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    Posted by Brian on November 9, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Today I fished from 7:30am – 1:30pm. We started in Fall Creek fishing brushpiles and stumps in 6ft-8ft. Our lure of choice was minnows on slip floats. After 30 minutes and not one nibble, we chalked that pattern up.

    I moved out into the main channel(still up lake) and fished a couple of my favorit bushpiles in 14ft-18ft. 1 keeper and 1 short fish in 30 minutes!

    I told my client we needed to make a serious change. We bundled up for the cold ride and headed down lake near Four Corners. We started at BCGS brushpile coordinate #5. The trees there were in 18ft-20ft, right on the channel. Tight lining minnows and Crappie Magnets(Pearl and Yellow/Chartreuse on 1/8oz jigs) we caught several, including 6 keepers! The next 4 hours we stayed mid lake fishing brush in 15ft-22ft with success at most stops.

    Some of our other successful trees came across from Byrants Grove Cove near the cypress tree in the middle of the lake. All of the brushpiles we fished today were right on the channel drop or on humps. In total we caught 40, including 21 keepers!

    Deep is the name of the game right now.

    Brian

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  • creekcrappie

    Member
    November 9, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Well our crappie day sounded like your first stop. Fished 4-12 foot in brushpiles. Didn’t even get a hit. For 3 hours. Then we bass fished. Fished jones mill cove in and around all the stumps in 4-1 fow. Caught 2 on a kvd 2.5. When will the crappie get shollower and bite better?

  • Brian

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    November 9, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I hate to say it, but I will probably not fish shallow until spring. The water temperature dropped from the 70’s-upper 50’s so quickly I think they just skipped the shallow return. Stinks…..I love watching that float slowly fade beneath the surface. Brian

  • philip-nichols

    Member
    November 9, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Same here I put in at Jefferson springs at 8 and fished from the east/west fork split all the way to fall and spring creek. We fished brush and stumps from 4ft to 16ft deep not one bite all day! Caught a couple blue gill that tried to choke to death on a jig. Around 1 we gave up on crappie and found a huge ball of bait against the bank between Jefferson ramp and Smyrna pump house that the bass were busting on top. We threw spinner baits, flukes, square bills, and spoons with no hits. Finally my father in law who was my fishing buddy for the day tied on his favorite old crawfish colored wee r and started tearing their tails up!!

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    November 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for the Crappie report Brian

    Minners–Minners, no minners in my boat. Woops, maybe I better buy some. Usually catch all I want without minners via the tight line with garlic soaked jigs. So far a very strange Fall bite for me.

    I enjoy the chat room.

    Slabber Mike

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