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  • Posted by Brian on February 19, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Today was a great day with one of my longest clients, Jerry the “Hagman!” Fishing for crappie we had a great day catching over 40, including 20 keepers!

    Starting at 7:30am, our first spot was the mouth of Spring Creek. Casting Crappie Magnets(1/16oz. chart jigs heads/”Percy” color pattern) the first 200 yards down the left and right side of the mouth, we caught around 12 with 8 keepers. Water was 49-50 degrees, 1ft clarity and tons of bait! Our next spot was the first flat on the left once you pass the Spring/Fall creek intersection(going up lake). It is also the flat on the left after the three red buoys in the middle of the channel. We had the boat in 12ft-15ft and cast onto the flat in about 4ft. Switching between “Percy” color pattern and “The Therapist”(purple and chart), we caught a bunch of short crappie and keepers all the way up to green channel marker buoy. The key is too reel the Magnet in as slow as you can.

    Our last spot was the next flat up lake on the right. Continuing with the same techniques we caught a couple more dozen shorts and several nice keepers!

    Beautiful day on the lake. The crappie are moving shallow and starting to fill up with eggs!!! If you are interested in using your $25 off coupon this spring to get out with BCGS, now is the time!

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    This weekend I’ll be at the 104.5 The Zone Sports Fest at the Music City Center. Come by and get your discounted trip! Members can use their $25 off and $50 of discount if they buy at the show!

    littlebartlett replied 10 years ago 8 Members · 14 Replies
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  • 5star

    Member
    February 19, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I like the Shirt lol.. 😀 Now that’s a great day on the lake.. I cant wait till the bass are biting like that.

  • creekcrappie

    Member
    February 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Hmm I was out there too. I didn’t see you. It sure is fun to catch crappie that are shallow!

  • Brian

    Administrator
    February 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    We were at the mouth, never went to the back.

  • dakota

    Member
    February 20, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Very nice I’ve heard some great crappie reports the last few days.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    February 20, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Ya, it appears the crappie bubble has popped!!!!

  • philip-nichols

    Member
    February 21, 2014 at 12:22 am

    I’m goin to head out in the morning when I get of work hopefully I can find some crappie back in the river.

  • creekcrappie

    Member
    February 21, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Well I fished the feeder creek/back spring today where they normally bite and I only had one bluegill. For 4 hours. Well at least I can say I haven’t been skunked this year yet, if bluegill counts at least 🙄

  • degaman

    Member
    February 21, 2014 at 2:10 am

    My son and I netted a bunch of creek minnows at Walter Hill Dam and tried fishing them there. No luck. We took the minnows to the back of the spring in Spring Creek and caught a few small largemouth and spots. No crappie or anything else.

    Didn’t want to get the boat out in this wind.

  • creekcrappie

    Member
    February 21, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Degaman, I was just wondering how guys net creek minnows and where they do it at. Did you use a cast net or did you use waders and use a minnow seine? Thanks!

  • degaman

    Member
    February 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    We use throw nets at Walter Hill Dam. The minnows can’t travel any further up river there and congregate. You still have to know where they bunch up, usually in current or eddies next to the shore.

  • crappiemaxx

    Member
    February 21, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Whats the condition of the water on Preist after the storms Thursday night. I’m from Ky. and don’t want to waste a trip. Any comments would be great.

  • degaman

    Member
    February 21, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Well, Stewart Creek is a mess. Muddy with flotsam. A couple of boats that braved going up the creek said the water was gushing and unfishable.

    I came across clearer water around Pool Knobs and the bluffs across from the boat ramp at Bryant Grove. Am thinking most of the water from Hobson Pike Bridge on down to the dam should be clear.

  • creekcrappie

    Member
    February 22, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Yes stewards creek is 2 inches of visibility. I did get one in that mud though.

  • littlebartlett

    Member
    February 22, 2014 at 2:47 am

    I usually catch mine off of the greenway in the boro. I use a 3.5′, 1/4″ mesh cast net. Any small/shallow creek or river with a hard bottom is best, or has been for me. You have to watch out for large rocks on the bottom or you can get your net hung and tear it up. I try to go on sunny days as they are easier to see on the bottom. You could also use minnow traps or seines. I have not had much luck with minnow traps, as they usually get stolen.

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