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  • Where’s the crappie?

    Posted by brian-graves on July 22, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    For about 6 weeks from mid May through June I could find crappie schooled up with my electronics and we tore them up. But starting after that big rain 2-3 weeks ago through this past weekend I’ve not found any large congregation of crappie. I’m just finding a few here and there. Which lead me to do tons of scouting for the numbers I had been seeing. I primarliy fish from Bryants Grove to Hobson Pike bridge in the summer months. I combed a lot of that area with my electronics. I also went down the lake checking lots of spots from Hobson Pike Bridge to bear island scouting for several hours one night and fished a few spots, nada. I declared the lower end a wasteland and vowed not to go back until I can actually find a substantial amount brush. I only found a pile here and there with very little to no fish on it. I guess most people down the lake just pleasure ride and/bass fish.

    So that leads me to some questions. I noticed the surface water temp was around 88-90 degrees everywhere I fished. Is the water temps a little cooler up lake where they may be some current and/or rain run off? Do the crappie move back up lake during the heat of the summer? Or are they just scattered? I thought they school up during the summer, which with good electronics they are ripe for the picking.

    I’d like to know you guys thoughts. Brian, are you catching any large numbers of crappie?

    Brian replied 8 years, 10 months ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • Brian

    July 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    When there come out of the post spawn they are active…hence June being on FIRE. I believe they are in a normal routine now which appears to be scattered. Yesterday I fished 15-18 trees around Four Corners to Hong Kong Island and caught around 60 with 30 keepers. Live minnows and Crappie Magnets(blk/chart and percy) in brushpiles in 12ft-20ft.

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