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  1. Lance34

    Been awhile.. Slab Sunday

    🤣🤣 Maybe 30 seconds max... Thanks
  2. Lance34

    Been awhile.. Slab Sunday

    Thanks guys... It’s been a blessed year
  3. Lance34

    Been awhile.. Slab Sunday

    Sorry for not posting in awhile. I haven’t fished Beaver much since like the beginning of August. Maybe 4 times to just hide from the wind and run around looking. Went elsewhere in Arkansas... Yesterday got started after church around 1ish and had a limit by 2:30... They were mad🤣 41 degree WT, rigging straight meat, 9-11 fow 8 feet down. Enjoy them days where it hurts reaching down in the minnow bucket... God Bless... Good Fishing Lance Pics below of some summer catches and yesterday’s
  4. Lance34

    Winter Crappie Question

    Good choice with rods. Use those with power trolling with up to 2 oz or 3 oz wts. My BnM BGJP are my work horse ones. 14 foot are good. Lighter and have better fish control. 16 ft I just prefer for being slow and stealthy
  5. Lance34

    Winter Crappie Question

    Sure thing... Yeah rigging deep is not my favorite. If that’s only place I find then so be it. Don’t know what poles you use. But going that deep 18 plus feet. Go to a 1oz rig to avoid a bow in the line. Keep it vertical at best. Also if your poles can handle that wt. Summer time power trolling you’ll be over deep water but only 11-15 feet down. Thermocline plays a part then. Deepest I’ve ever rigged for them was on Dardanelle in the winter 25-30 feet down. Just awkward reeling a 16 foot pole. 🤣 If this lake behaves and it’s like the past few years you’ll find them shallow consistently from mid December to the end of the spawn😉 Good fishing Lance
  6. Lance34

    Winter Crappie Question

    Man you just missed the insane post spawn river bite in July. By then it dies down. You’ll still catch them just not many. Since your setup to rig. Give power trolling a try in that post spawn time of year. You can control your baits much better. Spend more time catching fish then fighting them lines 50-75 feet behind you. I haven’t been on Beaver much since July. I just trailer my boat elsewhere. Rather catch them in 10 foot or less of water than 25-30 foot in July and through the fall. Learned the better quality of fish live shallow most year around but you have to be on a lake with the right water conditions to do that. Beaver ain’t it. Go north if you got to stay on Beaver by then. Back to winter time rigging. Winter to me on Beaver is when crappie fishing is at it’s best. Enjoy them days when that water temperature is down in the high 30’s and catching them laying in the mud on their bellies rigging Just so much fun rigging shallow. Meaning 10 fow or less.... It’s that stalking and stealthy fishing technique. Like a tiger hunting his prey 🤣🤣 Guys got all their flavor. Jigging their deep planted forest, shooting docks and praying the thing flys the right direction and maybe hook something 🤣. They all good techniques. Choose what you like and what works for you. You’ve made a big investment in a rigging setup. Stretch those rods out the the front and go to work. It takes time to learn it. Don’t give up. Channel edges and ledges yes. If it’s creeks or main depends on that wind. They at both. Over main shallow flats too , still depends on that wind if in a creek or main flats. That’s where I’ld start. Good fishing Lance
  7. Lance34

    Riding them waves

    Yes, a 2oz double rig I tie up
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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