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#12829299 - 07/15/18 04:02 PM Strange day on lake of the pines
Buff2 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 205
Loc: Avinger TX
I have had a couple of pretty poor trips this week on brush piles. I decided to fish standing timber but after 2 hours I only had 3 fish .

I figured as hot as it was the fish should be deep so I started easing through the stumps headed across a big shallow flat to another creek bed.
Anyone who has been on LOP knows it is a dangerous place to run a boat so since I was just idling along I had my side scan running.
I came across a long rock pile in 6 foot of water. It came within 2 foot of the surface and would be a heck of a boat killer if you hit it.

I noticed it was covered up with fish on the down wind side. I figured it was catfish but decided to pitch a jig up on it anyway.

Pretty much every cast was either a catfish or slab crappie. For the next 2 hours I caught 20 crappie and threw back 30 catfish.

The wind was stacking the baby shad up against the pile and every time one washed over the top it got hammered.

I would have never thought to look for crappie in 2’ of water in the middle of summer

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#12829668 - 07/15/18 10:14 PM Re: Strange day on lake of the pines [Re: Buff2]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4657
Loc: Longview, Tx
There are a few giant rock piles in the middle of the standing timber that I am aware of and I don't share those spots with anyone. Try running a crank bait over the rocks and watch what shows up.

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#12829680 - 07/15/18 10:22 PM Re: Strange day on lake of the pines [Re: Buff2]
MrRoachie Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 10206
Loc: Flint/Troup,TX
One of those rock piles is in the middle of the boat lane that our goobermint made and marked.



Edited by MrRoachie (07/15/18 10:23 PM)
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#12830790 - 07/16/18 08:51 PM Re: Strange day on lake of the pines [Re: Buff2]
canyoncreek06 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 701
Loc: Victoria, TX
Good stuff, Marty.

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#12830987 - 07/16/18 11:09 PM Re: Strange day on lake of the pines [Re: Buff2]
Pintail711 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/11/15
Posts: 2631
Loc: Longview, Tx
Yep, LOP fishes weird sometimes. I caught them on a brush pile in 10’ for 3 days straight last week. The wind was blowing the bait in there just right and they would jerk the rod out of your hand almost.

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#12831274 - 07/17/18 09:40 AM Re: Strange day on lake of the pines [Re: Buff2]
Pot licker Offline
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Registered: 01/22/17
Posts: 1175
Loc: SW Texas
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#12831358 - 07/17/18 10:37 AM Re: Strange day on lake of the pines [Re: Buff2]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 13889
Loc: Irving, Texas
A lot of times in the summer, the thermocline will force the fish shallow.
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#12831657 - 07/17/18 02:59 PM Re: Strange day on lake of the pines [Re: fishin'aholic2]
timbertoes Offline
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Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 1675
Loc: Van Alstyne
Originally Posted By: fishin'aholic2
A lot of times in the summer, the thermocline will force the fish shallow.

can you make a quick explanation please ?

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