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Ray Roberts vs Lewisville #13627401 07/12/20 01:21 AM
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I just recently bought a fishing boat and live right between the two (10-20 mins from Lewisville and 20-30 from raybob). If you had to choose one for crappie fishing which would you choose and why? Looking to put in time learning a lake for the first time. I've fished Ray Roberts for crappie and done ok, but never fished Lewisville for crappie. Just catfish there.

TIA for opinions!

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Re: Ray Roberts vs Lewisville [Re: Rippyro] #13627428 07/12/20 01:57 AM
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Seems like Roberts fishes better these days

Re: Ray Roberts vs Lewisville [Re: Rippyro] #13627997 07/12/20 07:40 PM
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Lewisville is not producing. Been out there 3 weekends with very little to show. I can see them on LS but no takers. I have no idea what's going on. Hit RR first, may produce alot better than Lew.

Re: Ray Roberts vs Lewisville [Re: Rippyro] #13628092 07/12/20 09:18 PM
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In my experience RR is a minnow lake.

I have had little luck on RR without a minnow.

Sure I can catch them with a jig, but with a minnow the bite is usually better on RR in my experience on it.

I fish jigs 99.9% of the time and have 13 years of fishing exclusively for Crappie.

I live right next to Lewisville and RR and would rather drive 90 minutes to Tawokini or Fork then fish either right here next to my house.

I will fish them occasionally, but if I'm going fishing it's usually Tawakoni or Fork.

Good Luck hope you slay them on whichever you decide.

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ACC CRAPPIE STIX
BONEHEAD TACKLE
LEWS REELS
PEPOPS JIGS
FEARLESS JIGS
BUBBAS BAITS
MAD CRAPPIE JIGS
DANS JIGS
CRAZY ANGLER TACKLE
THERMOCLINE LURES
CONSTANT PURSUIT OUTFITTERS
MR CRAPPIE
POWER PRO SUPER SLICK BRAID
BERKLEY VANISH GOLD/TRANSITION
LIFT SAVER TROLLING MOTOR MOUNT
SHUT UP AND FISH
SLAB SYNDICATE JIGS
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Re: Ray Roberts vs Lewisville [Re: HOGON] #13628131 07/12/20 09:59 PM
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Hog on, how's the bite on the 2 mile bridge?

Re: Ray Roberts vs Lewisville [Re: Rippyro] #13628309 07/13/20 12:36 AM
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theres no crappy at fork,...ur welcome

Re: Ray Roberts vs Lewisville [Re: Rippyro] #13628342 07/13/20 01:06 AM
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Ha.

The last time I was on the lake was when I took my older son and my grandson fishing on Fork June 15th.

My work schedule has been packed.

Mom fell while out walking their dogs and tore her rotator cuff and needed surgery.
She has been on the mend for a good month.

Dad has a double hernia that needs surgery with a robot and the day before his surgery was when all elective surgeries got canceled again.

He is doing as little as possible.

One of my coworkers tested positive for Covid and I had close contact so I'm on quarantine through the 21st which basically is like being on home arrest. No symptoms so far knock on wood.

Living vicariously through others who are able to slay some Crappie at the moment.

My older son went with a buddy of his from work and they got a double limit on Lavon this morning on trees all submerged using Livescope. White and Chartreuse was the ticket.

I haven't been on Tawokini since May and they were not on the bridge yet. We got ours on Timber when we did fish Tawokini.

Tight Lines all.

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ACC CRAPPIE STIX
BONEHEAD TACKLE
LEWS REELS
PEPOPS JIGS
FEARLESS JIGS
BUBBAS BAITS
MAD CRAPPIE JIGS
DANS JIGS
CRAZY ANGLER TACKLE
THERMOCLINE LURES
CONSTANT PURSUIT OUTFITTERS
MR CRAPPIE
POWER PRO SUPER SLICK BRAID
BERKLEY VANISH GOLD/TRANSITION
LIFT SAVER TROLLING MOTOR MOUNT
SHUT UP AND FISH
SLAB SYNDICATE JIGS
THUMPER ELITE OUTFITTERS
Re: Ray Roberts vs Lewisville [Re: Rippyro] #13628427 07/13/20 02:31 AM
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I live about 1/2 mile from Lewisville. Fish it constantly for Crappie and can normally catch plenty of fish. I only use jigs and do quite well. Average day is about 5 hours and will average about 30-40 fish and about half legal fish.
Want to fish RayBob more, but have a ton of effort into Lewisville. I figure that if I can do good here, I can do all right on most other bodies of water.
Just got live scope in June, so will be doing some trips to RayBob to hone my timber skills. Biggest reason I fish mostly on Lewisville is no travel time yields more fishing time.
In your situation, I think I would do Robert's most often. If for no other reason than timber insurers no wake boats and the village idiots on Lewisville.


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Iā€™m getting into crappie fishing. Any suggestions on finding them In a boat on Lewisville

Re: Ray Roberts vs Lewisville [Re: Rippyro] #13628494 07/13/20 03:44 AM
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Side imaging and work structure in 12-20 fow is where I would start. After you get use tto using, I would invest in a good crappie guide for a day to see how to apply logic to what you are seeing.


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Thanks for the help. I really appreciate it

Re: Ray Roberts vs Lewisville [Re: HV Lurenut] #13635200 07/18/20 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 1thump
Lewisville is not producing. Been out there 3 weekends with very little to show. I can see them on LS but no takers. I have no idea what's going on. Hit RR first, may produce alot better than Lew.


I wonder what's going on with it. Maybe I'll stick to catfish at Lewisville and crappie at RR. confused 3

Originally Posted by HOGON
In my experience RR is a minnow lake.
I have had little luck on RR without a minnow.
Sure I can catch them with a jig, but with a minnow the bite is usually better on RR in my experience on it.
I fish jigs 99.9% of the time and have 13 years of fishing exclusively for Crappie.
I live right next to Lewisville and RR and would rather drive 90 minutes to Tawokini or Fork then fish either right here next to my house.
I will fish them occasionally, but if I'm going fishing it's usually Tawakoni or Fork.
Good Luck hope you slay them on whichever you decide.


I'm a jig fisherman myself. I just don't like paying for live bait lol I may try my hand at cast netting small shad of something and see how that works. I'll probably stick to those two lakes and occasionally venture out to lavon for something a little more active just for time's sake.

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theres no crappy at fork,...ur welcome


If it wasn't so far I'd have to go check myself lol

Originally Posted by HV Lurenut
I live about 1/2 mile from Lewisville. Fish it constantly for Crappie and can normally catch plenty of fish. I only use jigs and do quite well. Average day is about 5 hours and will average about 30-40 fish and about half legal fish.
Want to fish RayBob more, but have a ton of effort into Lewisville. I figure that if I can do good here, I can do all right on most other bodies of water.
Just got live scope in June, so will be doing some trips to RayBob to hone my timber skills. Biggest reason I fish mostly on Lewisville is no travel time yields more fishing time.
In your situation, I think I would do Robert's most often. If for no other reason than timber insurers no wake boats and the village idiots on Lewisville.


I'm in a similar boat. I've got quite a few friends who fish Lavon, but the drive to Lewisville/RR allows for an earlier fishing day, less driving, etc. You usually have the most luck on timber/brush piles? TPWD suggests bridges in Lewisville, but you know how reliable their website is lol

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