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Humbled? #12785038
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Ever been humbled while on the water? Today was my day. I've been on good fish all year but things took a drastic turn at daylight today. Fished everything I knew to fish and nary a bite from a crappie. Started out on a solid producing pile that's always good for 4-6 fish....... Nothing. Ok on to the next...... Then the next......... Then the next........rinse and repeat for 4 hours. Finally wound up under a bridge to eat a sandwich in the shade and kept myself from getting completely skunked there. Caught 1 sandbass and 2 bream. Haven't had one of these days in a long time but tomorrow I intend to redeem myself........ Guess that's why it's called fishing instead of catching

Re: Humbled? [Re: CrappieXpress] #12785134
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Been a tough bite lately

Re: Humbled? [Re: CrappieXpress] #12785141
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Cou;d you see the fish on graphs,..

Re: Humbled? [Re: JIM SR.] #12785164
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Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
Cou;d you see the fish on graphs,..


Yessir. In fact the last one I stopped at I could se them suspended above the pile when I got there and then by the time I left I could see that they had actually moved down into the pile.

Re: Humbled? [Re: CrappieXpress] #12785181
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Been there before. A few things I do when they are being stubborn is down side baits, use scent (crappie nibble, garlic slabslobber) tip jig with chopped up minnow.


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Re: Humbled? [Re: bush hog] #12785187
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Originally Posted By: bush hog
Been a tough bite lately
roflmao roflmao love that jig


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Re: Humbled? [Re: CrappieXpress] #12785210
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Happened to me Tuesday!

Went out on Granger Monday during the tail end of a cold front blowing through. Day started rough with North winds and big rolling waves. Fished turned on later in the morning and we ended up catching 40 with only 10 keeps. Thought we would switch up lakes Tuesday and find some larger fish.

Tuesday morning headed to Lake LBJ and launched around 0800. Water temp 82 degrees and winds at 7 mph. Conditions looked perfect and proceed to fish brush piles with no success using hand ties and jigs tipped with crappie nibbles. After 2. 5 hours of being skunked I was getting a little irate! You could see fish on piles but they would not take anything. We finally landed 5 crappie on the last pile we stopped at and they only wanted the bait moving fast. Either a fast vertical retrieve or on the drop. Still had time so decided to load the boat and hit my "honey hole" on Lake Marble Falls that is always good for 10-20 fish.

Needless to say we wasted 2 hours of our life on Marble Falls. Not even a bite on proven brush piles. I was humbled Tuesday....

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Re: Humbled? [Re: CrappieXpress] #12785465
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Welllll, at least I know it wasn't me. Tuesday was tough for me also. Hit several good spots, BPs and timber between 6:20 and 8:40 am. I think 13 fish with maybe 4 keeps. Fish were there; light taps, nudges, pecks, ect. Tried a number of jig types, nothing made a difference. Only one fish inhaled the jig. Wind was getting up and I hit the trailer at 8:45. I figured it was one of those days.

Gotta love that skunk jig. Just don't think it's a good idea to carry one in the boat. roflmao

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Originally Posted By: Ken Gaby
Welllll, at least I know it wasn't me. Tuesday was tough for me also. Hit several good spots, BPs and timber between 6:20 and 8:40 am. I think 13 fish with maybe 4 keeps. Fish were there; light taps, nudges, pecks, ect. Tried a number of jig types, nothing made a difference. Only one fish inhaled the jig. Wind was getting up and I hit the trailer at 8:45. I figured it was one of those days.

Gotta love that skunk jig. Just don't think it's a good idea to carry one in the boat. roflmao


Haha yeah if I woulda had that jig I might’ve tossed that sucker out today too!!! Who knows maybe that’s what they wanted..... I do know that the comments on this thread are making me feel much better about this mornings fiasco.

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It happens to all of us at times. Pick the wrong place to start out. Fishing too shallow or too deep. Most fish come early and slow down as the day progresses. My experience lately is the crappie are pretty much done by 12:00, so there's not much room for error.

It will get better.....in September....lol.


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Re: Humbled? [Re: CrappieXpress] #12785598
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Adapt and overcome son!!



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?
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Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Adapt and overcome son!!




Not gonna lie buddy that’s what’s on the agenda for tomorrow....got a sack of range cubes and a plan! I’m determined!

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You should do well then.


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?
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Caught 1 Mondo a cat,sandbass and one barely keeper yesterday.I like crappie fishing better when they are biteing


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This time of year the fish can get very finicky. Minnows go a long ways.



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