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Ray Roberts

Posted By: BCBassCat

Ray Roberts - 05/07/20 03:13 AM

Crappies have been on fire. Pink jigs topped with minnows. Almost a single limit.

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Posted By: banker-always fishing

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/07/20 03:16 AM

Nice haul. Good job. thumb
Posted By: megabucks461

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/07/20 11:16 AM

I would agree. I used a Bonehead Tackle Stump Bug in black neon and the boys wore them out on minnows. The Livescope is a blast with kids. We caught a few early on the bride but timber in 20-28 FOW is where we had the most luck. Stayed on the west side yesterday.
Posted By: Lazy Ike

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/07/20 01:00 PM

banana Wtg go that is a nice haul. I need to get up there. Is lake level back to pool???
Posted By: pop r

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/07/20 01:04 PM

Good job. thumb
Posted By: BCBassCat

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/07/20 01:13 PM

Originally Posted by Lazy Ike
banana Wtg go that is a nice haul. I need to get up there. Is lake level back to pool???


thanks! I think it's actually a little low now.
Posted By: Barbers Tree

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/07/20 01:42 PM

Whats the water temp now?
Posted By: BCBassCat

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/07/20 01:47 PM

it was up to as high as 76 in a few areas.
Posted By: Barbers Tree

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/07/20 01:56 PM

Thank you sir
Posted By: Fishin" A Jig

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/07/20 07:45 PM

fish way to go ... nice catch
Posted By: ThaDudeAbides

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/07/20 08:11 PM

good haul!

depth of water and depth they were suspended?
Posted By: BCBassCat

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/07/20 08:15 PM

Most were caught in 15-18 fow, on the bottom. One cove on the west side that had clearer water. The kayakers had our best spot locked down....
Posted By: ARKMAY

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/08/20 03:51 AM

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Yes it has! we a Caught double limit last night !done before midnight
Posted By: BCBassCat

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/08/20 12:00 PM

Any details Arkmay?
Posted By: banker-always fishing

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/08/20 10:02 PM

Originally Posted by ARKMAY
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Yes it has! we a Caught double limit last night !done before midnight






Nice fish. thumb
Posted By: Keystone

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/08/20 10:53 PM

thumb
Posted By: chickenman

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/09/20 01:15 AM

Looking forward to getting back on the water.
Posted By: AGSWON

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/09/20 09:40 PM

The two of us caught 29 keepers today on Ray Bob.
Posted By: JAMES-B.

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/10/20 02:49 AM

Where did you find them?
Posted By: BCBassCat

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/12/20 04:15 PM

Cleaned these from Sunday afternoons trip with my daughter yesterday. The bite was good for about an hour or so then they shut down. Water temp was 67-71.

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Posted By: LUguy08

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/12/20 09:23 PM

I am a newbie to Crappie fishing. I haven not had much luck. I have been on Lewisville and tried all kinds of stuff. I don't mind driving to Roberts, but i just need some confidence and help. Any tips would be helpful.
Posted By: BCBassCat

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/12/20 09:44 PM

Man go launch at pond creek at RR and start fishing a 1/4 oz. pink jig/w a minnow on trees that are in at least 10 feet up to 30 feet deep. Go all the way up to and north of the Lone Oak bridge. You will get bites. Focus on points.
Posted By: LUguy08

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/14/20 06:25 PM

Thanks. I plan on giving I a go this weekend.
Posted By: K_Dean

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/14/20 07:56 PM

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Found a few Tuesday. Would have been tough without livescope. Seemed like I had to be in an area the size of a 5 gallon bucket to get bit
Posted By: BCBassCat

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/14/20 08:29 PM

Nice! Care to share any details K?

We only managed 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 yesterday. They were all big though.
Posted By: K_Dean

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/14/20 09:43 PM

Same pattern as you described....timber and brush from 18-30' on 1/8 oz jig tipped with minnows. Didn't matter if they were alive or dead. Caught 8 on the same one. Cut my last minnow into 3 pieces to scratch out a limit. I tried a jig briefly but no takers.
Posted By: David Welcher

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/15/20 01:05 AM

It's been hit or miss, we caught about 50 on Monday all on white/chartruse jigs, but like you said if it wasn't for Livescope we would have missed em. They were deep but we only had 21 keepers, went back yesterday and caught 6 small ones, but didn't have Livescope. I'm ruined.
Posted By: K_Dean

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/15/20 02:08 AM

I fished with livescope once on my buddy’s boat..... bought it for mine before I went back out. I don’t want to crappie fish without it
Posted By: flee fly

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/16/20 01:18 AM

Great haul guys
Posted By: BCBassCat

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/16/20 01:46 AM

Posted in the OT, got the sheet scared out of us. Happened so fast. Thank God we made it back to the launch. Did manage 17 plus this biggun from 3:45 to all hell breaking loose.

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Posted By: megabucks461

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/16/20 03:17 AM

That is a good one. Glad you made it back safe.
Posted By: LUguy08

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/16/20 03:49 AM

How bad will the rain mess them up for Sunday? I unfortunately don’t have livescope so us poor people have to work a little harder for them haha
Posted By: K_Dean

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/16/20 09:26 AM

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They were hungry yesterday until they storm hit then it got western.
Posted By: Lazy Ike

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/16/20 02:21 PM

Originally Posted by K Johnson
Same pattern as you described....timber and brush from 18-30' on 1/8 oz jig tipped with minnows. Didn't matter if they were alive or dead. Caught 8 on the same one. Cut my last minnow into 3 pieces to scratch out a limit. I tried a jig briefly but no takers.

cheers Question for ya K ,was reading the r. bob reports. So when using minner on a jig. Are you using whole minnow or a part?? Hooking em in the lips? Iam am mostly a jig guy but Whatever it takes . fish Thjanks may get up there on a weekday. Enjoyed the pics. When do we eat LOL.
Posted By: BCBassCat

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/16/20 02:43 PM

I’m lazy and don’t have light gear. I have 17# and 15# fluorocarbon line on my crankbait rods. I tie 1/4 ounce or 3/16 jigs to get down faster. I hook the minnows behind their eyes and go down through the back of the head and turn the hook up past the mouth. Learned that from Cody Tucker (who I highly recommend) I imagine I could do better with lighter setup, but I can wrestle them out of the timber pretty easily.
Posted By: fishin'aholic2

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/16/20 05:47 PM

Originally Posted by LUguy08
How bad will the rain mess them up for Sunday? I unfortunately don’t have livescope so us poor people have to work a little harder for them haha


Shouldn’t hurt them. Hoping the lake floods again for the summer. I know just where they should be.
Posted By: Lazy Ike

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/17/20 04:15 PM

cheers Thanks BC I just need weather to be consistent / less wind. gonna get up there. btw I guess you have a Cat, me 2 old p2. gray w/ mer lighting bolts on merc. Can't miss it
Posted By: K_Dean

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/17/20 04:58 PM

I use the whole Minnow but will fish pieces if I have to. I run the hook through their mouth then out the back bout 1/3 the way down. Don’t care if I kill em
Posted By: BCBassCat

Re: Ray Roberts - 05/17/20 08:11 PM

Water was stained pretty bad where it has been clear. Bite was slow, only caught a few small ones and some catfish.
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