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Lance34

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  1. Lance34

    Slab Sunday

    In open water. I never fish brush, docks, trees etc... never any cover. I look for rises, edges along the channel, swings. Basically how the bottom of the lake lays out and how they relate to it... These fish are just roaming and eating. So basically find them on the graph and adjust depth to where I see them... Then follow the contour they are on and work em over until they quit. Then go to looking again by my map. Then repeat. Water fluctuations ain’t gonna move them out. It more likely moves them up and down in the column but not out. They ain’t gonna leave where the food is staying concentrated. With current I like looking for areas where they can get out of it. Like a rise or channel line were they can lay and not have to work against it.
  2. Finally back on the water Sunday after church. Got started about 12:45 and fished to about 4:00. Water temp was 43 and stained... Looked perfect Didn’t really know what to expect after this lake has turned upside down in a weeks time... Up, down and up again... Geez They bit pretty fast at the get go. Got 8 in no time and then they came in spurts. The wind got to whipping which might of been why. Got tossed around a bit... Best bite was rigging about 13 feet down about 18-20 fow. Caught a few at 10 feet down but more consistent at 13 feet. I quit about 4ish with a limit and headed for the house... Amazed by health of the fish this year... Pics below... God bless and good fishing Lance
  3. Lance34

    Slab Sunday

    Finally back on the water Sunday after church. Got started about 12:45 and fished to about 4:00. Water temp was 43 and stained... Looked perfect Didn’t really know what to expect after this lake has turned upside down in a weeks time... Up, down and up again... Geez They bit pretty fast at the get go. Got 8 in no time and then they came in spurts. The wind got to whipping which might of been why. Got tossed around a bit... Best bite was rigging about 13 feet down about 18-20 fow. Caught a few at 10 feet down but more consistent at 13 feet. I quit about 4ish with a limit and headed for the house... Amazed by health of the fish this year... Pics below... God bless and good fishing Lance This post has been promoted to an article
  4. Looks like they just reopened them at noon... 6 gates open at one foot. 7,950cfs
  5. @Devan S. might of been. I’ll try to
  6. Got started about 9:30ish Friday. I didn’t really know what to expect with all the water being released. I just went on a idea knowing crappie don’t like current and if they want to get out of it they would find shelter from it. Like a channel bend laying on the side of the channel where they are protected from it. Or rises off the bottom and laying on the side that gets a break from the current. So that’s what I did. Looked at the contour map and positioned the boat on the protected side of rises. Moved at a snails pace and just picked them off all along it. Stuck 10 in the first pass and flipped it back around punched it back to the starting mark. Put the bow back into the wind and stuck the last 5 shortly after. WT was 43-45. In about 18-19 fow about 16-15 feet down. Moving about .2mph. Got em quick and shut it down about noon. God Bless and Good Fishing Lance
  7. @Johnsfolly It’s Parmesan crusted baked crappie... Top favorite around our house... Seen the recipe on Instagram. I screen shot the recipe and attach it here
  8. Tough day yesterday... Started about noon and went to dark. WT 42-43 and 14 fow to 13-10 feet down is where we caught most... Took along another local crappie angler yesterday and sure wasn’t expecting the bite to be that horrible. Ended with 10. A lot of short strikes and slow pull down on the rod tip but they then would just let off. Just didn’t fully take it... Just not active... Don’t know if drop in WT, pulling the lake and current or what... Oh well plug at it again next Friday... God Bless and Good Fishing Lance
  9. Yes. They gorge on shad.. Very healthy fish. Wish I would of took a pic of this little 11.5” crappie. It was wide as it was long. Never seen them look like this on beaver.
  10. Got started close to noontime and right when dropping the TM started seeing everything hovering around 15 fow. About two hours later had a limit. They bit mad for about an hour and then they shut off. Always think I pushed them down or pushed them away. So basically I’ll turn go deeper on a couple more rods and make a pass several yards from what I made the first couple passes. That usually seals the deal. WT 48ish, 20 fow 13-15ft down. They bit real lite. Like they were just sucking on the minnow. Wouldn’t even known you had a fish. Went shallower after that 12-14 fow and about 10-13ft down. Pretty steady at that depth too. Very surprised with the belly girth this year. Said to myself lots of times these are looking more like Dardanelle fish🤣... They just roaming and eating. God Bless, Good Fishing Lance
  11. Geez... Beaver hasn’t changed since leaving it in late July... Lot of water out there... Hopefully it’ll get right at some point... Haven’t crappie fished on Beaver in about 4 or so months... It’s become routine through the past few years to go to other lakes until December... Suckers live shallow on these lakes and just addicted to catching them that way... It’s a grind every time but its worth the work for the quality. Yesterday got started about 12pm and fish till dark. Just going on past experience of where to go and just see what happens... Wasn’t expecting much, just wanted to locate crappie. After getting set up, made one pass and caught four keepers. They were just squeakers on the legal size. Gave em back.. Other than those it was just catching dinks... Flipped the boat around and said let’s go on shallower to find bigger fish... More of a water level I’m usually catching them in this time of year... Usually in the past it’s 6-7 feet but that’s in the bushes right now... Went from fishing in 20-22 feet to about 14-12 and about 6-8 feet down and started slowly getting into them then... Took home seven good ones that’ll make good tacos come Tuesday... Somewhat successful trip... Never fished this lake this high this time of year. Having to adjust and find that right water... Anyway got something to go on for next time and It’ll get better... God bless, God Fishing Second to last pic below is of yesterday catch and then the past few months... Sorry pic overload.. Trying fit 4 months of fishing
  12. Geez... Beaver hasn’t changed since leaving it in late July... Lot of water out there... Hopefully it’ll get right at some point... Haven’t crappie fished on Beaver in about 4 or so months... It’s become routine through the past few years to go to other lakes until December... Suckers live shallow on these lakes and just addicted to catching them that way... It’s a grind every time but its worth the work for the quality. Yesterday got started about 12pm and fish till dark. Just going on past experience of where to go and just see what happens... Wasn’t expecting much, just wanted to locate crappie. After getting set up, made one pass and caught four keepers. They were just squeakers on the legal size. Gave em back.. Other than those it was just catching dinks... Flipped the boat around and said let’s go on shallower to find bigger fish... More of a water level I’m usually catching them in this time of year... Usually in the past it’s 6-7 feet but that’s in the bushes right now... Went from fishing in 20-22 feet to about 14-12 and about 6-8 feet down and started slowly getting into them then... Took home seven good ones that’ll make good tacos come Tuesday... Somewhat successful trip... Never fished this lake this high this time of year. Having to adjust and find that right water... Anyway got something to go on for next time and It’ll get better... God bless, God Fishing Second to last pic below is of yesterday catch and then the past few months... Sorry pic overload.. Trying fit 4 months of fishing This post has been promoted to an article
  13. 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
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