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  • Posted by Brian on November 16, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    My last trip was Friday. My clients and I had an AWESOME day fishing for crappie and a pretty good hour of bass fishing.

    We started in Fall Creek Creek casting shad color shad raps and 1/4oz shaky heads with watermelon/red flake Rage Craws to the rock bends in the channel. The water was very clear with 2ft visibility at 49 degrees! I kept the boat in 8ft and we would cast directly to the bank. In just one hour we caught 5 or 6 all on the shad rap except 1. The fish were around 12″-14″.

    After an hour my clients wanted to try and catch some crappie for a fish fry. I motored out of Fall Creek and passed Spring Creek to some brushpiles on the main channel. After scanning a few with my Lowrance Structure Scan and finding no crappie I decided to head up lake to the next green buoy above Fall Creek and look at a flat with wood on the drop-off. There was a lot of bait in the channel so it looked promising. We dropped some minnows and let them sit 2ft-3ft off the bottom(never had many keepers on them). Then we cast 1/8oz Red Double Cross Crappie Magnet Jigs with green/chart and yellow/chart Crappie Magnets. We sat in 15ft and cast into 7ft retrieving slowly(as slow as we could go)….GULP, GULP, GULP!!! The next 3 hours we caught over 30, including 24 keepers! The key was getting the magnet near the drop-off at the slowest speed possible. We never moved and we only measured a few of the keepers, most were quality keepers!

    Awesome time!

    krogers79 replied 9 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • blockel

    Member
    November 17, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Sounds like a good ‘ol time!

    Brian, last winter it seemed like a lot of reports came from Spring Creek, when will it start heating up? Pun intended. 😀

  • Brian

    Administrator
    November 17, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Once the water gets down 4-5ft (it’s going back up today) and we get a little rain….. the warmer water that comes from the spring will turn in on back there.

  • krogers79

    Member
    November 17, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I fished the Sunday tournament yesterday in some of most brutal conditions I have ever or will ever fish in. We managed to boat two keepers for the win, but looking back on it, the risk was not worth the reward. Our fish came in 2-9 ft of water on the Rig and on Zoom trick worms rigged on shakey heads.

  • blockel

    Member
    November 18, 2014 at 7:10 pm
    quote Krogers79:

    I fished the Sunday tournament yesterday in some of most brutal conditions I have ever or will ever fish in. We managed to boat two keepers for the win, but looking back on it, the risk was not worth the reward. Our fish came in 2-9 ft of water on the Rig and on Zoom trick worms rigged on shakey heads.

    How many people participated?

    Regardless, kudos for braving those conditions and congrats on the ‘W’, Krogers.

  • blockel

    Member
    November 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm
    quote Brian Carper:

    Once the water gets down 4-5ft (it’s going back up today) and we get a little rain….. the warmer water that comes from the spring will turn in on back there.

    Good to know, Brian.

  • krogers79

    Member
    November 18, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    I think there were 5 boats.

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