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The crappie should be on the banks bigtime.  If they aren't,  they should be close.  I would bring a bunch of minnows and use a bobber.  Set it for 18 inches and work the banks.  Depending on how many kids you have, you may be spending all your time taking fish off and putting minnows on!  😀 

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34 minutes ago, Wanting a bite said:

Awesome thanks so much! Do you know if whites are done?

I know last weekend they were catching them tight to rocky banks. I caught 2 while bass fishing.  I would think the white bass spawn would be over but I don't fish for them specifically.  

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I think I gave you some bad advice.  I went down and put in at Ruark Bluff and headed up Sons Creek.  Water temps were from 59 to 62.  I couldn't find any crappie shallow.  I really thought that the water would be warmer.  I fished around there until about 1:00 pm and only had 3 fish.  A 5 or 6 pound carp and 2 largemouth.   One of the largemouth was a keeper (15 3/4 inches).  I pulled out and headed to Orleans Trail.   That's where I found the white bass and bass.  Ended up catching somewhere between 50 and 60 fish.  20 or so largemouth, smallmouth,  and 1 kentucky.  One 11 inch crappie.   The rest were white bass.  Most of them caught on a silver & white Keitech, or a white 1/16th ounce grub.  

Pretty good day but also disappointing.   I was really wanting to find some crappie. 

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we were out at turnback and big sac area.  water temps 68-70.  crappie were scarce.  we fished prob 4+ hours and only caught 6 fish.  didnt see anyone hitting em hard.  we did see 4 agents at the ramp when we put in and took out.  they said they checked prob 100 people yesterday.

im surprised at the big swing in temps from the area i was in to where skeeter was.  can anyone tell me if thats normal for stockton  in the spring?  maybe just the natural progression of the way the lake warms?

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I was there Thursday, Fished mostly the mutton creek area. Never seen anything above 63 degrees. Caught several dink Crappie and a couple of decent keepers. It was pretty slow. Caught them in all in 10 to 15 FOW.  Couldn't find anything shallow yet. Looks like if I want to try next week, I'm going to be wet...

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On 4/26/2019 at 10:20 PM, Skeeter ZX190 said:

I think I gave you some bad advice.  I went down and put in at Ruark Bluff and headed up Sons Creek.  Water temps were from 59 to 62.  I couldn't find any crappie shallow.  I really thought that the water would be warmer.  I fished around there until about 1:00 pm and only had 3 fish.  A 5 or 6 pound carp and 2 largemouth.   One of the largemouth was a keeper (15 3/4 inches).  I pulled out and headed to Orleans Trail.   That's where I found the white bass and bass.  Ended up catching somewhere between 50 and 60 fish.  20 or so largemouth, smallmouth,  and 1 kentucky.  One 11 inch crappie.   The rest were white bass.  Most of them caught on a silver & white Keitech, or a white 1/16th ounce grub.  

Pretty good day but also disappointing.   I was really wanting to find some crappie. 

No worries! We didn’t have much luck but I hooked a 7 pound catfish on last cast and my boys were so excited to watch the fight! You only gave the advice you had. You can’t be responsible for stuff that changes!

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The crappie are still scattered and suspended down 10-18 ft. out in 20-30 ft. of water in middle of spawning coves. I have a feeling that they are doing most of the spawning at night and probably not very shallow due to the clear water nearly lake-wide. I'm hoping some heavy rain this week will add some color to the water but not increase the level much...……. wishful thinking!

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