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My take on spring crappie fishing #14347085 04/19/22 04:54 AM
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Everyone always talks about fishing the spring crappie bite, and the bank angler loves it because it’s the time of year theyre accessible from the bank. I myself cant stand it. It’s the ultimate patterning nightmare, there one day gone the next. I prefer the winter bite and the summer/postspawn bite. Easiest times to pattern the fish and the most predictable weather patterns. May/June is probably my favorite time to fish for them. Anyone else ready for the spawn to be over?

Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #14347183 04/19/22 12:43 PM
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Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #14347201 04/19/22 12:55 PM
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Agree.
Post spawn is the best for sure!!

Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #14347231 04/19/22 01:25 PM
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bang ben on the struggle bus,fished sunday 5 hrs at least 2 bites , had my fav spot pretty much to myself. I know why they were not shallow?? didnt hear hardly even carp thrashin round.. Guess the nw wind was to blame. Anyone fish the tourny. Was it tuff??? Goin today bout 9am. If you see a Merc with Lightin bolts come by say hi.

Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #14347260 04/19/22 01:56 PM
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Winter is better
especially when you can actually get a parking
spot at the boat ramps .




Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #14347276 04/19/22 02:10 PM
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I agree postspawn and winter bites are the best. The spawn can be fun but it is mostly a headache trying to stay with them. This year has been much slower for me than normal. Last week I checked a brushpile in 20fow. I was excited to see a few fish were on it. It won't be long and the good fishing will be back.


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Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #14347283 04/19/22 02:20 PM
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I really only fish for them during the spawn so no I do not want it to be over! I do agree it is frustrating when one day is hero day then next day is hmmm! I am addicted to the hunt every year thumb


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Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #14347340 04/19/22 02:58 PM
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Couple weeks ago on Fork we were catching spawning fish in 20ft of water in the base of trees, and spawning fish in 20ft of water laying eggs 5ft down. Crazy time of year but I love it.

Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #14347343 04/19/22 03:04 PM
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I hear you. I no longer beat the bank in the spring with a jig and bobber. The wind at PK makes doing this a miserable experience and I usually fish all day for just a hand full of crappie. I catch far more LM Bass doing that. This time of year, I fish the deep shady docks. I can tie up and I catch a lot more fish.


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Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #14347480 04/19/22 05:23 PM
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I like to let them spawn, then I stick them in the timber from May thru October

Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #14347509 04/19/22 06:02 PM
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I'm with the OP, I'm tired of hunting crappie already. This has been a particularly frustrating year on LBJ with the ups and downs in the weather.


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Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #14347574 04/19/22 07:40 PM
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I hate the spawn. Too inconsistent


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Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #14347741 04/19/22 11:20 PM
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Well it is a fickle time but I had a blast doing it today. Jig and bobber, 7 bass one 24 inches long, 5 crappie only two keepers. 3 hours well spent.

Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #14347820 04/20/22 12:31 AM
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I agree but for different reasons. I just do not like to fish when they are spawning . I don't think it is much of a challenge.

Re: My take on spring crappie fishing [Re: BrazosRiverTom] #14347830 04/20/22 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by BrazosRiverTom
I agree but for different reasons. I just do not like to fish when they are spawning . I don't think it is much of a challenge.

It’s the other way around for me. If i know a lake and it’s post spawn/summer, I can zip right over a brush pile I have marked, drop a buoy, and have a dozen fish in the boat before I have my first snag. In the spawn they’re spread out and a pain to pattern, here one day, gone the next.

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