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  • May 26 Crappie

    Posted by Brian on May 26, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    The last couple days the crappie have been less active.

    Last week the crappie were on fire in 10ft-18ft in brushpiles. One day we had 54 keepers fishing between Bryants Grove and Hobson Pike. Both tight-lining live minnows and Crappie Magnets were producing in every brushpile we fished. The best color by far was chartreuse with 1/8oz black Crappie Magnet Double Cross Jig.

    The last two days brushpiles in the same depth, in the same area of the lake, have only produced 0-2 crappie per tree. I’m not sure why that is, but hoping it changes by tomorrow. I was surprised this morning when we fished the PVC stakebed on the long point in front of Long Hunter Cove. We caught several keepers in only 8ft of water! Tomorrow I will be trying more trees in the shallow water 8ft-10ft.

    There is a ton of brush around the Youth Inc dock and the second cut through in 10ft-14ft that have a lot of potential in these depth.

    The water temperature was 78 today. With the hot temperatures moving in this week this should bring the water temperature into the 80’s. As the water heats up the crappie will start concentrating into 12ft-20ft brushpiles.

    Brian replied 10 years ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Dakota

    May 27, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Brian where’s the youth Inc dock that you’re referring to?

  • Brian

    May 27, 2014 at 2:27 am

    As soon as you go through the second cut through(coming from Fate Sanders), it will be on your left about 200 yards. That entire bank from the cut through to the Youth Inc dock has a lot of brushpiles in 12ft-14ft!

  • brian-graves

    May 28, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Brian, I fished Saturday and Sunday night for crappie. I typically do fairly well under the lights for crappie in the summer. I did decent this weekend, but one thing I noticed was that the fish were scattered, water temps were 78, and that it appeared the thermocline was very shallow (around 10-12 feet).

    I’m still learning about the thermocline, my electronics (Lowrance HDS 7) and how to use them. I wonder if the fact you found fish shallow was due to the thermocline starting to move down. That may have brought the fish up, until the thermocline drops a bit more as the water temps rise.


  • larry8

    May 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Any updates on Crappie? I am planning on trying to get into some in the day or two.

  • Brian

    May 30, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Brian, I have found the same thing. With the thermocline all the crappie are in the tops of the brushpiles.

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