May 26 Crappie
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.
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