Anyone catching crappie?

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Trolled for 4 hours last Sat.caught 2 and lost a couple,trolled for 3 hours this past Sat. and caught 10 in 3 hours,they certainly wernt on fire but is was pretty steady,only one double.Ive been trolling in the 6 ft depth range with Bobby Garland baby shads, the water has been somewhat stained so I tried lights out on one pole and monkey milk on the other but even with the stain they preferred the more natural color,monkey milk.Im trolling those on a 1/16 oz jig head and cigar float.November has always been the best month in the fall for me and I expect it to bust wide open shortly. 20201024_121629_copy_600x600.jpg 20201024_123624_copy_600x600.jpg
 
Of course each body of water could be different.

I caught several in the cast net friday. They were in 8 to 10 foot of water. Two were monsters. They were under schools of small shad.
 
Wore em out last week on Hartwell, but deep creek channel / brush ...25’ bottom and fish around 12’ deep. Garland jigs and minnows
I figured you been on some, i been smelling them at the house.
 

Fletch_W

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I don't know if it was here or somewhere else I was reading Fall crappie will often go shallower to their previous spawning grounds, sort of like a false spawn. But the replies in this thread contradict that. Or maybe the posts here saying they were barely catching them deep, maybe should have tried shallower?
 

Dutch

AMERICAN WARRIOR
I don't know if it was here or somewhere else I was reading Fall crappie will often go shallower to their previous spawning grounds, sort of like a false spawn. But the replies in this thread contradict that. Or maybe the posts here saying they were barely catching them deep, maybe should have tried shallower?
I caught mine in 12-15 fow.
 

Jeremiahisbrown

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Heck yeah been catching em. I never really tried very hard to go after crappie and they were mostly bycatch for me while bass fishing but I really upped my game on crappie fishing over the past few years and over the past 2 years especially I've been able to locate and catch them consistently from the bank year round! I just fished acworth for them this past Tuesday and caught a bunch of white crappie. No black crappie this time interestingly enough
 

Jeremiahisbrown

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Trolled for 4 hours last Sat.caught 2 and lost a couple,trolled for 3 hours this past Sat. and caught 10 in 3 hours,they certainly wernt on fire but is was pretty steady,only one double.Ive been trolling in the 6 ft depth range with Bobby Garland baby shads, the water has been somewhat stained so I tried lights out on one pole and monkey milk on the other but even with the stain they preferred the more natural color,monkey milk.Im trolling those on a 1/16 oz jig head and cigar float.November has always been the best month in the fall for me and I expect it to bust wide open shortly. View attachment 1046128 View attachment 1046129
I think you hit the nail on the head there. I catch just as big a pile of crappie in November as I do in March. Seems to be that they're on fire about the same time the hybrids and white bass turn on. Water temperature is still too warm at the moment though. Still in the low 70 range. When we drop down to that magic 64-55 water temp range, we'll be SMASHING them!
 
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