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  • Posted by Brian on March 12, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Yesterday I fished with a father and his two young boys. Fishing for crappie we had an awesome day with over forty crappie, including 25 keepers! We also caught 2 nice hybrids on our small crappie rods!

    We started and finished in the popular Stewart Creek. The water temperature was between 53-58 from 8am-1pm. We started at the mouth(near the crappie pvc poles) of the creek staying in 6ft-12ft while we trolling 6 rods of the back of the boat. We had some of our lines on floats with a 4ft-8ft leader and others with no floats, trolling at 1rpm. Crappie Magnets were a producer for us on 1/16oz and 1/32oz crappie jig heads. The most productive colors were darker colors like purple/chart and black/chart.
    After we fished the mouth we trolled towards the back, staying in the same depth. There were probably 15 boats in that area. We trolled through the other boats while catching fish! It was an active, fun day on the water…..spring crappie fishing is here!

    As the next few weeks continue the crappie will begin to turn on in all the creeks. Right now Stewart Creek is the warmest and appears to be the most productive, but do not be afraid to try Spring and Fall soon.

    *****If you would like to purchase the lures used on this trip, check out Brian’s Tackle Shop here: http://briancarper.com/store/index.php? *****

    Brian replied 9 years, 11 months ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • blockel

    Member
    March 12, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Sounds like a heck of a day! Keep the crappie updates coming, my Dad is coming down next weekend and wanting to get into some slabs!

  • creekcrappie

    Member
    March 12, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    I waded stewards creek yesterday and I caught 3 keepers and around 40 yellows. I also caught a hybrid and it made a 50 yard run before I got it in. I wish this front didn’t move thru and mess things up.

  • frisky97

    Member
    March 13, 2014 at 12:09 am

    My son and I also fished Stewart Creek. We started near the back of the creek starting on the flat by the picnic area across from the twra fish attractors and slow trolled across the creek bed to the PVC on the other side, caught 17 in about 1hour. 4 keepers, most were in the 9-9 1/2inch range all in about 6-8″ water temp in the 56 degree area. Next 3 hours we drifted and slow-trolled the creek channel 6′ – 8′ back toward boat ramp caught 14 more with 8 keepers. kept two rods out with black/pink and black/chartreuse crappie magnets. Casting red/chartreuse and pink crappie magnets.
    Saw creekcrappie out to his waist slaying those yellow bass. Look like he was having a ball.

  • jgintennessee

    Member
    March 13, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Brian, What lingth are your crappie poles,and what lb.test line,how many feet of line do you let out? Sounds like you had a ball. Thanks Johnny F.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    March 13, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I use 8ft,10ft, and 12ft poles off each side of my boat with 6lb line. I usually let line out about 20-25ft with 1/32oz jigs. I troll around .6 – 1mph.

  • philip-nichols

    Member
    March 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Brian I fished fall creek Tuesday water temp was 56-58 but crystal clear from the boat ramp to the 840 bridge caught NOTHING using jigs and minnows. Had some friends catch 12 giant crappie at the mouth in 12 ft of water by the point that splits fall creek and Jefferson springs. Gould be a matter of time before try move shallower on that end.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    March 15, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Yea, it just needs to get in the mid-upper 50’s and then stay there for several days. The last few short cold snaps are keeping them from really moving in. I fished back there today….nothing also:(

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