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Lance34

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  1. No just crammed it in a cooler
  2. Not Louisiana but hey the song came on, on my way to the lake... Close enough Fished throughout the night Saturday night and was set back relaxing shooting the breeze with a couple good friends when I glanced back to see the back rod bent halfway in the water... Kind of like the scene out of Jaws.. The fun was on then... Good fishing and God Bless
  3. @rzbker I've only fished that far north a couple times... First suggestion is get livescope... lol... Seriously though there is a ton of trees and that narrows the search time down a lot. You’ll go in on several group of trees and they’ll be just all on one tree. Usually it’s the one you can’t see... All those branches up there. Clifty, RB, Indian and so on have crappie in them all year. You just got to pick at each one... Have to come a spot fisherman and run around a lot... Target depth has been 20-30 fow up there. Mostly mid tree to the top with a minnow dropped down on top of them... I don’t know of any other information than game and site on brush piles Happy hunting
  4. @Phil S Cover more water and search for lots of bait... Personally Cranking seems to be more inconsistent the past couple years or I just suck at it. It can be awesome one week and suck the next. From previous experience Personally summer seems really good ones WT hits 75 and when it gets above 84 it gets slow... I would cover shorter passes. Hit a flat and along the channel edge. If nothing pull up look at your map and head to the next flat. Don’t dragging dead water. Run your electronics over them before you ever drop a crank. July and on until it cools gets tough from my personal experience on Beaver. It’s wear I struggle the worse and can’t figure it out. I don’t know if it because they finally get full after the post spawn feeding frenzy or just get lethargic when it gets hot like it is now... Have to search a lot. Find where there is lots of bait holding and they don’t have chase as much. If that makes since. That’s what I’m doing know and seems to be working for now. Usually quit fishing Beaver about now and head elsewhere because it gets difficult but staying pretty consistent for now with what I’m doing.
  5. @Phil S Yeah going by previous years... Usually by mid July it comes a ghost town down there... Either that or more likely I just can’t figure out where they go down there until late fall returns.
  6. Got started a little before 6am yesterday and fished until about 11. The wind picked up about then and plus the boat traffic gets to going and it’s over.... WT was 84-85 and clarity was little stained or silty... That seems to be were I’m finding them is in a little off color water line of water. Goes from clear to stain in the area I’m fishing and that’s where they are. Been like that the past two trips... Water Dept too might play a factor.. 17-20 fow and about 13 feet down. I would go down to 15 feet and my minnows would get a little weak or die eventually.. Rule of thumb to me is to fish above that or put my boat in 15-16 feet of water and put my baits a foot off the bottom... That still kinda iffy with current level... It stayed pretty steady... Shorts, Catfish, and gar keep you busy... Ended with 12... You find bait, you’ll find the good ones roaming slowly eating... Move slowly... It’s a grind but worth the effort. God bless and good fishing Lance
  7. @Greg B. Same here several more walleye caught just no keepers yet. Try making passes in long creek arms along the channel. The water so high they haven’t left.
  8. Back again closer to home yesterday. Last week up north fishing with a friend and enjoying the change of scenery... That livescope is some crazy technology. Love it or hate it until you experience it for yourself you can’t bash the thing... Eliminates a lot wasted time that’s for sure. So got started about 6am and fished till about 11:30am. That’s when the rollers started and poles get to bouncing... They don’t like that bouncing... It rained the night before and dirty up the area I’ve been fishing. The back part was mud to stained and then to clear. The group of fish I found were hanging around the start of the stained water to where it got muddier. Bunch of bait because of that too and catfish. I think I hooked that 50 pound flathead I seen swimming under the surface a couple weeks ago. It had my pole bent over all the way close to the handle. It eventually broke my rig off a after few minutes. Best depth was 20 to 18 feet and about 13-15 down. Caught a bunch of shorts but them big thick white crappie were roaming with them too. Beavers white crappie seem to have two moods. Ones that constantly are roaming eating (the long skinny ones) and then the ones that stay put or don’t move much... The thick ones... That dirty water seemed to get them roaming to eat... I don’t know it just seems that way but love when I can find them. Makes that trip extra memorable WT was 83 and quit with 12 dawks God bless and good fishing Lance
  9. @Greg B. Man yeah you’ll catch a ton of cats this time of year... My dad would kill me if he knew how many I release back today... lol A couple weeks ago I seen a flathead swimming just under the surface. I swear it was as long as my leg. And wide! Exactly they seemed to want it moving faster as the morning progressed. Great job today
  10. There ya go!!! 💪🏻💪🏻 Good fish on that table
  11. Alright back down closer to home this weekend... Heading to the ramp I glanced at the forecast... Said storms, 1-2 inches of rain and 25mph gust... Said oh well I already got minnows and already left out... We’ll just see what happens.. Seem to be completely opposite!! Pretty much calm the whole time out there. Got started at 6 and fished until 10... They bit hard and fast... If I didn’t have to redo rigs so many times from catching catfish... Think I could of knocked it out by 9. WT 81, minnow rigging 20-25 fow all along the channel edge... They were along it thick and on a feeding frenzy... I think the past two months have been some of the best crappie fishing all year... They finally mad!! Good fishing and God Bless Lance
  12. Was up that way last Saturday... We caught 27 crappie casting and dipping at submerge trees. Just look for visible group of trees in 35-25 fow and use your electronics to find the ones submerge that are holding fish. Figure out the depth the top of the tree is and get back about 30-40 feet away. Cast over it and count down in seconds then slowly crank over the top. Like a 1/16 or 1/8oz paddle tail lure. Natural colors If you can be quite and slowly work your way to the tree. Use a longer dipping pole and drop a minnow down on them. We cheated a bit with livescope to be more efficient with lure placement but that’s how I would go after them without use of it. Lot of trees in those hollers you’ll have to look at a lot of them to find which one has fish. If you find one that does if they don’t bite don’t waste much time with them. Tree that is loaded your good for about 4 or 5 fish and then you’ll have to leave it. Just saying be efficient with your time... Go early and be off by noon before the water fleas run you over.. Good fishing
  13. Little late with this... Got out Saturday 5am till about noon... Didn’t put a minnow in the water until about 6:30... Back in November I got a new graph and just got around to putting it on at the wheel a couple weeks ago. Just rather go fish. It’s a Humminbird Helix 10 si Mega. Got to playing with all the bells and whistles of it. Once getting started I got bit right away and stayed pretty steady until about 9 when it shut off. Was catching them in 37-25 fow about 11 to 13 feet down. After 9 I lost them. Took about an hour to get back on a pattern. Moved out along the channel edge and started marking fish 20 feet down or more in 25-27 fow. I put my baits down to 20 feet and finished out my limit after that. Getting hot. The trolling pattern, cranks, long lining, rigging ought to pick up and be a mad bite now. Good fishing and God Bless Lance
  14. Little late with this... Got out Saturday 5am till about noon... Didn’t put a minnow in the water until about 6:30... Back in November I got a new graph and just got around to putting it on at the wheel a couple weeks ago. Just rather go fish. It’s a Humminbird Helix 10 si Mega. Got to playing with all the bells and whistles of it. Once getting started I got bit right away and stayed pretty steady until about 9 when it shut off. Was catching them in 37-25 fow about 11 to 13 feet down. After 9 I lost them. Took about an hour to get back on a pattern. Moved out along the channel edge and started marking fish 20 feet down or more in 25-27 fow. I put my baits down to 20 feet and finished out my limit after that. Getting hot. The trolling pattern, cranks, long lining, rigging ought to pick up and be a mad bite now. Good fishing and God Bless Lance This post has been promoted to an article
  15. Got started about 6:30 yesterday morning. Minnow rigging 1oz rigs in 30-35 fow and about 11 to 13 feet down. Pretty much the same pattern I’ve been on the past several weeks but just adjusting the depth to where they are getting on up higher in the water column. They bite really good first thing until the the sun gets up higher and then it slows or just plane stops. Guess I’ll need to get startEx at like 5am. Those last 5 fish took some effort. Vertical bluff lines in the shade. Along docks and brush piles finished the deal. More I think about it and after chatting with a buddy. It had a lot to do with how I approached those areas and how they are facing from the sun. Go one way nothing and then flip it around and get bit. Gonna have to work on that and pay more attention to that as the summer progresses. Good fishing and God Bless Lance
  16. Got started yesterday about 7:30 and fished till 2. The bite was pretty steady for everything until about 10 when the sun popped out. Caught everything that swims yesterday in Beaver. Crappie, Bass, White Bass, Cat Fish, Walleye, and a big ole Gar.... Figured I was in the right place when I hooked up on a gar... Marked fish from 15 feet down to 20 in 30-35 fow. They wanted it higher up in the column about 13 feet down. It seemed to be the most consistent bite. Had 11 when the sun popped out and then shortly after that the party crowd started to arrive. The place became an ocean quick. Wanted to fish a little longer so I move in a pocket cove that is away from the waves and I know has brush piles in it. I ran several passes over them and caught two more keepers but mostly all shorts. Decided to pull up and head to the house. Ended with 13 Good fishing and God bless.. Lance
  17. Got started yesterday about 7:30 and fished till 2. The bite was pretty steady for everything until about 10 when the sun popped out. Caught everything that swims yesterday in Beaver. Crappie, Bass, White Bass, Cat Fish, Walleye, and a big ole Gar.... Figured I was in the right place when I hooked up on a gar... Marked fish from 15 feet down to 20 in 30-35 fow. They wanted it higher up in the column about 13 feet down. It seemed to be the most consistent bite. Had 11 when the sun popped out and then shortly after that the party crowd started to arrive. The place became an ocean quick. Wanted to fish a little longer so I move in a pocket cove that is away from the waves and I know has brush piles in it. I ran several passes over them and caught two more keepers but mostly all shorts. Decided to pull up and head to the house. Ended with 13 Good fishing and God bless.. Lance This post has been promoted to an article
  18. @Greg B. it’s kind of blurry just zoom in to see it clearly
  19. @TrophyFishR thanks bud @Greg B. yeah I hate fishing that deep. Long lining and cranks it’s a lot of line out to get down that deep to them. Then you have to deal with boat control more and tangles. Smart idea with adding weight. If I can find it I got a long lining jig chart I’ll send if you want. Whenever it gets hot and thermocline sets up they’ll come up. I was using 1/2oz rigs and need to step it up to 1oz rigs to avoid the sway. Can tell bites a lot better too. Hope the back comes around for you
  20. Got started close to nine and finished about noon Saturday. WT 63-65 and clear clarity. Last week was off for us. Never could get on a pattern. Caught a mess for dinner just not very many. Chalked it up for that post spawn lull. Decided to head down river to fish a post spawn pattern. Got them quick in 28-35 fow ranging in depths from 18 to 22 feet down. Marked a ton of fish averaging at the 20 foot mark. Just below or above. Went along a bluff with pockets. The corner of the pockets is when I would get hammered. Did catch stragglers down the bluff but those pockets got me sitting on the edge of my seat. Had 14 females and one male. Everyone of the females still with eggs. They look like they are reabsorbing them. The color of them looked light tan. More rain next week. Geez Pic below. First from previous trip and the next from yesterday. Also that’s like a 11” crappie belly with 2 shad, my minnow and eggs in it🤣🤣 God bless and good fishing.. Lance
  21. @Greg B. awesome man! Time on the water. That’s all it takes. All those bells and whistles out there don’t beat time
  22. Got out Sunday about 10:30 and fished till 4. Marked fish about 15 feet down over 21 fow. I was rigging along a hump and knew I was moving too fast due to a tailwind. Once I got to the other end of the hump I flipped it around and place my boat right on the edge. Bite picked up really quickly rigging along the edge with baits down at 12 feet down. Had 11 pretty steady and then the last 4 took took forever it seemed. They just shut off. I decided to change up bait size and go to a smaller minnows. It picked back then but not mad. Ended with 14 females and 1 male. All females still had eggs. Some looked close, some didn’t and some looked like they dropped some but not all. Water temp 61-65 and green clarity. Couple more weeks probably. Good fishing and God bless Lance
  23. Ah man! Hopefully back up and running soon
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