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Fork Report!!! #13678754 08/24/20 05:35 PM
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Fished part of a group trip Clay Gann put together with Jerry Hancock as well and the 3 of us managed to get everybody on some crappie and 145 hit the cleaning table at the end of the day! Kinda my same old broken record report for this time of year but like has been most trips the fish bit better as the day went on. I used 1/8 hand ties on Limits Tackle heads in chart/white and shad colored tipped with a minnow all day long. Caught fish from 18-28' of water most were 12-16' down suspended on timber. Did catch a few to start the day off brush and laydowns but we quickly moved to timber once everybody got the hang of Livescope! My fall is pretty packed between ACT, Crappie Masters, Crappie USA, and the Crappie Expo in Branson but I have some weekend and weekday availability in Sept and I think maybe one weekend day available in Oct. Sept and Oct are awesome months for Fork and Palestine. Fork I will focus on timber but Palestine we could do brush, timber, and even some docks. Let me know if you wanna go get a mes for your next fish fry!

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What a haul! cheers

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Wow, great job fellas. cheers

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Good job !

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The crappie limits need to be lowered,... frown

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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
The crappie limits need to be lowered,... frown


I’d like to see what 15 fish with a 12” limit would do for a lake. I don’t feel that limits make much of a difference though. Maybe 5 years from now I will feel differently about it though.

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50 fish for two people is 100 fillets, seems excessive to me. With new fishing techniques taking Crappie
is much easier than before. Especially picking off the big ones. What if bass fisherman were taking out
50 bass a day to eat,..?? 15x12 would be a good start, 3-4 for tournaments minimum 12",....
I see more people crappie fishing now with improved electronics, dont wait until they are all gone to change
the rules. thumb

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Crappie populations are cyclic or erratic in abundance
and size distribution. When a strong year class develops
in a lake, it can dominate the population for several years.
Reproduction is limited and survival of young crappie is
low until the dominant year class has been thinned out
or environmental and hydrological conditions again be-
come favorable for survival of young crappie. This pat-
tern usually results in two to three years of good fishing
followed by two to three years of fair to poor fishing.
The dominant year class may survive longer with more stringent regulations


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50 per person? What am I missing here?

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Originally Posted by mwfishin
50 per person? What am I missing here?

Nope. 25 per person.

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Originally Posted by txmasterpo
Crappie populations are cyclic or erratic in abundance
and size distribution. When a strong year class develops
in a lake, it can dominate the population for several years.
Reproduction is limited and survival of young crappie is
low until the dominant year class has been thinned out
or environmental and hydrological conditions again be-
come favorable for survival of young crappie. This pat-
tern usually results in two to three years of good fishing
followed by two to three years of fair to poor fishing.
The dominant year class may survive longer with more stringent regulations


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This was before Down image, side image, 360*, spotlock, jog, and livescope.

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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
Originally Posted by txmasterpo
Crappie populations are cyclic or erratic in abundance
and size distribution. When a strong year class develops
in a lake, it can dominate the population for several years.
Reproduction is limited and survival of young crappie is
low until the dominant year class has been thinned out
or environmental and hydrological conditions again be-
come favorable for survival of young crappie. This pat-
tern usually results in two to three years of good fishing
followed by two to three years of fair to poor fishing.
The dominant year class may survive longer with more stringent regulations


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This was before Down image, side image, 360*, spotlock, jog, and livescope.



As much as I like to eat crappie, I have to agree with you Jim. I think that what Slew suggested is reasonable. Fifteen crappie with a 12” (or even a 10” limit) would still be a good catch. Nothing to prevent you from throwing them back in. I know that guides make their livings on results, I don’t know what kind of impact that
would have. Another facet is that some guys can only fish one or two days a month, (I used to be that guy), and that probably needs addressing. At this point though, I think TPWD is gonna do what they want, I know they have public meetings now and then to discuss changes, but how often do they actually listen ?

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