texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Wishin4Fishin, Seanv1, Gordonthefisherman, huntermn, Jackson Wyatt
116335 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 106,017
hopalong 101,977
Pilothawk 81,599
John175☮ 80,625
Bigbob_FTW 78,323
JDavis7873 67,408
Derek 🐝 67,328
Mark Perry 65,005
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,147,228
Posts15,617,763
Members141,335
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Struggling on Pines #14243098 01/08/22 06:31 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 358
T
tx6158 Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
T
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 358
Been on the water a few hours each of the last few days and haven’t boated many crappie. Watching other boats it seems everyone is having the same problem. A lot of folks are moving around trying to find the fish or a pattern.
The few I have caught thumped it hard.

Re: Struggling on Pines [Re: tx6158] #14247695 01/13/22 12:49 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 228
T
Twistedmidnite Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
T
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 228
I was out there around New years. Fish were on submerged timber across from Johnson creek. 20-28fow

Re: Struggling on Pines [Re: tx6158] #14248012 01/13/22 05:38 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,538
L
leanin post Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
L
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,538
Have never been on the Pines but on alot of lakes when we have these warm days, the shad move shallow and crappie follow. Ive been going thru this mayhem on my lakes too. going to the deeper winter haunts and they are gone..
I would try finding some shallow flats, points, shallow timber , ect and fish like your searching for springtime crappie.
I use a roadrunner in the small size. I change the blades out and put a french style blade on them. the french blade gives a unique pulse.
I use transluscent colors in pink, pearl, purple, lavender, ect.
cast the jig out, let it sink just a couple seconds, then start a steady retrieve, with rod tip high.. fan cast the area and vary retrieve speeds.
if you find they want a very slow presentation, put a bobber on and slow roll it back to the boat, or reel it, and stop it.
when these crappie or on flats feeding, dont expect to find them stacked up on cover or structure. your going to catch a few here, a few there
keep moving and probing. Dont get the idea that the fish HAVE to be deep right now. crappie can be almost anywhere, at any time of year if the oxygen level permits and there is a food source.
does Lake O pines have flocks of gulls or terns that follow the baitfish around? if so they can help u locate the shad and the crappie.
crappie will nail a jig just as agressively now, as any other time of year.
Ive been trying ALOT of different techniques this year and have been trying to read the lake conditions and patterns trying not assuming the fish will be deep all the time.
the fish could be in 35 feet of water one day and 2 feet the next. sometimes they are very easily spooked when feeding in shallow water, so stay back off of them when doing your searching.. the crappie are not the only fish searching the shallows for shad, and arent going to stay in one area too long with big catfish and largemouth roaming around the flats.
I have read that in winter alot of crappie stack up near the dam on pines.. the shad probably dont go too far from the dam, maybe look for shallow coves and shallow points near the dam.
I am not an expert on winter crappie fishing but Im learning .


COMING SOON! .. THE STICKLE HOOK " the stay level sickle hook". sits level in the water with all knots.! Provides better hook sets and more natural jigging motion. No more adjusting the knot, gluing , or tying loop knots that cause the hook point to tangle in the loop, or worse knick the line.. The jighook that will make all others obsolete !
Re: Struggling on Pines [Re: tx6158] #14248024 01/13/22 05:47 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,538
L
leanin post Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
L
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,538
if all else fails play you some old country music while your out there

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1_pfC-q7T0 fish rock


COMING SOON! .. THE STICKLE HOOK " the stay level sickle hook". sits level in the water with all knots.! Provides better hook sets and more natural jigging motion. No more adjusting the knot, gluing , or tying loop knots that cause the hook point to tangle in the loop, or worse knick the line.. The jighook that will make all others obsolete !
Re: Struggling on Pines [Re: tx6158] #14248136 01/13/22 07:42 PM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 8,535
B
bloo_rainger Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
B
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 8,535
Originally Posted by tx6158
Been on the water a few hours each of the last few days and haven’t boated many crappie. Watching other boats it seems everyone is having the same problem. A lot of folks are moving around trying to find the fish or a pattern.
The few I have caught thumped it hard.


this reads like a posting before Livescope…….

roflmao

Re: Struggling on Pines [Re: Twistedmidnite] #14248344 01/13/22 10:13 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,810
S
Slewfoot Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
S
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,810
Originally Posted by Twistedmidnite
I was out there around New years. Fish were on submerged timber across from Johnson creek. 20-28fow


Thats where I caught them but it's been a week or so since I've been over there.

Re: Struggling on Pines [Re: tx6158] #14249436 01/14/22 11:57 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,864
D
DJB Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,864
I don't know how fishing pressure affects crappie but LoP gets hammered this time of year.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3