texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Wes Giddings, BossofBass, Bo Jeffcoat, Ol Morty, keystone6515
113208 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 95,547
hopalong 87,570
Pilothawk 79,888
John175☮ 77,591
JDavis7873 67,400
Bigbob_FTW 65,447
Derek 🐝 64,384
Mark Perry 60,213
Tritonman 58,917
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums62
Topics782,701
Posts9,875,759
Members113,208
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Rayburn vs Pines #13445919 02/20/20 10:48 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11
S
shady L Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
S
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11
Where should I go ??? Will be fishing 3/11,12,13th The big Sam or Pines?

Wet Rooster Jigs Fishing Super Store
Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: shady L] #13445929 02/20/20 10:56 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 12,338
K
karpbuster Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
K
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 12,338
I live on Rayburn love to crappie fish and the bass boats are really getting common on the lake, during the week even. So maybe Pines would be calmer. That is a good time to go to Rayburn. Good luck where ever you go.



"Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness."

"All that we call human history--money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery--[is] the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy." C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis
Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: karpbuster] #13445939 02/20/20 11:06 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11
S
shady L Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
S
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11
I've never crappie fished Rayburn in March , if the weather is right will they be deep or shallow? I did pretty good in July and August fishing brush piles about 22ft .

Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: shady L] #13446005 02/20/20 11:59 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,754
R
River Man Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
R
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,754
Never crappie fished the Pines before, but I've caught crappie on Rayburn from mid March through mid May in 6'-10' depths strolling a jig before. Some years they move up shallow to spawn earlier than other years, I guess it depends on the Winter/Spring weather we have. My best crappie trip was right after the bass spawn was mostly over that year and the crappie were easy to target on grass flats on the south end. Good luck wherever you go!

Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: shady L] #13446216 02/21/20 03:08 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,281
M
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
M
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,281
I’ve never fished on Rayburn. Pines is a great fishing lake but those are some tough dates to be fishing regardless of where you are. Might be a few fish spawning, most will be roaming though. March is in my opinion the toughest month to crappie fish.

Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: shady L] #13446234 02/21/20 03:24 AM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 14,775
F
fishin'aholic2 Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
F
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 14,775
Either lake should be good. I have never fished either but there will be shallow fish on both. Rayburn would probably be full blast spawning.

Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: shady L] #13446500 02/21/20 02:10 PM
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 123
Bcbbs Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 123
falcon

Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: shady L] #13446756 02/21/20 04:46 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11
S
shady L Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
S
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11
Falcon dang it I forgot about lake Falcon

Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: shady L] #13447025 02/21/20 09:03 PM
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 3,268
P
Pintail711 Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
P
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 3,268
Pines.. they’ll be on the banks by then

Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: Pintail711] #13447032 02/21/20 09:08 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11
S
shady L Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
S
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11
When crappie are on the banks are any on brush piles ?

Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: shady L] #13447059 02/21/20 09:34 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,281
M
Mckinneycrappiecatcher Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
M
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,281
Originally Posted by shady L
When crappie are on the banks are any on brush piles ?

Brush piles in 6-18’ typically provide a more consistent bite in the spring. Shallow fishing is cool if you can find them consistently but finding them consistently shallow in March is a difficult task sometimes.

Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #13448320 02/23/20 04:39 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 12,338
K
karpbuster Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
K
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 12,338
Rayburn round that time I fish a Roadrunner looking for fish, then the usual jig once you have a pattern. They are in all sorts of places and depths (generally shallow). They could be hitting the banks too. So pick a cove and fish any tree, timber, buck brush, hydrilla ... just stay in the creek channel or just off it. I have great luck on Hydrilla. There are waves of crappie spawning at different times, the water temp dictates. So if a cold front moves thru they pull back into deeper water. May to summer the crappie move on to brush piles in big numbers, March can be a difficult time, thus the searching mode is always good. Good luck, I love March on Rayburn.



"Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness."

"All that we call human history--money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery--[is] the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy." C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3