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Where have they gone? #12827889
07/14/18 11:48 AM
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i was doing very good last 2 weeks on the Vine with 2 limits .now iv only caught 4 short Crappie in 4 days??? hit 3 famous brush piles from mid lake to the dam. guess i need to try something diff! any ideas? using 1/8 oz jig and 2" plastic.

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Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover] #12827907
07/14/18 12:24 PM
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Re: Where have they gone? [Re: REDGUN] #12827934
07/14/18 01:01 PM
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saw that,will have to give that a try.funny thing is thursday i caught a 12" crappie that had a 5" shad half way down its throat!
Originally Posted By: REDGUN

Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover] #12828147
07/14/18 04:59 PM
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I fished Grapevine on Thursday from 11 to 2:00pm. The fishing was tough and I had to move a lot but ended up with a decent mess of fish and a few hogs too! I’ve been doing well on a couple of rocky points bouncing the jig along the bottom like I’m bass fishing. I also caught several spotted bass while doing that which was kinda cool. PM sent


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Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover] #12828320
07/14/18 08:24 PM
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Probably haven't gone anywhere.

Guy and I fished this morning until 11:00 AM. The bite was off compared to last few days but we still managed to land 50 or so with about 15 nice keepers. 1/16 oz jigs worked best but had to fish 1/8 oz most of the time because of the wind. Still had the best luck on 1.25" slab bandit, White or Chart.

Very soft bite. If you haven't fished a lot lately you probably would not even know you got bit.

Pretty good bite on rocks in 9'-10'. Had to slowly fish right on the bottom. If you weren't losing jigs you were doing it wrong.


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Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover] #12828558
07/15/18 12:05 AM
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I tried your suggestion today Ernest and only managed a couple fish. My fish was shallow and was very subtle. My line went slack suddenly was the only indication I had a fish on. No thump on that one. Did get thumped a couple other times but still missed the hookset.

Sounds like i’m not the only one struggling right now so I can take heart in that. Only been targeting crappie within the last year. Lots to learn.

-Greg


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Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover] #12828629
07/15/18 01:09 AM
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Go smaller! Ive been using handtied jigs(1/8 with #6 hook with very little chennile and feather) tipped with crappie nibble. if that doesnt work use a tiny minnow smile


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Re: Where have they gone? [Re: DavisGuideService] #12828884
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Originally Posted By: DavisGuideService
Go smaller! Ive been using handtied jigs(1/8 with #6 hook with very little chennile and feather) tipped with crappie nibble. if that doesnt work use a tiny minnow smile


That’s what Ernest suggested in another thread so I tied on a 1/8 black jighead with a small shad profile plastic. I ALWAYS use a crappie nibble now, because it gives a little more time for a hook up.

Might have to go with live minnows, although there was a boat with about 5 people yesterday and they were using live minnows but said they weren’t catching much either.

Thanks for the tip!


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Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover] #12829077
07/15/18 04:23 PM
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Looks like they’ve gone to Roberts!

Good fishin’

Re: Where have they gone? [Re: Captain Yakker] #12829145
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There seems to be a theme with these 1/8th oz baits with smaller hooks going on. Here I thought I had zero use for them..... grin

When things get tough, I'll catch a few shad and cut them into tiny pieces. I'll take a 1/32nd oz jig or smaller and tip it with the shad...works like a charm!

Great advice as usual Ernest.

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Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover] #12829273
07/15/18 08:27 PM
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That’s gvine in a nutshell. Fish there can get super finicky. Minnows also help.



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Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover] #12829532
07/16/18 12:55 AM
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Downsize is required on most lakes right now. On the Vine, downsize and move, move, move, and keep moving.



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Re: Where have they gone? [Re: hawghoover] #12829554
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Hit the Vine this morning and finally went small mid morning. Just finished a nice dinner of fish Tacos for 5 with enough left overs for some lunch tomorrow. Bait that finally paid off was a 1/24oz head with a 1.25" sour grape Crazy Angler. Fished in brush about 20'-22'


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