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Hi guys i now work 7 days a week so i only have early mornings on the weekends to fish. Is the water high and have the crappie turned on. Ready to get my ranger out and catch some dinner. New year new attitude.  Ready to start it. Thanks jason

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Water is about 3 foot high but very clear north of Mutton Creek and stained above twin bridges on both rivers. We have mainly been bass fishing but have stopped on a number of, what used to be productive brush piles and couldn’t get bit.    For the life of me I couldn’t buy a crappie bite if you paid me.    Water temps by the mile long bridge today were 47 and yesterday up around Birch Branch were 52. If you can figure out a bite message me, I am needing a fried crappie fix.

Best of luck!! 🍀

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Heres what in front of Aldrich boat ramp.  They are stacked up like that all in the main channel for a long ways.  Assuming they are whites. Couldnt get any to bite, threw an a-rig threw them, trolled flicker shads and nothing. Pretty sure my line was hitting some of them while trolling

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3 minutes ago, aarchdale@coresleep.com said:

Heres what in front of Aldrich boat ramp.  They are stacked up like that all in the main channel for a long ways.  Assuming they are whites. Couldnt get any to bite, threw an a-rig threw them, trolled flicker shads and nothing. Pretty sure my line was hitting some of them while trolling

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            Stacked like cordwood ,

  BilletHead

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Caught 7 yesterday, 6 Friday and 14 Thursday.  They aren't  prespawn , they are off the brushpiles  and seeking shad and the shad are 16-24 ft on the bottom where I'm catching them. I occasionally see a line 6 ft off the bottom but they have whites after them.  Warmest temps have been 55 in the pm.  I've been working sloping flats w/ 35 fow nearby.  When the water was really stained a roadrunner tipped w/minnow was working, but the water had cleared some yesterday and they preferred the rockport rattler, with a little slab jam on the joker skirt,  black/chartreuse was best.    sloooow.    Have caught several nice ones and only 2 shorts over that 3 day period.  Not saying minnows won't work, but I don't believe that they make much difference until much later.  Hope you find some.  OGHFM

 

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I don’t want to come across like I’m some super duper fisherman...because I’m not...but in that picture of the graph...I don’t think those are white bass...in my experience white bass will hug the bottom...sure sometimes there will be occasions where the fan out chasing I guess...but almost always there will be a real dense line just off the bottom

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