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  • Have the crappie moved up shallow again yet?

    Posted by tnbassman10 on March 30, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    I know the crappie were starting to move up in the shallows late last week then the cold front hit. How is it going through the weekend and today? Are the crappie up shallow? I’d love to go and catch a mess for myself to eat.

    Thanks.

    ibdally111 replied 8 years, 11 months ago 6 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Brian

    Administrator
    March 31, 2015 at 3:06 am

    I finally caught several today in 2ft-4ft in fall creek. The water temperature was 49 in there on Sunday morning and was 58 today!

    They should be shallow tomorrow.

  • tnbassman10

    Member
    March 31, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Whelp I’m gonna try and get out Wednesday and Thursday morning and try it

  • philip-nichols

    Member
    March 31, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Brian I figured you found some in fall creek. I was sitting at the mouth when you turned in and headed back. I wanted to go back there but haven’t got the nerve yet to run my new boat back there while still figuring out the quirks. I hit a couple of my favorite spots in Jefferson springs and around fate sanders with zero luck. Hopefully when I get off work Wednesday morning they will be on fire.

  • tnbassman10

    Member
    March 31, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I elected to go back to Old Hickory bass fishing this morning instead (I only get to fish from 6AM-8AM before I have to be at work). We caught 3 fish, all keepers on the a-rig. I’m finally figuring it out little by little. I’m waiting for the crappie to catch fire then I’m going to take a 1/2 day and try and catch just enough to eat.

  • ibdally111

    Member
    March 31, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I will be out tomorrow afternoon and hope to post a good report. This time last year we were trolling in 2-6 FOW with many great days. I hope they move up quickly with this nice weather. This weather cycle is killing me…nice the first few days of the week and cruddy on the weekend. Work is so overrated!

    I have had good luck on the fish markers in Fall Creek when I was bobber fishing and casting jigs. I used to hit the fish markers from the ramp to the back and catch a few keepers on each one. Never put up big numbers but I could catch them off those markers all summer long. Brian’s numbers last week on his two trip day were impressive for sure. It may be too skinny for me to troll back there yet. I have tried the wide flat before the ramp at Fall Creek with poor results this year. A few very big keepers but no numbers to speak of. You think it’s deep enough to troll back there past the Fall Creek ramp Brian?

  • tracker-man

    Member
    April 1, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I fished this morning around suggs creek .caught some nice crappie all huge . fishing 7to8 foot about 5foot deep all on minnows most were black .good luck guys

  • dan-carey

    Member
    April 2, 2015 at 2:48 am

    Ibdally,

    I fished fall creek after lunch today. Pretty much same as Brian. Very few keepers. I would think its too shallow to troll that area. Once you round the corner near the ramp where the power line crosses underwater, it gets pretty shallow. 2-4 ft most of the time with the occasional 6ft.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    April 2, 2015 at 3:05 am

    I went back to fall the last 2 days and it has been hit and miss. The crappie are not biting like they were
    It is scary idling back, but I have a good track saved on my gps. Today we caught 15 back there.

  • tnbassman10

    Member
    April 2, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    I guess I’ll be waiting until next week to catch dinner. The bass are still biting fantastically so I’m fine with that.

  • ibdally111

    Member
    April 2, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    We ended up in Stewarts Creek and did pretty good. I posted a report on a different string about April 1st. Thanks for the info guys, I was happy with the results we had in SC. but I sure like to fish Fall Creek. I spent my first spring/summer there when I moved here…I tried to fish it like I would a pond and got to know it pretty well but Brian is right, it’s scary getting back there in low water. I have had two close calls there, once I was stuck on a sand bar in the wind and could not get off. No other boats in sight. Finally got off that bar after pushing out with a oar. Totally exhausted. The second one I almost drown in about 3 feet of water…walked out in the mud to hand pull my boat up on the trailer in skinny water…sunk in the mud almost to my waist. I was lucky enough to be able to grab the side of the boat and pull myself out. Again, totally exhausted. I laugh about it now but to be honest…both incidents scared the stuff out of me.

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