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LBJ Crappie #10621435 02/16/15 04:22 AM
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Newbie on here and looking for any tips or info for LBJ to find some crappie. Is it a good crappie lake or whites maybe? Do you recommend minnows, Jigs or jig tipped w minnows, or?? Have never been on this lake so any help will be appreciated. Hopefully going next weekend and will be staying and launching from the Sunrise Beach area. Open for any info you will share as I will have the kids with me and hoping to keep them entertained. Have boat with electronics if that helps any. Thanks in advance.

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what kind of electronics do you have and can you identify bait fish and crappie when you see them?


If you have people who follow you and watch everything you do, even though they claim they dont like you, it can only mean one thing. They are FANS , but thier jealousy , envy, and pride wont let them admit it.
Keep marching to the beat of your own drum, and let them watch in awe!!!
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For advice on LBJ I'd send a PM to this guy koobycrappie
He guides on LBJ and other central TX lakes and is the best expert I know for those lakes. Probably be well worth the time to get in the boat with him for a half day trip and see how it's done on LBJ. thumb


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Originally Posted By: leanin post
what kind of electronics do you have and can you identify bait fish and crappie when you see them?


There Humminbird units. Not real sure on being able to identify the two. I mainly use them for depths and finding drops or such, not so much for details as I'm not familiar with the settings.

Other than trying the bridge pilings or finding some deep docks. I don't know. Just wanted to see if I could get some general info to start with and hopefully keep the kids entertained.

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Originally Posted By: Ken Gaby
For advice on LBJ I'd send a PM to this guy koobycrappie
He guides on LBJ and other central TX lakes and is the best expert I know for those lakes. Probably be well worth the time to get in the boat with him for a half day trip and see how it's done on LBJ. thumb


Thanks Ken, I will look him up.

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what kind of electronics do you have and can you identify bait fish and crappie when you see them?


There Humminbird units. Not real sure on being able to identify the two. I mainly use them for depths and finding drops or such, not so much for details as I'm not familiar with the settings.

Other than trying the bridge pilings or finding some deep docks. I don't know. Just wanted to see if I could get some general info to start with and hopefully keep the kids entertained.


find the river channel , ride the deepest part and when you find fish arches and baitfish, stop , deadstick some minnows or natural colored jigs, like salt and pepper, shad immitations, ect. Also check for schools of fish near points with deep drop offs that have a channel going into a cove. The crappie are in a staging transition right now. Timing is critical this time of year. Finding crappie bunched up is not too difficult, finding when they have thier often times short feed window is the challenge. I would try to concentrate on areas 18 feet deep and deeper, as deep as 32 feet. dont be surprized if you catch some catfish. Lots of cool stuff to see on LBJ, so do some cruising and enjoy the scenery.
If you plan to fish LBJ more often, considering a guide trip would save you alot of time and money.


If you have people who follow you and watch everything you do, even though they claim they dont like you, it can only mean one thing. They are FANS , but thier jealousy , envy, and pride wont let them admit it.
Keep marching to the beat of your own drum, and let them watch in awe!!!
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Thanks leanin! That's a start and will try this.

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Originally Posted By: Ken Gaby
For advice on LBJ I'd send a PM to this guy koobycrappie
He guides on LBJ and other central TX lakes and is the best expert I know for those lakes. Probably be well worth the time to get in the boat with him for a half day trip and see how it's done on LBJ. thumb
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They are almost always deeper than expected on LBJ...start deep and work shallower if not being bit. Underestimated lake for fishing in my opinion!


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They are almost always deeper than expected on LBJ...start deep and work shallower if not being bit. Underestimated lake for fishing in my opinion!


what is your favorite area?


If you have people who follow you and watch everything you do, even though they claim they dont like you, it can only mean one thing. They are FANS , but thier jealousy , envy, and pride wont let them admit it.
Keep marching to the beat of your own drum, and let them watch in awe!!!
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I used to live in Sunrise Beach so I gotta admit I am partial to it. Less traffic than the rivers too. Although this time of year especially, the rivers are probably loaded w more fish. The fact that I am in a kayak these days always sways me to put in at Sunrise and dodge the boats!


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are there many brushpiles around sunrise beach?


If you have people who follow you and watch everything you do, even though they claim they dont like you, it can only mean one thing. They are FANS , but thier jealousy , envy, and pride wont let them admit it.
Keep marching to the beat of your own drum, and let them watch in awe!!!
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Not really unfortunately...but there is a bit of grassy shoreline for when they go shallow. The canals can hold em when it heats up. Need to get a buddy with a boat though for the next couple weeks when they are still deeper. I've got a few bp located put there...one I made myself, the others ae marked and get a little pressure on em, but at least I dont get waked by boats constantly!


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Originally Posted By: Naggler
They are almost always deeper than expected on LBJ...start deep and work shallower if not being bit. Underestimated lake for fishing in my opinion!


What do you consider deep for this time of year? What depth range would you recommend?

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