.]
Thumpy Offline
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Registered: 10/17/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Cleburne
Fishing was good for me this morning, we got 2" of rain yesterday

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#12545348 - 12/20/17 03:29 PM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: Todd C.]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 575
Loc: Lewisville Tx
i do good until the water muddy's up then im done for about 4 days!

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#12546068 - 12/21/17 07:46 AM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: Todd C.]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 13372
Loc: Irving, Texas
Rain doesn't bother slip fishing much. Creek fishing is a whole different ball game LOL.
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#12546215 - 12/21/17 09:27 AM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: Todd C.]
Jignpig65 Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 378
Loc: Paris Texas
I did well Wednesday morning, lake came up about 6 inches. At 30 foot, surface 53 degrees, it didn't seem to have any negative effect.

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#12546235 - 12/21/17 09:44 AM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: Todd C.]
fishin247 Offline
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Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 257
Loc: Tyler Texas
Correct me if I am wrong but I always heard and seen for myself that in the winter time the 2 worst things are MUDDY WATER and CURRENT (Current would be caused by a big rain or rise in lake level)
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#12546243 - 12/21/17 09:46 AM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: Todd C.]
Sirjet Offline
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Loc: Duncanville
I have noticed sometimes that when the water is muddy. i go a little deeper. try to get under the murky water.
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#12546308 - 12/21/17 10:25 AM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: Todd C.]
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4728
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Todd C.
I am fairly new to crappie fishing and have been recently really getting into it. I currently have a slip I rent and fish on Lake Lavon. With all of this rain and the influx of so much water what should I expect? Does heavy rain affect fishing much, or should it be about the same after a couple of days? Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks fellas.
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#12546315 - 12/21/17 10:28 AM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: fishin247]
Fishbonz Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4728
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: fishin247
Correct me if I am wrong but I always heard and seen for myself that in the winter time the 2 worst things are MUDDY WATER and CURRENT (Current would be caused by a big rain or rise in lake level)
Current for sure.Muddy Waters...i`ve caught Crappie in it before. 2cents

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#12546334 - 12/21/17 10:48 AM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: fishin247]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 13372
Loc: Irving, Texas
Originally Posted By: fishin247
Correct me if I am wrong but I always heard and seen for myself that in the winter time the 2 worst things are MUDDY WATER and CURRENT (Current would be caused by a big rain or rise in lake level)


If the water is usually clear and suddenly gets muddy then that is the worst thing especially with it being cold. I believe the fish go into shock and it takes them some time to adjust to the new water color.

If the water is normally always muddy, then the fish adjust and I seem to do good even if it is cold.

I really feel that the muddy water (when it is usually clear) is one of the biggest ways to kill a bite no matter the time of year. The current doesn't help but the fish can adjust to current and get out of it. A lot of times in the creeks, the fish cant escape from the muddy water.
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#12546403 - 12/21/17 11:52 AM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: Todd C.]
Fishin' Nut Offline
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Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 6322
Loc: Huntsville, AL
On Guntersville, if the TVA starts releasing more than 50K, the bite turns on. Especially on the bridge pilings.
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#12547379 - 12/22/17 07:05 AM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: Todd C.]
DFW-fisherman Offline
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Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 1341
Loc: DFW
Never pass up an opportunity to fish! They are already wet!

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#12549669 - 12/24/17 01:56 AM Re: Rain in DFW and Fishing?? [Re: Todd C.]
Tony from Oak Point Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/23/05
Posts: 2168
Loc: DFW, Texas
I did pretty good in the rain in the creek last week but I was there when it first started raining hard. But tried again the other day and struck out due to the muddy water. Current is a factor due to water temps as often the current is water colder than the main lake. But when this is not true and the current is warm it draws up shad nicely and crappie will be lurking.

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