texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Gerald mith, BK Bennett, christopherstanley2005, TexasTeej, Stevenh258
115842 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 103,944
hopalong 99,084
Pilothawk 81,138
John175☮ 79,801
Bigbob_FTW 75,594
JDavis7873 67,408
Derek 🐝 66,924
Mark Perry 63,697
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,155,217
Posts15,792,920
Members140,842
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Lake Fork Crappies 4/17/2020 #13522636 04/17/20 07:02 PM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 1,318
Gary Paris Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 1,318
One thing I have come to appreciate after being a full time guide for the past 25 years is getting off early lol Today was one of those days. We started fishing at 8:30 a.m and were done with 56 nice crappie by 10 a.m. It started to sprinkle and Don says I think we got enough fish and I’ve had a blast let’s call it a day. I’m like 😳. Needless to say he didn’t have to tell me twice lol. All fish were in 1 ft or less and bit both jigs and minnows.



[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

Wet Rooster Jigs Fishing Super Store
Re: Lake Fork Crappies 4/17/2020 [Re: Gary Paris] #13522663 04/17/20 07:23 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,735
J
JIM SR. Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
J
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,735
smokin....!!!!! fish

Re: Lake Fork Crappies 4/17/2020 [Re: Gary Paris] #13522688 04/17/20 07:37 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 88
Bradsr82 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 88
Wow! what a great day. I wish I knew how to find them like that! Is there anything certain you look for when looking that shallow?

Re: Lake Fork Crappies 4/17/2020 [Re: Gary Paris] #13522800 04/17/20 09:06 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 63,855
banker-always fishing Online Content
Super Freak
Online Content
Super Freak
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 63,855
Nice fish. Good job. thumb


[Linked Image][Linked Image]

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

Sinner's Prayer. God forgive me a sinner. I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior !
Re: Lake Fork Crappies 4/17/2020 [Re: Bradsr82] #13522951 04/17/20 11:12 PM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 1,318
Gary Paris Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 1,318
I wish I could tell you I had something special to look for but it’s mainly all the years of experience on the water. I started fishing the lake in 1985 and can probably tell you every place I have caught a crappie and what time of year lol However when I’m searching for new fish I like to cover water with a road runner. Normally if I can get a few bites on it we can smash them in the same area on minnows. A good pair of polarized sunglasses is also a big factor. I’ll see spawning beds which can give you a good indication of where to make your casts. I will also scan the shallows with my side imaging to find beds in a little deeper water. Oh one more thing I almost forgot I also cover a lot of water with small crankbaits. It’s an excellent way to find them. Hope some of this helps.

Re: Lake Fork Crappies 4/17/2020 [Re: Gary Paris] #13523212 04/18/20 02:06 AM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 88
Bradsr82 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 88
Thanks for the tips Gary! I will give this a shot!

Re: Lake Fork Crappies 4/17/2020 [Re: Gary Paris] #13523426 04/18/20 11:53 AM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 11,185
S
Stump jumper Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
S
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 11,185
I read a post on Fork and the guide said the spawn is over. I don't believe this is true. I know the spawn does not happen all at once. We caught more shallow Friday then we did previous weeks. I got a female full of eggs. Spawn seems later this year with fronts. I fished Hubbard a week ago and talked to a guy that had been fishing quite a bit and he said he has yet to catch them in normal spawning areas.


2200 Bay Champ/200 Mercury Optimax
2017 Tundra TSS 4x4 Crewmax 5.7L
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2021 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3