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Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. #9350175 09/27/13 12:36 AM
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Lake Waco Thursday morning September 26th with nephew David Holman. On our first brush pile at 7:45 and immediately 2 nice crappie (ones in the picture) in the boat. Another 10 minutes, 3 more nice ones in the boat, then the dinks started biting so finally we moved to another brush pile. Bingo, 3 nice ones in the boat before the wind changed from east southeast to west southwest and breezy. After the wind change no more keepers and very few throwbacks. Checked several more brush piles with only a throwback here and one there. The wind continued to get higher so we headed to the ramp at 11 with only 8 crappie in the ice chest. The bp where we caught the keepers were in 14 and 16 feet of water. The keepers were caught on a red body white tail jig and pink chartreuse feather jig. Tried several other colors with zero results.



Re: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: Doyle Holman] #9350496 09/27/13 02:03 AM
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Nice Fish and a good report. Thanks for sharing. thumb


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Re: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: Doyle Holman] #9350701 09/27/13 03:19 AM
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That's what is strange & it's happened to me & a few others I know here and on Sandlin. Light east or SE wind - great bite, shift to the west and on NW - NADA
I've always heard "Wind out the east, fish bite the least; wind out of the west, fish bite the best" hmmm
Guess nobody told these NE Texas Crappie bang
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Thanks for reafirming what I have been pondering about.
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Re: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: Doyle Holman] #9351676 09/27/13 03:56 PM
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ive never done well on a west wind, gimme south and SE all day. This time of year the wind will go a lot of times. NES . when the front comes in its out of the north, fishing tough, it will gradually shift out of the east, then back to south, . Sometimes a short period of west wind.
You can tell when the front is over just by paying attention to the wind, when it starts coming out of the east, from north, its usually done. Till the next one. enjoy the south wind for a while, then here comes old mr north again, fishing tougher. That playing the fronts. frequent wind shifts seem to always put a damper on the fishing. or no wind.


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Re: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: Doyle Holman] #9351723 09/27/13 04:10 PM
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heres something else to consider, I think most crappie fisherman would be in agreement that most times crappie are found on the downwind side of the brushpile. The downwind side is primarily the north side, since the wind primarily blows out of the south,85 percent of the time. . So what happens when you fish a different wind other than a south wind? Your boat position must change. So the boat position, and angle that you are fishing the pile from may have a lot to do with why we catch or don't catch.


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: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: banker-always fishing] #9351735 09/27/13 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
Nice Fish and a good report. Thanks for sharing. thumb

Re: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: Doyle Holman] #9352325 09/27/13 08:04 PM
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Doyle: Take a break, regroup & go back to NM.


Crappie fishing... what else is there ??

Re: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: Doyle Holman] #9352641 09/27/13 10:25 PM
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Did you guys fish on the east side by the BIG house near the old damn?


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Re: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: Doyle Holman] #9352651 09/27/13 10:26 PM
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lots of garfish hanging on the east side lately.


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: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: leanin post] #9352997 09/28/13 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted By: leanin post
heres something else to consider, I think most crappie fisherman would be in agreement that most times crappie are found on the downwind side of the brushpile. The downwind side is primarily the north side, since the wind primarily blows out of the south,85 percent of the time. . So what happens when you fish a different wind other than a south wind? Your boat position must change. So the boat position, and angle that you are fishing the pile from may have a lot to do with why we catch or don't catch.


Good point.

Re: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: ezgoing] #9353349 09/28/13 03:52 AM
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heres something else to consider, I think most crappie fisherman would be in agreement that most times crappie are found on the downwind side of the brushpile. The downwind side is primarily the north side, since the wind primarily blows out of the south,85 percent of the time. . So what happens when you fish a different wind other than a south wind? Your boat position must change. So the boat position, and angle that you are fishing the pile from may have a lot to do with why we catch or don't catch.


Good point.


I realized this a while back while fishing a north wind. I started fishing the upwind side of the pile which was awkward an d started catching fish, so the rest of the day, I fished the upwind side, and repeated the pattern.,. So when the wind is out of the North, maybe try bringing your long rod, and dip into the side of the pile that is normally downwind of a south blow. I don't think the fish constantly move around the piles to get downwind. I think they sit on the side that's usually downwind, (north). In other words always try to fish the north side of a pile first. If the wind is out of the west, don't just fish the east edge of the pile, fish the north side too.
When the wind shifts direction, the fish may not have shut down, the wind may have put your boat position at a disadvantage relative to whaere the crappie are holding.


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: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: Doyle Holman] #9353363 09/28/13 04:02 AM
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Nice fish!

Re: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: Doyle Holman] #9355644 09/29/13 02:59 AM
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nice crappie....

Re: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: Keith Speer] #9357760 09/30/13 01:04 AM
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Doyle: Take a break, regroup & go back to NM.


Well Keith I took your advice and didnt fish Friday, Saturday and Sunday but we will be on Navarro Mills come Monday morning.

Re: Lake Waco Thursday Sept.26th From 31 on Tuesday to 8 today, you never know what to expect when you go crappie fishing. [Re: Doyle Holman] #9357780 09/30/13 01:11 AM
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