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Fork pointers #14069748 07/22/21 10:49 AM
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So I’ve never targeted crappie before, and am ignorant to how to find em. A good friend is coming into town and he’s wanting to catch a mess of crappie for a fish fry.

I’ll be taking him out on Lake Fork this Saturday night. Planning on minnows under a bobber. If anyone could share some tips or pointers, it’d be greatly appreciated! Not looking for your brushpiles or honeyholes, just want to eat a few.

Thanks!

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Re: Fork pointers [Re: Roper] #14069883 07/22/21 01:53 PM
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Daytime I would say fish mainlake timber in 18-28' deep with jigs tipped with minnows 10-16' down but I'm no help at night for crappie fishing I'm scared of the dark. scared

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Originally Posted by Slewfoot
but I'm no help at night for crappie fishing I'm scared of the dark. scared


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I fish at night all the time but NEVER at Fork. Big gators and way too many mosquitoes.

If you have never fished crappie before you should try the bridges. They always have some crappie on them.


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i would try the 515 bridge on the west arm. moon is pretty bright right now so nighttime could be great.

i wouldn't bother with a bobber at night. you need a tight line and soft touch to feel some of these bites. ditch the bobber and go straight minnows or really small jigs (1/16th etc.)


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Re: Fork pointers [Re: Roper] #14072639 07/25/21 04:33 AM
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Been night fishing on Fork since 1987.The 2946 bridge and 17 bridge at Big Mustang have always been good at night.I only use jigs but minnows work well at night also.Bite has changed since Sand Bass showed up in Fork so be ready to catch a bunch of them while crappie fishing at night.

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