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CAT TX State Crappie Championship - Lake Fork #13309778 10/13/19 02:24 AM
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Crappie Anglers of Texas held the annual State Championship today on Lake Fork. This is normally a two day event, but with the forecast for Friday, the first day was postponed for safety precautions. When competitors woke Friday, they were greeted with 25-30 mph north winds, 46 degree temps and rollers about 3-4 ft high on the lake. Not to mention the lightning peppering the area most of the morning. I was glad my boat was on the trailer.

Saturday morning was a much better day with north winds at 7-9 mph but a brisk 39 degrees. The morning ride to the first stop was refreshing. The wind slowly changed to NE then East as the day progressed and began to lay which made conditions much better.

There were 22 teams in DIV I and 21 teams in DIV II. Both divisions posed some very impressive weights.

The water temps had dropped 9 degrees to 68.2 on my HB but the fish stayed put and were willing to bite. You had to put the jig close to their hiding spot. Fish were scattered everywhere before the front in depths from 6-20 FOW.
Jig color didn't really matter today as a large selection of colors were used and all seemed to work well. Plenty of big fish were hoisted aboard today with lots of 2+ lb fish weighed in and more 2+ lbers that didn't get weighed once the bigger fish were posted. Congrats to all those that fished and to the winners in each division for heavy stringers and big fish.

Here's the leader board DIV II

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DIV I

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Re: CAT TX State Crappie Championship - Lake Fork [Re: Ken Gaby] #13309909 10/13/19 11:57 AM
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Re: CAT TX State Crappie Championship - Lake Fork [Re: Ken Gaby] #13309931 10/13/19 12:36 PM
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Way to go Guy and Jackie, 2.67 is a big Crappie. fish

I bet there was a lot of Live Scopes out there,.... hooked

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Re: CAT TX State Crappie Championship - Lake Fork [Re: Ken Gaby] #13310095 10/13/19 04:25 PM
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Good job Ken!!! Fork does not disappoint!!!

Re: CAT TX State Crappie Championship - Lake Fork [Re: JIM SR.] #13310181 10/13/19 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
Way to go Guy and Jackie, 2.67 is a big Crappie. fish

I bet there was a lot of Live Scopes out there,.... hooked

Jim, when I hooked that big fish, it didn't feel that big and I told Jacky that I'd 'boat flip' it....until I saw it and told him that yeah, you better get the net.

And Livescope is a "gotta have" in tournaments now


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Re: CAT TX State Crappie Championship - Lake Fork [Re: The Crappie Guy] #13310203 10/13/19 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by The Crappie Guy
[quote=JIM SR.]

And Livescope is a "gotta have" in tournaments now


We had 2 up front!!
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Fork is fishing lights out right now! We caught fish from lines in to lines out on jigs yesterday! Man I needed a day like that after 8 days of Hamilton!! I have Wednesday and Sat/Sun available this week if anybody wants to get on some slabs!! fish

Re: CAT TX State Crappie Championship - Lake Fork [Re: Ken Gaby] #13310271 10/13/19 08:43 PM
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Re: CAT TX State Crappie Championship - Lake Fork [Re: Ken Gaby] #13310764 10/14/19 01:23 AM
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Congrats to all. cheers clap


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Re: CAT TX State Crappie Championship - Lake Fork [Re: Beltonbanger®] #13311916 10/15/19 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Beltonbanger�
Good job Ken!!! Fork does not disappoint!!!

Thanks Banger. We did it old school, no live scope.


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How about a big shout out to Guy Skinner!!! cheers
70yrs plus, and he put a whoopin on us younguns!
Congrats to all on a great tourney!


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Originally Posted by SLABXPRESS
How about a big shout out to Guy Skinner!!! cheers
70yrs plus, and he put a whoopin on us younguns!
Congrats to all on a great tourney!



Give a shout out to Ernest, he has spent years teaching Guy!!!!!!
roflmao

Re: CAT TX State Crappie Championship - Lake Fork [Re: BJH ( JUST JIGGING)] #13315068 10/18/19 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by BJH ( JUST JIGGING)
Originally Posted by SLABXPRESS
How about a big shout out to Guy Skinner!!! cheers
70yrs plus, and he put a whoopin on us younguns!
Congrats to all on a great tourney!



Give a shout out to Ernest, he has spent years teaching Guy!!!!!!
roflmao



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