Oct 27 – Crappie
Today I fished from 8am-2pm out of Cedar Creek. Fishing with one of my main clients the “Hagman,” we caught around 12 crappie, including several giants.
We started in Cedar Creek on the bluff wall across the channel from Cedar Creek Marina. There was bait everywhere! I scanned around the end of the bluff wall at the transition and found several different medium size brushpiles(14ft). We lowered our minnows and I also fished with a Crappie Magnet(chart/clear) on a 1/8oz CM jig. The first 20 minutes we caught several bluegills and one catfish.
We idled down the bluff stopping at different brushpiles(mostly in 16ft-18ft) we scanned only catching a few little fish here and there.
Next we motored up lake into Station Creek. We stopped on the long point at the spit of the creek(there is a duck blind on this point). We pulled up to a brushpile(15ft) had saved on my GPS and started fishing. After catching a few short fish we went back to back to back with 14″ white crappie! Two of the keepers were caught on minnows and one on a chart/clear magnet. After sitting on the same tree for a while with only a few more shorts we started bouncing around.
We fished a few trees in front of the Fairview Plantation houses and across the channel on the bluff wall. Most of these trees produced tons of bluegills with an occasional crappie bite. We stayed in deeper water from 14ft-20ft.
We motored down lake near the mouth of Cages Bend. Fishing next to the green channel buoy at the mouth we caught a couple more short crappie.
Our last spot was the big point on the left going into Lone Branch boat ramp. Right on the channel drop in 16ft we found several new big trees! Each tree we caught some crappie, but none had any size.
All and all a fun day on the lake. We got a lot of bites and caught some nice keepers! The best part of the day was that we found around 10 new giant brushpiles. They might have not been full of crappie today, but they will be soon!
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