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Waco crappie condos? #13859184 01/24/21 06:15 PM
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Fished Waco yesterday. Navigated to TPWDs "crappie condos" on north side of lake. Couldn't find a single one! Side scan, down scan, livescope.....no structures at any of the locations. Anyone have intel on whether they've just disintegrated over time or what?

Re: Waco crappie condos? [Re: Lepisosteus.carpio] #13859286 01/24/21 07:44 PM
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Isn't much left of them. They were thin bamboo and most are gone and really hard to see on side imaging.

Re: Waco crappie condos? [Re: Beltonbanger�] #13860196 01/25/21 01:43 PM
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Thanks. That's too bad. I wonder if they'll consider putting new ones out? In assume tpwd is aware of this?

Re: Waco crappie condos? [Re: Lepisosteus.carpio] #13860866 01/25/21 08:59 PM
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I wouldn’t be suprised if somebody didn’t hook them and move them. That’s seems to happen quite a bit on waco.

Re: Waco crappie condos? [Re: Tbull] #13861638 01/26/21 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Tbull
I wouldn’t be suprised if somebody didn’t hook them and move them. That’s seems to happen quite a bit on waco.


That's very disappointing to read. People who pull stuff like that are major-league lowlifes.

Re: Waco crappie condos? [Re: Lepisosteus.carpio] #13863237 01/27/21 04:07 PM
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I can find "skeletal remains" of some. There are still tons of brush piles in Waco.

Re: Waco crappie condos? [Re: Beltonbanger�] #13863484 01/27/21 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Beltonbanger�
I can find "skeletal remains" of some. There are still tons of brush piles in Waco.


Thanks Beltonbanger. I'm new to crappie fishing, esp trying to locate them in the winter, and struggling. I'm able to find shad out the wazzu in 20-30 ft of water almost everywhere I go, though. It's like a solid mass of shad for miles in some places but not finding any crappie holding under them, even with my friend's livescope. I only have sidescan/downscan which is really challenging for me after experiencing livescope! Can't seem to find many brush piles or, when I do, no obvious crappie on them.

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I would try the timber outside the creeks this time of year. JS.
Hog creek etc.


Don't believe everything you hear and half of what you see . Living for the Thump !!
Re: Waco crappie condos? [Re: jig master] #13867350 01/30/21 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jig master
I would try the timber outside the creeks this time of year. JS.
Hog creek etc.


Thanks!

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