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Don’t know if I’m ever going to get around to installing my new rigging rod holders.  Rather fish than work on the boat.

Past two Friday’s have been an insane bite.  Culling them!!  

They are feeding like they are competing for food and starving😂   Hitting it running with it.  A lot like a white bass would do.  Fouled hook several yesterday.  

Hooked a 13” crappie in the belly that felt like a rock coming to the surface.🤪

WT was 48-50 yesterday.  Rigging straight minnow rigs on shallow mud flats

Don’t mean to flood the board with crappie reports.  Just when I first started fishing this lake, this site really helped me learn the lake and meet some friends along the way.  

God Bless and of course pics below

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Keep the reports coming, it is cool to see you catching crappie.  One of these days you may see me out there, if I can ever put down the bass stuff.  I'd probably be doing some cast and retrieve stuff with small swimmers or jigs, I am not set up to do the spider rigging (I assume that's what you are doing).

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39 minutes ago, Quillback said:

Keep the reports coming, it is cool to see you catching crappie.  One of these days you may see me out there, if I can ever put down the bass stuff.  I'd probably be doing some cast and retrieve stuff with small swimmers or jigs, I am not set up to do the spider rigging (I assume that's what you are doing).

Thank you sir..  Yes spider rigging that’s all I do.  

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Lance, keep them coming please. I'm like you, a lot of what I know about fishing this lake I have learned on this board. There has been plenty of trial and error for me but a lot of places, times, techniques, etc. I've picked up here that would not have tried or thought of like these muddy bottom crappie. Going to try and get the little boat out tomorrow. I don't spider rig but will try a double drop rig with minnow top and plastic jig on bottom with a couple of poles.

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Lance, don't ever stop those reports! Itching to get out and see if that technique works mid-lake. Water 4-6 degrees colder mid lake. Thanks for sharing!

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1 hour ago, Fish Hound said:

Lance, keep them coming please. I'm like you, a lot of what I know about fishing this lake I have learned on this board. There has been plenty of trial and error for me but a lot of places, times, techniques, etc. I've picked up here that would not have tried or thought of like these muddy bottom crappie. Going to try and get the little boat out tomorrow. I don't spider rig but will try a double drop rig with minnow top and plastic jig on bottom with a couple of poles.

Go get em!  I haven’t used a plastic jig all winter. Tried to but, they take the minnow over the tube jig tipped with a minnow that is right next to it on another rod. 😂 It’s been straight minnow rig at .2-.3mph

Pic below is basically the minnow rig I tie up.  You can get them at Wally World already tied up

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2 hours ago, Blll said:

Lance, don't ever stop those reports! Itching to get out and see if that technique works mid-lake. Water 4-6 degrees colder mid lake. Thanks for sharing!

Welcome Bill,  It’ll work just don’t know if in the depth I’m in.  That clearer water the further north you go I just don’t fish.  And won’t.

Yes that dirty water will be warmer.  Brings them up

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17 minutes ago, Lance34 said:

Go get em!  I haven’t used a plastic jig all winter. Tried to but, they take the minnow over the tube jig tipped with a minnow that is right next to it on another rod. 😂 It’s been straight minnow rig at .2-.3mph

Pic below is basically the minnow rig I tie up.  You can get them at Wally World already tied up

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Lance, is there an advantage to having the sinker in between your baits? My set up has always been to have the sinker on bottom with the two baits above it tied with Palomar knots

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14 minutes ago, Fish Hound said:

Lance, is there an advantage to having the sinker in between your baits? My set up has always been to have the sinker on bottom with the two baits above it tied with Palomar knots

That’ll let you stay intact with bottom your way and just hit them in the head to make them look up😂.  It’s more of a preference to me.  If that’s what works for you use it.  I just don’t like being right on the bottom.  Tend to bottom lip hook set them and have pop offs or miss bites.  They feed looking up so, I try be 1-2 feet above them. Over deep water 15-25 feet it’s a total different story.  Way high in the column.  They see something flickering the shoot up to take a peak and bam.  Learn that this fall and early winter on Lake X😂

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