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Lance34

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  1. Lance34

    Slab Sunday

    Got hall pass after church Sunday.... WT 65-68 dingy/mud mix and look like a slalom skier running up... Trash scattered... End with 10 before daddy duties called... Too many shorts to count 16 FOW 6-7 feet down rigging straight meat All the fish I’m cleaning most of their eggs look this the past two weeks.... Brown... Think they are transitioning to the main channel now... God Bless and Good fishing Lance
  2. Got started about 10:30ish yesterday and after last weeks gale force winds I’ll take 5-10mph winds any day 🤣 Water temp went from 65-70 by the time I pulled out. Clarity was dingy in the area I first started at. Caught 5 really quick and thought okay gonna get em quick today.... Then took any hour to catch 3 more 😬... Was rigging in 16 fow about 6 feet down along pea gravel banks... About 12:30 I pulled out and made a move. Water clarity was much clearer... Probably the clearest I seen it since getting back on Beaver Lake.... Got in about 12-13 fow and best bite seemed to be 7 feet down. Boy was it a frustrating bite. A lot of bites they would just come up and lift up on the rod tip... Hard to pierce a nose that way... Went through several shorts. About 3 shorts to every keeper. But at least the bite was better... Ended with a limit of females about 2:45. Then culled the 3 squeakers I had and pulled up at 3:30. All the females belly’s didn’t look bloated like previous trips but look more post spawn... Didn’t realize it until I got home and clean the first fish... Most of everyone of them are reabsorbing their eggs... They looked pale like a brownish color... Low water year I guess and not having favorable conditions. These fish will won’t be there in a few days... Gonna be lull time before they start eating aggressively Good fishing and God bless Lance
  3. Yes... That’s all I do... haven’t single pole in over 4 years probably 😬
  4. Generally would of stayed home but full moon and spawning crappie... Just couldn’t set at home... 12 fow, 6ft down... 60 degree WT... Mud
  5. 14 ladies and one player 🤣 Rigging along pea gravel banks for suspended staging females in 16 fow, 6-8 feet down. WT 58 degrees and a pea green water clarity. Steady bite the whole trip. God bless and good fishing... Lance
  6. That’s a big ol male black crappie... That thing probably pushed 1.7 to 2 pounds. Nice! They probably pushed out a little depending on where you’re at because of the drop in temp... Yesterday pattern for me was the same as last Friday... Catching suspended females in 16 fow... They not gonna leave the area yet. They either gonna go up or down in the water column
  7. Lance34

    They staging

    Big dance is starting... 15 ladies...
  8. Been fishing with a friend from back home in my boat or him and his dad in their’s. They both recently moved into the area. Last Friday my friend and I jumped in my boat. Fished in gale force winds and put 27 in the boat... Bet we didn’t cover a 30 yard rise/hump. That wind just pushed us all over it. Fish were high in the column 4-6 feet down in 13-15 fow. WT temp then was 50-51 in brown water. This weekend had Friday off and the boss is out of town with the girls! Had the whole day. The bite was slow to steady. My friend and his dad in their boat and I running solo. We put a pattern together and all caught our limit. It was steady bite at 8 to 10 feet down over 12 feet of water. Clarity was dingy and WT started at 54 and got to 57 Yesterday got started early before the rain and before the girls got home. Fished deep for a little bit but really wanted to go shallow yesterday. Just to see what was there. Got in about 7-8 fow and about 6 feet down. Picked off 10 before the rain and needing to get home. WT 54 Just enjoy rigging shallow. It’s that slow movement and having to be stealthy. Usually do it year around but with higher water than normal this year I’ve stayed over deeper water. This week ought to get them on the move God bless and good fishing
  9. Been fishing with a friend from back home in my boat or him and his dad in their’s. They both recently moved into the area. Last Friday my friend and I jumped in my boat. Fished in gale force winds and put 27 in the boat... Bet we didn’t cover a 30 yard rise/hump. That wind just pushed us all over it. Fish were high in the column 4-6 feet down in 13-15 fow. WT temp then was 50-51 in brown water. This weekend had Friday off and the boss is out of town with the girls! Had the whole day. The bite was slow to steady. My friend and his dad in their boat and I running solo. We put a pattern together and all caught our limit. It was steady bite at 8 to 10 feet down over 12 feet of water. Clarity was dingy and WT started at 54 and got to 57 Yesterday got started early before the rain and before the girls got home. Fished deep for a little bit but really wanted to go shallow yesterday. Just to see what was there. Got in about 7-8 fow and about 6 feet down. Picked off 10 before the rain and needing to get home. WT 54 Just enjoy rigging shallow. It’s that slow movement and having to be stealthy. Usually do it year around but with higher water than normal this year I’ve stayed over deeper water. This week ought to get them on the move God bless and good fishing This post has been promoted to an article
  10. @Johnsfolly good deal👍🏻
  11. Was it a tough bite Friday... Had a hunch after all those really cold days they wasn’t going to be that active. Earlier in the week I heard WT temps dropped to 38 degrees... By Friday it was 43... Clarity a little stained... Pulling water as well 🙄 Took an old coworker along... As always started the spread with various depths.... We caught some deep close to the bottom but the most consistent bite for us seemed to be middle of the road... 8-9 feet down in 13-15 fow Like I said the bite was slow to nonexistent but we put our heads down stuck to what was working for us the most consistent and put 15 keepers in the box... Ready to start seeing the sunshine.... Maybe one of these days... God Bless and good fishing... Lance
  12. Started around 11 Friday... WT was 46 and still that green stain look... Bite was steady at times and then it was dead for periods... Best working depth seemed to be 8 feet down from 11-15 feet of water... Minnows Caught 30 keepers and a few toss backs in the mix... Used all 5 dozen minnows and switch some to jigs but no luck 14.5”, paper thin and sickly looking... I’ve caught several 14-16 inch crappie the past half year looking like this... Are they just old? Be nice to have a little sunshine at some point so March Madness will get here God Bless and good fishing... Lance
  13. Don’t mean to fill up the forum with crappie reports again... Just enjoy this page and again it’s helped me when starting out fishing this 31,700 acre puzzle... Lots of good info buried throughout the years here... I like too as well use it as a journal for myself to go back on... Okay... WT 44, 1123 lake level, and kind of that greenish stain color again... Maybe call it dingy🤷🏼‍♂️🤣 Whatever it is... It makes you have to guess the depth from pervious trips of brown water.... Have to start out with putting rods at various depths until I figure the pattern. Go deep, go shallow, and go middle of the road... With a double minnow rig you got two feet depth ranges to help dial it in... Just need to catch a couple. When you do, stop and ask what just happened... What was the speed, depth of water, depth of rigs, and most important to me personally what kind of lake contour/bottom structure are they relating to... Humps, channel, flat, edges? Then also what way is the wind blowing and direction am I going with that wind... The bite started off fast... Had like 11 in no time. I don’t know if it was because the wind laid some, it started misting rain or their tummies just got full... But them last four you had to work for🤣 Best depth was 8 feet down over 16-14 fow. Fished for 4 hours 11:30ish to 3:30... Culled a few 10.5” fish for a little more meat.... There’s a ton of good eating 11-12 inch fish this year... These high water years are paying off... God Bless and good fishing... Lance
  14. @BilletHead We fried it up last Friday .... Gonna have to learn to catch them with purpose🤣.... It was really good
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