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Crappie Help #12779480
06/04/18 02:54 PM
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So i have been chasing crappie like a mad man this year. I am having a hard time getting into multiple fish. I always seem to catch one or two and then it goes quiet. I have been in creeks near ray Hubbard and out on white rock lake. I have also tried the 66 bridge going into rockwall. I am using minnows i am guessing that i need to adjust my depth or get out deeper. i have been in 6 to 15 ft of water. any suggestions would be great!!

Re: Crappie Help [Re: blackdog8411] #12779497
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The creeks are waste of time right now. They usually get good again in November. That depth range is a bit shallow now that the water has warmed up. I would start looking in 15-25 ft around timber, brush or bridge pillars. Sometimes crappie just get like that. I was fishing a lake last week and saw at least 30-50 fish on each spot I fished but I could only get a few of them to bite then they would quit. I just kept moving around till I found some more active fish and sat on those 2 places and caught my limit.



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Thanks for the info!! I will start to hit those deeper waters

Abe

Re: Crappie Help [Re: fishin'aholic2] #12779599
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Main river channel areas, drop offs, etc. deeper timber...just because you can graph fish doesn’t mean you can make them bite...keep moving like fishin aholic suggests...I think you would have better luck with Jigs, personally...the minnow bite can be frustrating this time of year, especially during the daytime...Jigs in the daytime, minnows at night is a better formula for me...

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Re: Crappie Help [Re: blackdog8411] #12779656
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Solid info here!
I've been throwing jigs with sparkle in them lately...

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thanks for the information guys. how long do you typically hang around a spot before you move?

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If I don't catch a fish in the first 4-5 minutes after getting to a spot, then I am moving to another spot. If the fish are there and are aggressive they will bite in the first few drops in my experience.



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Re: Crappie Help [Re: blackdog8411] #12780045
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Originally Posted By: blackdog8411
thanks for the information guys. how long do you typically hang around a spot before you move?



I always thought Laner had a good answer to this question...move fast till you hit fish then slow down and fish it good.

Re: Crappie Help [Re: blackdog8411] #12780245
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Try to locate some brush piles and/or timber. Also, watch for the thermocline on your graph and fish just above it. Right now I'm finding fish buried up in the brush and you have to get your jig in there with them.

Re: Crappie Help [Re: sticknstring] #12780430
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Originally Posted By: sticknstring
Solid info here!
I've been throwing jigs with sparkle in them lately...


That is all I ever throw...love some sparkle...keeps the crappie nibbles in the store!

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