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Ray Roberts 06/20 #13604003 06/22/20 03:14 PM
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Put in a Buck Creek and fished a couple of hours Saturday evening hunting fish taco fixens for Fathers day. Crappie are doing what crappie do on Roberts in the summer time. Minnows on isolated trees covering lots of water. Keeper ratio was up a little for me, it was about one in three. Lost a the big fish for the day when it straightened my hook when I went to lift it in the boat.(rat chewed my net and I have not replaced it yet realmad) I think the storms had them a little finicky and I did have to coax them into biting as well as bounce tree to tree quite a bit. Anyway, if you like to fish standing timber, now is the time. I took home 10 to crisp up for the tacos and we had a wonderful Fathers day dinner with our family!


See you on the lake and have a great day!
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Thanks for the report, I wanted to go this past weekend but the rains both mornings held me off. I should have just went Saturday as it turned out to be decent.

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Thanks for the report.


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Thanks for the report. How deep was the water you were fishing?

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This time of year the crappie will suspend in the timber at about 12 to 20 foot of water

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Thanks for posting, never fished there I want to, get tired of fishing the same lakes...

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Curious to know how you pick which trees to fish? I usually put in at Buck Creek, but it's always hit or miss for me. Sometimes I find good trees and other times I don't. I don't get too far from the ramp usually because I'm in a kayak, but it gets overwhelming with the massive amounts of standing timber there. Just looking to have more of a starting point. (I.e. hairy looking trees, trees sitting out from the rest, big trees, etc.)

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Originally Posted by Rippyro
Curious to know how you pick which trees to fish? I usually put in at Buck Creek, but it's always hit or miss for me. Sometimes I find good trees and other times I don't. I don't get too far from the ramp usually because I'm in a kayak, but it gets overwhelming with the massive amounts of standing timber there. Just looking to have more of a starting point. (I.e. hairy looking trees, trees sitting out from the rest, big trees, etc.)

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Rippyro
Curious to know how you pick which trees to fish? I usually put in at Buck Creek, but it's always hit or miss for me. Sometimes I find good trees and other times I don't. I don't get too far from the ramp usually because I'm in a kayak, but it gets overwhelming with the massive amounts of standing timber there. Just looking to have more of a starting point. (I.e. hairy looking trees, trees sitting out from the rest, big trees, etc.)

Thanks!


Actually I think it's more about where the tree is located vs. which type of tree. However for me lately the smaller branched tree's like cedars or bois d' arc trees haven't produces like years past. Try focusing on trees that are in 15 to 20 ft. near points and/or creek channels.

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Went out yesterday after work, fished until dark. Caught 6 drum and 1 keeper crappie. Don't listen to me....

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I have a few "pet trees" that have produced for me year after year but mostly I just bounce and try to fish isolated trees on the edge of something. By edge I mean a point or a creek or road bed or something like that but isolated timber seems to be best for me. Also like stated above the fish seem to suspend part way down and many bites happen for me on the initial drop, have to be a line watcher as the bait falls through the tree. As far as what kind of tree, any and all but I am partial to a nice gnarly bois d arc. The way I fish in the summer is drop the minnow through a given tree and if I do not get bit by about the third drop or after about 5 minutes, I am off to the next tree. Seems you need to cover water to find the sweet trees but when you do, you may not have to move again the rest of the day. This particular trip a few weeks ago, I got on one tree after an hour or so of hunting and went through at least 3 doz. minnows in that tree before the bite slowed.


See you on the lake and have a great day!
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This year has been a little off for me up there. But the lake has been up and down with two high water rises with all the rains. When they open up the flood gates and the water is dropping I seem to struggle. I have been fishing the timber up there since the early 90's and have about 15 pet trees. Normally I only use minnows, but the jig bite this year has been real good for me. Now that the lake is just about to get to normal level it will be real good till mid October.

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Originally Posted by BCBassCat
Went out yesterday after work, fished until dark. Caught 6 drum and 1 keeper crappie. Don't listen to me....

Haha seems like every day for me lately. Had one good day by Buck Creek recently on the bridges, but could only get 1-2 off of a tree at a time before I would give up and move.

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I have a few "pet trees" that have produced for me year after year but mostly I just bounce and try to fish isolated trees on the edge of something. By edge I mean a point or a creek or road bed or something like that but isolated timber seems to be best for me. Also like stated above the fish seem to suspend part way down and many bites happen for me on the initial drop, have to be a line watcher as the bait falls through the tree. As far as what kind of tree, any and all but I am partial to a nice gnarly bois d arc. The way I fish in the summer is drop the minnow through a given tree and if I do not get bit by about the third drop or after about 5 minutes, I am off to the next tree. Seems you need to cover water to find the sweet trees but when you do, you may not have to move again the rest of the day. This particular trip a few weeks ago, I got on one tree after an hour or so of hunting and went through at least 3 doz. minnows in that tree before the bite slowed.


I just got my first motor boat so hopefully moving around a ton will be more feasible than in my kayak. I'm going to study the navionics map and see what else is available now that I'll be more mobile. Thanks!

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This year has been a little off for me up there. But the lake has been up and down with two high water rises with all the rains. When they open up the flood gates and the water is dropping I seem to struggle. I have been fishing the timber up there since the early 90's and have about 15 pet trees. Normally I only use minnows, but the jig bite this year has been real good for me. Now that the lake is just about to get to normal level it will be real good till mid October.

I did pretty well last summer on a couple of "pet trees" as y'all put it, but I revisited those trees earlier this summer and nothing was biting. So I wandered around through the forest that is Buck Creek and struggled to find a tree that would produce.

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