texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Bryan Nguyen, Kingnutin, elisepeda, 603bass, MDWesttex
109176 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,006
hopalong 78,903
Pilothawk 77,385
John175® 69,694
JDavis7873® 67,392
Derek 🐝 61,601
Tritonman 58,357
LoneStarSon® 54,784
Mark Perry 54,432
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics775,375
Posts12,976,234
Members109,176
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
WACO MONDAY . first trip there this year. #12749470
05/09/18 08:46 PM
05/09/18 08:46 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,029
TEXAS
L
leanin post Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
leanin post  Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
L

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,029
TEXAS
we got on the water around 9.00 and being a check it out for myself kinda guy, we we checking some known good producing spots on the south and mid lake area, mostly small fish, or very few fish ob the piles. we gradually worked our way to the north end and the fishing got progressively better. All baits offered seemed to work good, with pink/white medium sized slab bandits being very good, scents seemed to make all the difference, so a chartruese crappie nibble worked fine.
Most of the 10 and 11 inch females we caught still had eggs, and the males were still dark. fish are quite skinny, except for the black crappie, they have quite a bit more shoulders on them. the 10 and 11 inch white crappie we caught are hardly worth keeping they were so skinny, and next trip will be released. Fish were in all different depths, but most were sitting right on the bottom tight near the brush. we saw a guy scanning pile after pile after pile around us, but not fishing , he was looking for a plum tree, but he evidently doesnt know that you cant always see fish if they are sitting right on the bottom. if you scan several piles and dont see anything, this is likely the case, so drop a jig tight to the brush, right to the bottom and see what gives. we left the lake at 12.30 as buddy wasnt feeling well. we took 16 home. The fishing seemed to get better around 10 am.


Many living in this generation shall never see the grave, JESUS gave us revelations and the time is very near. Dont be a soul that stands before GOD on judgment day and be told "depart from me, I do not know you".
REPENT, RECIEVE, REJOICE!!!
Re: WACO MONDAY . first trip there this year. [Re: leanin post] #12749486
05/09/18 08:55 PM
05/09/18 08:55 PM
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,766
Carthage Tx
T
TroyKing Offline
Extreme Angler
TroyKing  Offline
Extreme Angler
T

Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,766
Carthage Tx
You just basically my described my trip Sunday evening...i found the same thing....fish tight to the bottom, big females still with eggs and dark males


The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?
Re: WACO MONDAY . first trip there this year. [Re: leanin post] #12749705
05/09/18 11:52 PM
05/09/18 11:52 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,521
Texas Fresh And Salt
horton5303 Offline
Extreme Angler
horton5303  Offline
Extreme Angler

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,521
Texas Fresh And Salt
Seems when they are on the bottom is when i catch the Whales. But not always.


Re: WACO MONDAY . first trip there this year. [Re: horton5303] #12749794
05/10/18 01:03 AM
05/10/18 01:03 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,029
TEXAS
L
leanin post Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
leanin post  Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
L

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,029
TEXAS
Originally Posted By: horton5303
Seems when they are on the bottom is when i catch the Whales. But not always.


whats strange is how most of the fish are all doing the same around the lake. then the next day they are all scattered around the piles, then suspended over the piles.


Many living in this generation shall never see the grave, JESUS gave us revelations and the time is very near. Dont be a soul that stands before GOD on judgment day and be told "depart from me, I do not know you".
REPENT, RECIEVE, REJOICE!!!
Re: WACO MONDAY . first trip there this year. [Re: leanin post] #12749906
05/10/18 02:38 AM
05/10/18 02:38 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,642
N.Houston/Fort Worth
S
SK. Online content
Extreme Angler
SK.  Online Content
Extreme Angler
S

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,642
N.Houston/Fort Worth
Good stuff there LP... lots of times the fish will be very tight to or even in a brush pile and no finder will pick them up....
If it's a known pile to hold fish I'm gonna tickle a couple limbs before giving up on it....


Jigging; it's faster than chasing a minner in a bucket!

REGARDLESS OF HOW MANLY YOU THINK YOU ARE WEARING A PFD CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.....

Check Out SK's CRAPPIE Catching Adventures on YouTube....
https://www.youtube.com/user/fishingorhunting
Re: WACO MONDAY . first trip there this year. [Re: leanin post] #12750220
05/10/18 01:24 PM
05/10/18 01:24 PM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 144
Temple, Texas
AQUA11 Offline
Outdoorsman
AQUA11  Offline
Outdoorsman

Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 144
Temple, Texas
Good time fishing and learning. That's some good information especially for a greenhorn like me. Thanks for the report.

Re: WACO MONDAY . first trip there this year. [Re: SK.] #12750376
05/10/18 03:21 PM
05/10/18 03:21 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,029
TEXAS
L
leanin post Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
leanin post  Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
L

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,029
TEXAS
Originally Posted By: SK.
Good stuff there LP... lots of times the fish will be very tight to or even in a brush pile and no finder will pick them up....
If it's a known pile to hold fish I'm gonna tickle a couple limbs before giving up on it....


yes , its worth at least a try, because if that indeed is the pattern, you can go from pile to pile, whacking them, while joe blow that dont know, scans 40 brushpiles and then convinces himself All of the fish are roaming somewhere in open water, then goes home. Alot of times when they are sitting on bottom, they will hit a jig due to you just invading thier space, they really just dont like something dropping on thier head when they are sitting on the bottom.
Sonar is just a tool, to gather information, but never the definitive answer as to if they are there or not.


Many living in this generation shall never see the grave, JESUS gave us revelations and the time is very near. Dont be a soul that stands before GOD on judgment day and be told "depart from me, I do not know you".
REPENT, RECIEVE, REJOICE!!!
Re: WACO MONDAY . first trip there this year. [Re: leanin post] #12751068
05/11/18 12:48 AM
05/11/18 12:48 AM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 3,034
Belton, TX
K
Ken Gaby Online content
TFF Team Angler
Ken Gaby  Online Content
TFF Team Angler
K

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 3,034
Belton, TX
Originally Posted By: leanin post
Originally Posted By: SK.
Good stuff there LP... lots of times the fish will be very tight to or even in a brush pile and no finder will pick them up....
If it's a known pile to hold fish I'm gonna tickle a couple limbs before giving up on it....


yes , its worth at least a try, because if that indeed is the pattern, you can go from pile to pile, whacking them, while joe blow that dont know, scans 40 brushpiles and then convinces himself All of the fish are roaming somewhere in open water, then goes home. Alot of times when they are sitting on bottom, they will hit a jig due to you just invading thier space, they really just dont like something dropping on thier head when they are sitting on the bottom.
Sonar is just a tool, to gather information, but never the definitive answer as to if they are there or not.

This ^^ thumb


A life without God is like an unsharpened pencil, it has no point. Billy Graham
http://www.proanglertackle.com Best crappie and catfish rods/reels
http://www.crazyanglertackle.com Premium crappie baits and jig tying accessories
www.thermoclinelures.com / "Helping YOU catch MORE & LARGER fish!"
http://www.beereadys.com World's Best Rod Holders
Re: WACO MONDAY . first trip there this year. [Re: leanin post] #12751237
05/11/18 03:32 AM
05/11/18 03:32 AM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 706
Victoria, TX
C
canyoncreek06 Offline
Pro Angler
canyoncreek06  Offline
Pro Angler
C

Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 706
Victoria, TX
Good stuff. Thanks.

>E


Columbus took a chance and he made it.
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


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