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#12736266 - 04/30/18 07:57 AM Fish out on brush piles still full of eggs?
Buff2 Offline
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Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 201
Loc: Avinger TX
It has been a strange year with all the cool rains this spring.
I figured the fish had spawned and moved back out so I gave it a try this weekend,
Caught my limit in about 3 hours.
I was surprised to find several still had eggs, even caught a couple of green sun fish with eggs in the.
15' deep on the brush

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#12736278 - 04/30/18 08:01 AM Re: Fish out on brush piles still full of eggs? [Re: Buff2]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
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Loc: Irving, Texas
It happens quite often. A good amount of fish won't spawn and will retain their eggs especially on weird years like this one. Caught a limit on Friday and half had eggs that looked like they were being reabsorbed (very pale and egg sacks were small).
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#12736285 - 04/30/18 08:03 AM Re: Fish out on brush piles still full of eggs? [Re: Buff2]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
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Loc: Grandview, TX
It has been a strange year, indeed...I caught almost a limit yesterday morning...one came from10’ FOW, two came from 5’, and the remainder came from 2’ or less...I started out looking deep, ended up on the bank, go figure... hmmm

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#12736374 - 04/30/18 08:56 AM Re: Fish out on brush piles still full of eggs? [Re: Buff2]
Lazy Ike Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 368
Loc: garland
Originally Posted By: Buff2
It has been a strange year with all the cool rains this spring.
I figured the fish had spawned and moved back out so I gave it a try this weekend,
Caught my limit in about 3 hours.
I was surprised to find several still had eggs, even caught a couple of green sun fish with eggs in the.
15' deep on the brush
Buff what lake were you fishin,I was on lavon sun got some 2 fow few in 4 fow 3 in 6fow slow day 7 total. some guys gettn very shallow.

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#12736377 - 04/30/18 08:58 AM Re: Fish out on brush piles still full of eggs? [Re: Buff2]
Buff2 Offline
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Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 201
Loc: Avinger TX
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#12736570 - 04/30/18 11:09 AM Re: Fish out on brush piles still full of eggs? [Re: Buff2]
SKEETER_MAN_225 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/07
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Loc: TEXAS
I caught a lot of bigger fish on brush in 12-15 ft full of eggs last year in may. I caught a few yesterday when I was out scouting out spots at my local lake. lost a giant at the boat that was fat.
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#12736613 - 04/30/18 11:37 AM Re: Fish out on brush piles still full of eggs? [Re: Buff2]
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Registered: 12/20/10
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I’m not surprised. This is usually peak spawn time
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#12736756 - 04/30/18 01:00 PM Re: Fish out on brush piles still full of eggs? [Re: Buff2]
SK. Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 1484
Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
My experience (what little that is) has show'n me the fish don't all spawn at the same time but in waves..... mother nature's way of ensuring a successful spawn every year.... the fish has been all over the depths 3 months on my lake... although I don't ever beat the banks for'um there has been folks catching them very shalla and I've been catchn'um out to 12ft.....
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#12737027 - 04/30/18 04:00 PM Re: Fish out on brush piles still full of eggs? [Re: Buff2]
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#12737250 - 04/30/18 07:07 PM Re: Fish out on brush piles still full of eggs? [Re: Buff2]
DLALLDER Offline
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Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 1690
Loc: pittsburg,tx
Crappie are fractional spawners. The female does not lay all of her eggs at one time. She will make 2-3 trips shallow to lay her eggs in 2-3 days depending on several factors. Some females will not lay 100% of her eggs.

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#12737292 - 04/30/18 07:44 PM Re: Fish out on brush piles still full of eggs? [Re: Buff2]
cantcatch5 Offline
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Registered: 06/15/06
Posts: 1726
Loc: Tyler, "Tx
I cleaned white bass, catfish and crappie from Palestine on Saturday and some of all of 3 had eggs.

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#12737816 - 05/01/18 09:05 AM Re: Fish out on brush piles still full of eggs? [Re: DLALLDER]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
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Loc: Grandview, TX
Originally Posted By: DLALLDER
Crappie are fractional spawners. The female does not lay all of her eggs at one time. She will make 2-3 trips shallow to lay her eggs in 2-3 days depending on several factors. Some females will not lay 100% of her eggs.


This!

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#12737900 - 05/01/18 09:54 AM Re: Fish out on brush piles still full of eggs? [Re: Buff2]
leanin post Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
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Loc: TEXAS
that is why we should consider the span more of a PROCESS, than an EVENT, says the wise ! grin
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