texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
AquaFinatic, Serang, samhan, mistermike650, Buster_Brown
109287 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,121
hopalong 78,912
Pilothawk 77,543
John175® 69,855
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,690
Tritonman 58,396
LoneStarSon® 54,816
Mark Perry 54,806
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics777,306
Posts13,002,582
Members109,287
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Have the spawn really happened on all lakes ? #12676877
03/17/18 10:44 AM
03/17/18 10:44 AM
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 24
S
slabbandit4u Offline OP
Outdoorsman
slabbandit4u  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
S

Joined: May 2016
Posts: 24
Just wondering if the spawn have begun on all lakes and have they moved up shallow ?

Re: Have the spawn really happened on all lakes ? [Re: slabbandit4u] #12676887
03/17/18 11:03 AM
03/17/18 11:03 AM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 17,800
Tawakoni/Mogote, CO.
K
kodys'papa Online content
TFF Guru
kodys'papa  Online Content
TFF Guru
K

Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 17,800
Tawakoni/Mogote, CO.
All lakes is a very broad statement...
Where are you located? The spawn is just now getting underway on tawakoni...
Best way to find out is head to your closest lake or creek that empties into a lake and get after it


Hooking a fish is like playing string with a cat. The exact size, shape, color of string matters less than how you wiggle it- and little cats are easier to fool than big ones. John Gierach
Re: Have the spawn really happened on all lakes ? [Re: slabbandit4u] #12677198
03/17/18 05:24 PM
03/17/18 05:24 PM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 133
S
snake oil Offline
Outdoorsman
snake oil  Offline
Outdoorsman
S

Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 133
The spawn just started on Graham and PK...........

Re: Have the spawn really happened on all lakes ? [Re: slabbandit4u] #12679047
03/19/18 07:05 AM
03/19/18 07:05 AM
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 24
S
slabbandit4u Offline OP
Outdoorsman
slabbandit4u  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
S

Joined: May 2016
Posts: 24
I am located in Dallas Tx.

Re: Have the spawn really happened on all lakes ? [Re: slabbandit4u] #12679101
03/19/18 11:24 AM
03/19/18 11:24 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 6,615
Grandview, TX
C
crapicat Offline
TFF Celebrity
crapicat  Offline
TFF Celebrity
C

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 6,615
Grandview, TX
Interesting question..fishing for the next month will be up shallow and personal....it is what you make it....shallow depth depends on the clarity of the water, among other things...personal fishing depth willl depend on how shallow you are willing and able to fish. Personally, I fish in water 5 foot and less this time of year. Others fish from 5-to 10 feet, as they’re equipment/health/attitude will not allow them to fish shallower than that. Still others will not fish shallower than 10 feet during this time of year, for various reasons, they can best explain.

I personally have been catching crappie, almost exclusively, on the bank (in holes) and in shallow logjams or treetops for the last three months and exclusively in the creeks. I expect that trend to continue for the next month, on several lakes, although, I will assuredly move to different creeks, on different lakes. Also, I will go back to past creeking areas and start following the crappie out of the creeks and back into the lake, while others will still be fishing shallow on the lake, wondering when the spawn will happen.

Basically, not all crappie spawn at the same time even on the same lake. They spawn in waves, based on their own biological clock, the moon phase, etc. So don’t worry, keep fishing. The spawn is happening, at various depths, on many lakes and it will continue for the next month.

I won’t get into it much, but I fish the spawn beginning in January and don’t quit that pattern until May. Afterwards, I go into middepth evening and nighttime fishing pattern until August. Then, I pay my taxes and after Oct 15, go into a fall strategy of fishing under 10 feet again and following the crappie from the lakes into the creeks. It works for me, on the lakes I fish, and it seldom works for anyone else on here, for many reasons. Just remember, the crappie are where you find them, and some people find them only deep, or shallow, or both...it depends on your equipment and where you fish for them, the lakes, the creeks, associated with those lakes etc.,good luck and keep fishing...

Last edited by crapicat; 03/19/18 11:30 AM.
Re: Have the spawn really happened on all lakes ? [Re: slabbandit4u] #12679214
03/19/18 12:52 PM
03/19/18 12:52 PM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 13,957
Irving, Texas
F
fishin'aholic2 Offline
TFF Guru
fishin'aholic2  Offline
TFF Guru
F

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 13,957
Irving, Texas
Based on the forecast. There will be a big push of shallow fish by this weekend. Several days in the 80s and nights in the 60s with one night showing 70. That kind of warm will move them up in a big way. I have seen it in years past that a few warm days and nights like that will bring the water up 10 degrees and fish will move up overnight and be done in a few days.



Text Joey at 817-897-1384 for great rod and rod repair rates!

www.youtube.com/KIDKRAPPIE
Re: Have the spawn really happened on all lakes ? [Re: slabbandit4u] #12679939
03/19/18 07:09 PM
03/19/18 07:09 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,484
EAST TEXAS
S
Spiderman Offline
TFF Team Angler
Spiderman  Offline
TFF Team Angler
S

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,484
EAST TEXAS
Most of the crappie I'm catching are staging or spawning. 10' of water or less.

I have filleted a few females that were almost finished spawning.

I live east of you along I-20.


Last edited by Spiderman; 03/19/18 07:10 PM.

The first 5 days after the Weekend are the Hardest.
Re: Have the spawn really happened on all lakes ? [Re: slabbandit4u] #12680085
03/19/18 08:23 PM
03/19/18 08:23 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,753
mckinney, tx
M
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
TFF Team Angler
Mckinneycrappiecatcher  Offline
TFF Team Angler
M

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,753
mckinney, tx
They’re just now barely getting started in DFW, and I mean barely, I’ve caught a few black crappie in war paint, but the females have a ways to go, and white crappie are behind them.



TCU class of 2019
Re: Have the spawn really happened on all lakes ? [Re: slabbandit4u] #12680717
03/20/18 03:37 AM
03/20/18 03:37 AM
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 24
S
slabbandit4u Offline OP
Outdoorsman
slabbandit4u  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
S

Joined: May 2016
Posts: 24
Ok thanks for all the information

Re: Have the spawn really happened on all lakes ? [Re: slabbandit4u] #12680822
03/20/18 11:17 AM
03/20/18 11:17 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 6,615
Grandview, TX
C
crapicat Offline
TFF Celebrity
crapicat  Offline
TFF Celebrity
C

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 6,615
Grandview, TX
Totally confused now? Remember, when in doubt, go fishing and find out!

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2