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#4898471 - 05/24/10 01:03 PM Lake Waco?
Doyle Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/18/05
Posts: 64
Loc: Clifton Texas
Heve not seen or heard any reports on Lake Waco in awhile. Does anyone have any info as to how the crappie are doing?

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#4899452 - 05/24/10 05:09 PM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: Doyle]
Hook in Finger Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 936
Loc: Belton
Went 2 weeks ago and got around 15, that's all we needed though.. We threw back around another 10-15 fish. They are in 10-20' of water on brush piles.

Go put a hurtin' on em!
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#4900149 - 05/24/10 08:15 PM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: Hook in Finger]
adamh20 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/05/09
Posts: 238
Loc: Waco, TX
cant find any big ones but 10 to 20 feet seems to work for me too.

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#4901099 - 05/25/10 03:38 AM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: adamh20]
tomasc Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 1112
Loc: Lake Waco
I have been finding them in that range too, I found a couple of bp's at one of the marinas. Lots of small ones though, maybe this wind will let up soon so I can try the main lake.
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#4901170 - 05/25/10 06:10 AM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: Doyle]
Doyle Offline
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Registered: 05/18/05
Posts: 64
Loc: Clifton Texas
Thanks for the replys. I have'nt tried to find them yet but everyone else that I talked to had not had much luck. I'll stay off the lake this weekend for sure being a holiday weekend but I'm looking forward to their summer time pattern. Thanks again,

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#4901565 - 05/25/10 08:38 AM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: Doyle]
Jimmy Bennett Offline
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Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 71
Loc: Waco, Tx
I've been limiting out every trip in 2-3 hours. I'm fishing brush piles between 13 and 20 feet of water. Minnows or jigs, can't tell one is better than the other. Took out 4 customers Sunday morning and had 100 fish in the boat by noon. Biggest are 15+inches.
Hope this helps.
Good Luck!

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#4901650 - 05/25/10 08:55 AM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: Jimmy Bennett]
Doyle Offline
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Registered: 05/18/05
Posts: 64
Loc: Clifton Texas
That's great Jimmy. Glad to hear that someone is doing some good.

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#4902184 - 05/25/10 10:55 AM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: Doyle]
slabslayer07 Offline
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Registered: 12/30/09
Posts: 38
Loc: west texas
Where do you get minnows around Waco? I only know of the places around Speegleville, and they are not what I would call cheap.

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#4902215 - 05/25/10 11:03 AM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: slabslayer07]
Doyle Offline
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Registered: 05/18/05
Posts: 64
Loc: Clifton Texas
On the East side of the lake there is a store I believe called Skinnys. It on the corner of Steinbeck bend road I think. They have minnows there and will give you a few extra. If you fish with minnows that is the best place to buy them around the lake that I know of. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. The stores around Speegleville will only give you the exact dozen count if your lucky, dead ones and all!!!!!!

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#4902278 - 05/25/10 11:19 AM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: Doyle]
slabslayer07 Offline
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Registered: 12/30/09
Posts: 38
Loc: west texas
That's what I have found too. I have gone strictly jigs because of that.

I was getting gas one day and a guy stopped by and said the best place to buy minnows was in willow grove? I have not heard of willow grove but supposedly it is close to the lake, and they supposedly sell minnows cheap. Not sure if I misunderstood this fella, but I would like to know if this place exists!

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#4902335 - 05/25/10 11:30 AM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: slabslayer07]
Doyle Offline
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Registered: 05/18/05
Posts: 64
Loc: Clifton Texas
Not sure about Willow grove. I think I have read that here on the forum some time ago. I'm like you on minnows, switched to jigs only and numbers went up.

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#4902865 - 05/25/10 01:32 PM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: Doyle]
adamh20 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/05/09
Posts: 238
Loc: Waco, TX
There is a store where Valley Mills turns into Lake Shore. They always have them and are relatively cheap.

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#4903141 - 05/25/10 02:54 PM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: Jimmy Bennett]
tomasc Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 1112
Loc: Lake Waco
Originally Posted By: Jimmy Bennett
I've been limiting out every trip in 2-3 hours. I'm fishing brush piles between 13 and 20 feet of water. Minnows or jigs, can't tell one is better than the other. Took out 4 customers Sunday morning and had 100 fish in the boat by noon. Biggest are 15+inches.
Hope this helps.
Good Luck!


I didn't know there was a guide at Waco, sent you a pm. Any other guides at Lake Waco? I have a few friends that would be willing to take a trip.
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#4916446 - 05/28/10 01:26 PM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: Doyle]
Jimmy Bennett Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 71
Loc: Waco, Tx
I don't do many guided trips. Just enjoy letting kids catch fish. Really don't even need minnows. I've been catching all my fish on one particular jig. The fewer the clouds, the bluer the sky, the better they bite.

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#4916454 - 05/28/10 01:27 PM Re: Lake Waco? [Re: tomasc]
Jimmy Bennett Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 71
Loc: Waco, Tx
You can Email me at jimmy.bennett@encana.com

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