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Rayburn vs Pines #13445919 02/20/20 10:48 PM
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Where should I go ??? Will be fishing 3/11,12,13th The big Sam or Pines?

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Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: shady L] #13445929 02/20/20 10:56 PM
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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.



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Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: karpbuster] #13445939 02/20/20 11:06 PM
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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
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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!

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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.

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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.



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Re: Rayburn vs Pines [Re: shady L] #13446756 02/21/20 04:46 PM
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Falcon dang it I forgot about lake Falcon

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Pines.. they’ll be on the banks by then

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When crappie are on the banks are any on brush piles ?

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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
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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.



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