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  • Posted by Brian on April 17, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Today was a good day on the lake chasing the crappie.

    I started the day around Pooles Knob boat ramp fishing brushpiles in 8ft-14ft. We quickly boated a few short crappie and quality keepers before the storm set in. We were tight lining minnows and Crappie Magnets(Sno Snuff) with 1/16oz white crappie magnets jig heads.

    When we came back out an hour later we caught a few short and keeper crappie in 5ft off the bank in the little cove across from Fate Sanders.

    Next we moved behind the first cut through on brushpiles in 12ft-14ft….there we got several more keepers.

    We moved to Jones Mill Cove and caught 2 more keepers on stumps in the back in 6ft. Here we put a float on and cast away from the boat.

    Our forth stop was at Mouse Tail Island. Fishing brushpiles on the north bank off the sandy point in 12ft-16ft we caught 6 more keepers and many short crappie.

    Fifth spot the La Vergne pump house cut through. There we fished in 20ft on BP and caught 2 keepers.

    Out last spot was back at Jones Mill Cove. I switched to a black/chart magnet while we fished the giant brushpiles I put out 8 years ago off the Jones Mill boat ramp in 14ft. We caught 16 crappie in 10 minutes without 1 keeper! lol

    All and all we had a fun, active day. We caught around 20 keepers and enjoyed the tight line bite for the first time in a while.

    tnbassman10 replied 9 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • brian-graves

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    April 17, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Good report Brian. I got on the water at 7 and caught one keeper before the storm came through. Went back to the ramp and tied off and sat in the truck while it passes through. I went back out at around 8:30 and fished until 2:30. I fished the same 100 yard stretch next to the pools knob campground near one of your coordinates. There’s tons of structure there in 14 FOW. I never left. I fished solo and ended up with 17 keepers and ran out of minnows (7 dz). Caught tons of shorts but some NICE keepers. I also caught a lot of fish on a double jig rig with the pearl white crappie magnets with the black flake. Think it’s called Percy.

    I bet I caught over 60 crappie in total. Great day by my standards. I was fishing 5-8 feet deep on 12-15 FOW.

  • jboy

    Member
    April 17, 2015 at 2:51 am

    Is the Spawn over??? you guys have already went deep to tight line….

  • tnbassman10

    Member
    April 17, 2015 at 2:42 pm
    quote jboy:

    Is the Spawn over??? you guys have already went deep to tight line….

    Idk if it ever happened lol. I’m done crappie fishing now but Saturday I caught 30 w/ 14 keepers and only 1 had mature eggs in them. Most of them had the very early egg stages. I caught my fish in about 8ft of water.

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