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  1. Lance34

    Riding them waves

    Yes, a 2oz double rig I tie up
  2. Lance34

    Riding them waves

    Yes, that’s what it appeared to me to be at 17-18 give or take. Better bite was at 15-16 feet down.
  3. Lance34

    Riding them waves

    Sorry for the late report. My little girls summer activities are keeping us going on the weekends. Got started close to noon Friday. WT was 82-83, pretty clearer water than I what’ve been fishing Tried new water this trip that haven’t fished in over a year. Got set up and took about 45 minutes until I got bit. And then another and then another. So figured that was the pattern for the day. Kept that boat in 25-30 fow 12-15 feet down. Rigging silver bullets between .8-1.2 mph Steady bite all day feeling that thump with them eyeballs!! God Bless
  4. Lance34

    Grind it out

    Got started about mid day Friday rigging double minnow rigs. WT was 87-88. Thermocline looked to be 15-16 feet in 20 plus feet water.... Minnows would get stiff if put 15 feet down... I can see on my graph but, I’ll drop a minnow down for a couple minutes to be sure that’s what I’m seeing.... Last Sunday the area I was at if I would put them below 10 feet they would get stiff.... Does a heavy algae bloom also make it set up that thick? Also does it make it difficult fishing Wasn’t catching anything in the depth I been in the past several trips 18-25 fow 12-14 down. So went to shallower water 12-14 fow and there they were just hanging out with my bait down 10-12 feet. Grind threw a zillion shorts and was able to roll out with 10. Pics below. That one belly shot is like a 7 inch crappie. Looked like it swallowed a golf ball. Looked like a midget Dardanelle fish🤣🤣 God Bless
  5. Lance34

    Grind it out

    Got started about mid day Friday rigging double minnow rigs. WT was 87-88. Thermocline looked to be 15-16 feet in 20 plus feet water.... Minnows would get stiff if put 15 feet down... I can see on my graph but, I’ll drop a minnow down for a couple minutes to be sure that’s what I’m seeing.... Last Sunday the area I was at if I would put them below 10 feet they would get stiff.... Does a heavy algae bloom also make it set up that thick? Also does it make it difficult fishing Wasn’t catching anything in the depth I been in the past several trips 18-25 fow 12-14 down. So went to shallower water 12-14 fow and there they were just hanging out with my bait down 10-12 feet. Grind threw a zillion shorts and was able to roll out with 10. Pics below. That one belly shot is like a 7 inch crappie. Looked like it swallowed a golf ball. Looked like a midget Dardanelle fish🤣🤣 God Bless This post has been promoted to an article
  6. Lance34

    Stick and move.... Stick and move

    Sorry for the late reply. Been on dad mode for the past couple days around here. This pattern should hold throughout the summer and into a little of the fall. I’ve always been told the hotter it gets the better. It seems to hold true I reckon. Single pole fishing timber and brush along flats and channel will work too. It’s just not the technique I prefer in the heat of summer. Bluff lines with timber will hold them too. I just avoid brush and timber all together being that I rig.... That’s 8 new rod tips and a big dent in the bank account! The bite has been very good this past month and it continues. Better than the spring to me. They’ve had a long hard but, good spawn and their hungry. Suckers are sickly skinny. That 2 week ice age back in January must have killed some shad. Rigging and pulling Bandits, Pico’s, Flickers, Arkie’s, Hot n Trots all are working, along flats, after flats, after flats and channel edge once it gets hotter in the day and they start pulling water. Figure thermo out on the graph... 18 feet last time. That eliminates water and you know you got to be above that. Figure wind direction and follow them as the water recedes. So far much better than it was last summer. Still can’t figure that one out. Must of been the high water level for so long and it was much cooler. Beats me... Good fishing
  7. Little late on the post. Didn’t get to go my usual Friday like always. Went over to Tulsa to go see George Strait.... Yes I’ll admit I have a man crush for the guy🤣. Anyway... Got started Sunday after church about 1pm. Water fleas were everywhere....🙄. Other than that it was great conditions to be out and the bite was pretty steady as long as the wind was behind my back keeping my speed steady. They turn and face their noses into it. Ended with 14 before hall pass ran out WT 83, rigging straight meat along flat after flat after flat. Pics below. God Bless
  8. Took a friend from work and his young son yesterday. We only had one rod down in the holder while setting up and already had a fish on. Shortly after a couple more set up and had a double. We had his son busy handing us minnows and putting fish in the kitchen pretty much the whole day.🤣🤣. Went through a lot of dinks yesterday and used every minnow we had in a good helping of a 6 dozen count. Pretty much the same pattern as last trip. 81 degree water temp, stained water to clearing, Rigging double minnow rigs, 20-22 fow, 12-15 feet down was the consistent bite, but there was times they seemed to be scattered throughout the whole water column. Good fishing and great fellowship yesterday. Had a lot of laughs and a good time. Pics below of us three drowned rats back at the house 🤣🤪 God bless and good fishing
  9. Took a friend from work and his young son yesterday. We only had one rod down in the holder while setting up and already had a fish on. Shortly after a couple more set up and had a double. We had his son busy handing us minnows and putting fish in the kitchen pretty much the whole day.🤣🤣. Went through a lot of dinks yesterday and used every minnow we had in a good helping of a 6 dozen count. Pretty much the same pattern as last trip. 81 degree water temp, stained water to clearing, Rigging double minnow rigs, 20-22 fow, 12-15 feet down was the consistent bite, but there was times they seemed to be scattered throughout the whole water column. Good fishing and great fellowship yesterday. Had a lot of laughs and a good time. Pics below of us three drowned rats back at the house 🤣🤪 God bless and good fishing This post has been promoted to an article
  10. Lance34

    Slab Sunday

    Been a couple weeks since on Beaver. The flood one week. So went to Lake Fayetteville and last week gale force winds. Didn’t stand a chance in the tin can. Been on daddy duty all weekend but, got a hall pass after church Sunday. Ran the direction where when I turned around and set up I would have the wind to my back and my speed would be more consistent. This time of year I like open water. Crappie move out on the flats and channel edges following the shad and start to feed aggressively to get their weight back on after the stressful time span of the spawn. During this time of year they want the bait moving fast. Pulling cranks, long lining, or rigging heavy rigs. Went with what I have confidence in and rigged. Stick and move😁 Targeted 20-25 fow and went by depth I’ve caught them in the past. 12-14 feet down. Water temp 81. Clarity light stained I guess. Ended with 14 before running out of time. Hopefully this summer pattern and method will stick for a bit and won’t be a dead summer like the last. Nice fun peaceful afternoon. God Bless. Pics below is a cooler of Lake Fayetteville crappie and then yesterday’s.
  11. Lance34

    Slab Sunday

    Been a couple weeks since on Beaver. The flood one week. So went to Lake Fayetteville and last week gale force winds. Didn’t stand a chance in the tin can. Been on daddy duty all weekend but, got a hall pass after church Sunday. Ran the direction where when I turned around and set up I would have the wind to my back and my speed would be more consistent. This time of year I like open water. Crappie move out on the flats and channel edges following the shad and start to feed aggressively to get their weight back on after the stressful time span of the spawn. During this time of year they want the bait moving fast. Pulling cranks, long lining, or rigging heavy rigs. Went with what I have confidence in and rigged. Stick and move😁 Targeted 20-25 fow and went by depth I’ve caught them in the past. 12-14 feet down. Water temp 81. Clarity light stained I guess. Ended with 14 before running out of time. Hopefully this summer pattern and method will stick for a bit and won’t be a dead summer like the last. Nice fun peaceful afternoon. God Bless. Pics below is a cooler of Lake Fayetteville crappie and then yesterday’s. This post has been promoted to an article
  12. Sorry for the late post. We went to the dogwood festival yesterday and just now getting to this WT 60-63 Friday. Water clarity is terrible... Clearest I’ve seen it in awhile 😩 My plan was to move in shallower rigging along them bushes. Thinking maybe them females might be sitting shallower than previous trips before. Well after spending too much of my day searching and not catching a single crappie shallow. Finally my stubbornness listened to my head and moved out on that channel edge and bam bam! Should have listened to it 30 minutes into fishing. Because that’s when the doubts set in😂😂 Left them biting. Needed to get home. Talk about a good weekend to be on the water. Crappie population a little less after this weekend for sure God Bless
  13. Alien minnows😂 Heard about this product called fire dye from a bait shop down in Louisiana. Just curious about it and wanted to have some fun playing around with it. So gave the shop a call and order one bottle. The stuff cost like 12 dollars a bottle for a one time use. So don’t plan to use this stuff regularly. I’ld be broke😂 But it works well. Was trying to keep track what caught what but, a lot of fish caught yesterday and gave up. WT 56-60.. Clarity is still perfect. Rigging 1/2oz minnow rigs out aways from them bushes where them staging females are moving in and out. Still got dink like crazy but, hey it is Beaver😂. Just pilfered threw them and ended with 14 before running out of time, to needing to get home. Nice to always put a face with a forum member. Pleasure to meet you both yesterday sir. Sick of the wind... God blessed, pics below and yes that slab ate a green minnow 😂
  14. Lance34

    Mad Scientist crappie experiment 😂

    Thank you sir. Might try and run down there and get a bottle or two. I’m not completely sold on it yet. But if it’s cheap than I’ll keep trying it out some. Yes males are on the bank with their war paint on. Easy pickings 😁 I’ve thought about wading them bushes when the wind is extremely high and rigging is no go. Just take my boat to where I want to go, slam it on the bank and go to wading. Done else where, worth a shot I guess one day. Thanks again
  15. Alien minnows😂 Heard about this product called fire dye from a bait shop down in Louisiana. Just curious about it and wanted to have some fun playing around with it. So gave the shop a call and order one bottle. The stuff cost like 12 dollars a bottle for a one time use. So don’t plan to use this stuff regularly. I’ld be broke😂 But it works well. Was trying to keep track what caught what but, a lot of fish caught yesterday and gave up. WT 56-60.. Clarity is still perfect. Rigging 1/2oz minnow rigs out aways from them bushes where them staging females are moving in and out. Still got dink like crazy but, hey it is Beaver😂. Just pilfered threw them and ended with 14 before running out of time, to needing to get home. Nice to always put a face with a forum member. Pleasure to meet you both yesterday sir. Sick of the wind... God blessed, pics below and yes that slab ate a green minnow 😂 This post has been promoted to an article
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