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#12763199 - 05/20/18 10:22 PM Small Crappie on Fork
Brew Daddy Offline
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Registered: 07/04/09
Posts: 55
Loc: Lake Fork, TX
I have crappie fished multiple days this week. I have been catching a lot but almost 9-10 are short. Using 1/16 oz double hair jigs. Any tips on how to weed out the non-keepers? Bigger baits? Move spots? Good problem to have i guess. Thanks.
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#12763205 - 05/20/18 10:25 PM Re: Small Crappie on Fork [Re: Brew Daddy]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 6606
Loc: Grandview, TX
Yep, go hit the holes that haven’t been fished out...

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#12763208 - 05/20/18 10:27 PM Re: Small Crappie on Fork [Re: Brew Daddy]
TroyKing Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1747
Loc: Carthage Tx
Fork is just putting out a lot really small fish right now....i think its about fished out...bolt


Edited by TroyKing (05/20/18 10:27 PM)
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#12763644 - 05/21/18 10:51 AM Re: Small Crappie on Fork [Re: Brew Daddy]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3672
Loc: Yantis, TX
Fish bigger baits. You still catch some smaller fish, but your overall catch size should improve on most days. There are always the days that you have to downsize to get bit, but this time of year they are few and far between.


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#12763676 - 05/21/18 11:22 AM Re: Small Crappie on Fork [Re: Brew Daddy]
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Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 514
Loc: Wichita Falls
I was using a Thermocline Mr fry in lime glotruse on a one sixteenth oz pink jig and sticking good fish. Once it actually got pulled off, I got hit and came up with just the jig not the body. I grabbed my bag and had a mini bait in lime glotruse handy. I just put it on and still caught good fish mixed with some small black crappie. Lots of fish mixed in all sizes hitting at twelve feet for me.

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#12764320 - 05/21/18 08:20 PM Re: Small Crappie on Fork [Re: Brew Daddy]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
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Loc: Grandview, TX
Originally Posted By: Brew Daddy
I have crappie fished multiple days this week. I have been catching a lot but almost 9-10 are short. Using 1/16 oz double hair jigs. Any tips on how to weed out the non-keepers? Bigger baits? Move spots? Good problem to have i guess. Thanks.


Earlier, I mentioned go find new holes that haven’t been fished out...specifically, stay away from any holes where Tbox and Hickory Nut have been! No keepers left after they leave a spot...failing that, at least drop over at hickory nuts place and eat some of his homemade ice cream...

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#12764472 - 05/21/18 09:49 PM Re: Small Crappie on Fork [Re: Brew Daddy]
SheCrappieKilla Offline
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Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 3264
Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
When I see the little ones stacked up on the graph, I just keep moving and don't stop. No need to waist time.

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#12764483 - 05/21/18 09:58 PM Re: Small Crappie on Fork [Re: Brew Daddy]
Brew Daddy Offline
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Registered: 07/04/09
Posts: 55
Loc: Lake Fork, TX
Thank you all for the advise.
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#12764763 - 05/22/18 08:13 AM Re: Small Crappie on Fork [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
Slewfoot Online   content
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2933
Loc: E Texas
Originally Posted By: SheCrappieKilla
When I see the little ones stacked up on the graph, I just keep moving and don't stop. No need to waist time.


Judee must not have been on point!! roflmao

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#12764780 - 05/22/18 08:25 AM Re: Small Crappie on Fork [Re: Brew Daddy]
SK. Online   content
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 1615
Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
Just showed that the lake is in good health..... all BIG crappie start out small.....
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#12764842 - 05/22/18 09:06 AM Re: Small Crappie on Fork [Re: Brew Daddy]
Spiderman Offline
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Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 4481
Loc: EAST TEXAS
Small crappie must be on all lakes right now. Must have caught 150 yesterday to end up with 24 good Keepers.

Seemed that you would find the bigger crappie on isolated structure with just a few fish on it. If you caught a bunch of little ones best to keep moving,
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#12766175 - 05/23/18 07:30 AM Re: Small Crappie on Fork [Re: Spiderman]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 6606
Loc: Grandview, TX
I always like to see various ageclass crappie on a lake, as I fish...I know the fish are in good health and reproducing properly...which is always a good thing...of course finding some keepers is helpful, as well!

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