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  • Posted by Brian on May 12, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    The last few days I’ve been trying to crappie fish! The bite has been extremely tough as I’m not sure if the lake is turning over or because we’re in this post spawn transition……. although I’ve been catching deep fish still with eggs.

    I have fished 75 brush piles in the past two days for a total of 20-something keepers. I’ve been focusing on brushpiles from Fate Sanders to Four Corners in 10 to 16 feet of water with chartreuse Crappie Magnet jigs and green with blue flake Crappie Magnets. We have also been tightlining minnows 2 to 3 feet off the bottom. There has been no dominant area over another. You’ll get no bites or get one bite and nothing after.

    The next few weeks the crappie should be changing soon and really turning on.

    I’ve also been doing a little bass fishing. Jones Mill Point is starting to hold some schoolers in 8 to 15 feet of water, Stewarts Creek Point directly across from the boat ramp in 8 to 15 feet of water is holding some schools as well. I caught a few on the Alabama Rig the other day in 12 ft.

    Also, the bridge is starting to hold bass! They’ve been holding in 5 to 15 feet of water around tons of bait in the shade. We’ve been catching some on Alabama Rigs and chatterbaits. This usually does not start until the water is 80 degrees, but this year’s been weird nonetheless.

    jasonmb replied 6 years ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • jasonmb

    May 14, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Im attempting to spider rig from my Nucanoe Kayak this week. I purchased some rods and rod holder. I have a bow mount motorguide Xi3 i use. My goal for the first trip out is to see if I can get 4 lines out without making a mess. Second goal catch a crappie! Should be fun and a learning experience.

    Can you recommend any place that may be “beginner” friendly in terms of consistent depth and possibility of some fish? Going to use live minnows.

  • Brian

    May 15, 2018 at 3:25 am

    Mouth stewarts creek is a good area

  • bnatn60

    May 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm


    Are you using a trolling motor with your NuCanoe? I have one also. Would love to compare tactics.

  • jasonmb

    May 16, 2018 at 11:15 pm
    quote bnatn60:


    Are you using a trolling motor with your NuCanoe? I have one also. Would love to compare tactics.

    Yes i have a Xi3 Motorguide on the front.

    Not sure i have any tactics at this point lol.. think goal is try and not tangle lines up!

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