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#7259378 - 03/07/12 10:25 PM Best crappie lake in tx?
BIG HICKMAN Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 104
Loc: Denton tx
What say ye?
I'm goin after a trophy size crappie and I need to know where I should start


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#7259448 - 03/07/12 10:37 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Jacob645 Offline
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Registered: 05/31/08
Posts: 10782
Loc: Listen for the music...
I'd say Palestine, but it's been closed for a long time...

smile

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#7259694 - 03/07/12 11:55 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
CRAPPIEJIGN Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/12/06
Posts: 1093
Loc: Denton
I'd start at Cedar Creek and check guide Chuck Rollin's livewell compartments. Should be a few choice slabs floppin' around in em'.....


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#7259747 - 03/08/12 12:18 AM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Grainraiser Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 2152
Loc: Mesquite TX
For pure size give me Lake Fork.


Reggie


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#7259780 - 03/08/12 01:21 AM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: Grainraiser]
Creamlevel Creek Kennels Online   content
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Registered: 01/16/10
Posts: 1339
Loc: Ben Wheeler, Texas
The closest Lake to ya.

Fork is tough to beat...


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#7260090 - 03/08/12 07:11 AM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: Creamlevel Creek Kennels]
dawgtracker Offline
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Registered: 05/02/10
Posts: 58
Loc: Panhandle
The one I'm fishin at the time!


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#7260147 - 03/08/12 07:31 AM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Squeaky Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/14/11
Posts: 1351
Loc: Lindale, Texas
Palestine... Fork... Tawakoni.... Not necessarily in that order.... At least for me...

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#7261276 - 03/08/12 12:07 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
007fisher Offline
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Registered: 10/07/10
Posts: 1149
Loc: Waxahachie, TX
Cedar Creek.... Navarro Mills... NM has the State Record

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#7261294 - 03/08/12 12:10 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Duck_Jerky Offline
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Registered: 02/21/02
Posts: 4710
Loc: Kaufman, TX
Trophy fish over 2.75 pounds. I'd target the following lakes...but realize that catching these fish is not a common occurrence at all:

LOP
Palestine
Fork

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#7261336 - 03/08/12 12:16 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
ultimate fisherman Offline
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Registered: 02/01/12
Posts: 75
that's tough naming out the best lake for crappie in Texas so I'm just going to name out the ones I think are the best lakes in Texas and this is not in order
Lake Conroe
Lake Fork
Toledo Bend
Palestine
Sam Rayburn


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#7261464 - 03/08/12 12:42 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
blooper961 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/09
Posts: 3978
Tawakoni,catching a 2lb crappie there is normal.


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#7261598 - 03/08/12 01:13 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: 007fisher]
pepop Online   content
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Loc: Chandler, Texas
If you wanna stay close to home, (and since Palestine is closed police ) I've seen some real toads on here come out of Texoma.

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#7261615 - 03/08/12 01:18 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
hookem horns(Keith) Offline
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Registered: 07/26/09
Posts: 2933
Loc: Mansfield , TX
pool , waxahachie , worth. in that EXACT order

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#7261632 - 03/08/12 01:21 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
BIG HICKMAN Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 104
Loc: Denton tx
Ok these were the lakes I was thinking about. I'll have to look into Navarro mills I've never heard of it. And I know it will take a while to catch a trophy crappie but that just gives me an excuse to fish more smile


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#7261698 - 03/08/12 01:33 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: pepop]
el Rojo Offline
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Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 2835
Loc: On the Road in Alaska
Originally Posted By: pepop
If you wanna stay close to home, (and since Palestine is closed police ) I've seen some real toads on here come out of Texoma.


Texoma is closed too!


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#7261705 - 03/08/12 01:34 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Brian Spagnola Online   content
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Registered: 09/17/05
Posts: 21469
Loc: McKinney Texas
If your in Denton and want to catch a trophy start fishing Texoma. We would catch 2lbrs about every trip.

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#7262063 - 03/08/12 03:04 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Jig Man Offline
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 2770
Loc: Dry Side of TX.
Toledo Bend

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#7262314 - 03/08/12 03:58 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
James Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 1475
Loc: east tawakoni, tx


fork nuff said


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#7262336 - 03/08/12 04:03 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
PfishingTexas Offline
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Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 37
Loc: Austin, TX
That is one BIG crappie.


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#7262440 - 03/08/12 04:24 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 12135
Loc: Irving, Texas
Texoma hands down

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#7262622 - 03/08/12 05:03 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: James Rains]
tboxfish Offline
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Registered: 12/08/07
Posts: 2909
Loc: Lake FORK !!!!
Originally Posted By: James Rains


fork nuff said


Nice fish James. I've caught alot of nice crappie there while bass fishing.

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#7262635 - 03/08/12 05:05 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: James Rains]
big10 Online   content
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Registered: 06/12/06
Posts: 2149
Loc: Temple, Texas
Originally Posted By: James Rains


fork nuff said

shocked

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#7262647 - 03/08/12 05:09 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: el Rojo]
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
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Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 2335
Loc: mckinney, tx
Originally Posted By: el Rojo
Originally Posted By: pepop
If you wanna stay close to home, (and since Palestine is closed police ) I've seen some real toads on here come out of Texoma.


Texoma is closed too!
since when? It was never closed to fishing. Texoma is my favorite

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#7262675 - 03/08/12 05:14 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher]
el Rojo Offline
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Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 2835
Loc: On the Road in Alaska
Originally Posted By: Mckinneycrappiecatcher
Originally Posted By: el Rojo
Originally Posted By: pepop
If you wanna stay close to home, (and since Palestine is closed police ) I've seen some real toads on here come out of Texoma.


Texoma is closed too!
since when? It was never closed to fishing. Texoma is my favorite


Just a joke pepop got going. Texoma is a good choice.


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#7262938 - 03/08/12 06:03 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
SLABmeSILLY Online   content
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Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 5258
Loc: Arlington
Tawakoni (tough lake to find, but rewarding with 2# PLUS is common)
Palestine (closed most of time, but when fishing pass is obtainable, it's hard to beat...heheheh)
Texoma (Monsters are lurking along with them stripers)
Fork (common lake)
Lavon (common lake)
Cedar Creek (very common lake)
Benbrook (this lake has some size to its slabs)

All and all, if I must choose one, it's still TWKN!


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#7263161 - 03/08/12 07:07 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
James Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 1475
Loc: east tawakoni, tx
slab me shhh tawakoni is or was a secret geezz!


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#7263213 - 03/08/12 07:19 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
SLABmeSILLY Online   content
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Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 5258
Loc: Arlington
James...ooops. My bad, last I heard, it was closed...hehehe


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#7263342 - 03/08/12 07:45 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Texasrig3006 Offline
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Registered: 04/04/10
Posts: 358
I would have to say Lake Palestine, but I am bias lol I live on it!


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#7264419 - 03/09/12 12:50 AM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: SLABmeSILLY]
desfisher Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/27/11
Posts: 137
Loc: Burleson, Texas
Just got back from fork caught my limit everyday and caught at least two slabs everyday....last day caught 11 all about 2#.

It is all about fork for me hit the shallows in the spring and the the bridge pillers the rest of the year and it is only a matter of time.

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#7264557 - 03/09/12 05:29 AM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: ultimate fisherman]
K. Kidd Offline
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Registered: 01/21/10
Posts: 31
Loc: Texas, USA
How is the water level on Lake Conroe?

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#7267804 - 03/09/12 05:27 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Spring Lizard Waterdog Offline
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Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 726
Loc: Savannah Texas
Wherever you enjoy catching them the most

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#7267961 - 03/09/12 06:15 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: Texasrig3006]
PfishingTexas Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 37
Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: Texasrig3006
I would have to say Lake Palestine, but I am bias lol I live on it!


I hear they're going to build a boardwalk at Coffee City. That will be an awesome addition to the area.


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#7269178 - 03/10/12 12:14 AM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
D-yak-Kees Offline
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Registered: 01/11/12
Posts: 8
Don't underestimate Lake Waco, have caught a 2+# with a speed craw on a paydirt jighead


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#7269954 - 03/10/12 09:29 AM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: SLABmeSILLY]
Hittman23 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 170
Loc: Royse city
TWKN for sure w/ fork being a close second.

CV we need to go get us some footballs from TWKN again!!

Pic in my sig is a fork crappie


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#7269969 - 03/10/12 09:33 AM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
r63pappy Offline
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Registered: 05/28/10
Posts: 1173
Loc: alvarado
ALL OF THEM.

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#7270135 - 03/10/12 10:14 AM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
SLABmeSILLY Online   content
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Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 5258
Loc: Arlington
You definitely need to post more often hitman23. Water level is good...hint hint!


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#7270406 - 03/10/12 11:31 AM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Hittman23 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 170
Loc: Royse city
I'm game whenever you wanna go!!! Gonna have to restock the Hittman jigs before we go. Maybe get some made w/ that special TWKN hook for the big ins.

I'll be posting more now that I have the new iPhone 4s.

Here's a couple jigs that will bring out the pigs in any clear lake. Ex. TWKN, fork, and lavon.



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#7270418 - 03/10/12 11:33 AM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
slotfish70 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 110
There is one lake that I haven't seen nobody mention. COOPER! Unbelievable crappie lake. Size and numbers.
At least when it has water in it. Lol


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#7276485 - 03/11/12 09:50 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Texasrig3006 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/04/10
Posts: 358
Palestine, Cedar Creek, and Lake O the Pines, Toledo Bend, Sam Rayburn that's my top 5


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#7277716 - 03/12/12 09:46 AM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
MrRoachie Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 4066
Loc: Troup,TX
Wherever you are fishing......

If you spend 2 hourd driving past a "good" lake, that is 2 hours you could spend fishing..

I cant catch fish.

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#7278933 - 03/12/12 03:53 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: James Rains]
z7extreme Offline
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Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 195
Originally Posted By: James Rains


fork nuff said


and you still got spanked that day!!


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#7282115 - 03/13/12 12:32 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Levi at Shortys Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/20/11
Posts: 84
Loc: little mustang
i didnt see whitney on the list where ive caught some barn door slabs...but living at fork i cant see wasting time fishing any other lake....IMO

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#7282220 - 03/13/12 01:01 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: z7extreme]
James Rains Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 1475
Loc: east tawakoni, tx
Lmfao your right daddy Paul has Ben putting a whopping on me for years but I'm not scared and ill taking that beating everyday if u can just catch a fish like that.


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#7283941 - 03/13/12 08:54 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Patta-whack Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 413
Loc: Denver, NC (Formerly Royse Cit...
Haven't been there in years but Aquilla was at one time a beast for slabs. Those big brushpiles held a ton of big crappie and an occasional bass.


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#7284097 - 03/13/12 09:22 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Denton Pond Jumper Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 2452
Loc: Denton TX
How about this one that has crappie. Dam it is it all about size?
I ate an crappie that is just over the 10In and well it tasted good!

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#7288152 - 03/14/12 07:33 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
78duncan Offline
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Registered: 02/10/12
Posts: 28
Why is Palestine closed


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#7288194 - 03/14/12 07:47 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Squeaky Online   content
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Registered: 10/14/11
Posts: 1351
Loc: Lindale, Texas
It's a running joke.... Pepop controls the flow of fishermen in lake Palestine.... and we all respect that it is closed!....We all have to sneak in to fish there.

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#7288247 - 03/14/12 07:59 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
el Rojo Offline
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Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 2835
Loc: On the Road in Alaska
That would be Mr. Pepop. thumb


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#7290999 - 03/15/12 02:48 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
FishingRythe Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 851
Loc: Wichita Falls, TX
Lake Arrowhead in North Texas has always been great to me, though it is one of the only ones close by but I never do bad there. Tear up the crappie during the spawn and a easy lake to find late season (post-spawn) crappie. Sizes vary from the basic under limit to some monsters that get pulled out now and then.

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#7291119 - 03/15/12 03:35 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Slabington Offline
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Registered: 04/14/09
Posts: 94
Loc: Texas
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#7291877 - 03/15/12 07:21 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
King. Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/31/12
Posts: 74
Loc: Humble, Tx
No one mentioned Murvaul...Heck of a lake for everything. Well other than whites or strippers. Always catch 2+lbers under our pier.


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#7300179 - 03/17/12 09:55 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
crappieking86 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/12
Posts: 15
I would say Navarro Mills by FAR. In 2009 they caught 106 2 pounders off the barge alone. Havent seen the hogs yet that shallow this year though! And Fork too!


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#7302198 - 03/18/12 03:59 PM Re: Best crappie lake in tx? [Re: BIG HICKMAN]
Goodtimes79 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/01/12
Posts: 129
Loc: Elkhart, Tx
Palestine, Toledo Bend, Murvaul, and Nacogdoches. Caught some slabs off all of them. Palestine being my favorite, but y'all don't worry, I have my pass locked in my boat.

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