I know many many many of you will be out on the water this week in preparation for this weekend’s tournament. I know most of you will be frantically throwing nets in almost every creek on the lake. I know some of you will inadvertently be catching some crappie in the process. I have one small request. If y’all don’t mind to share, how about dropping me a private message about the locations of said crappie hauls. It will be much appreciated. And when you see the black and gold Procraft fishn’ski weaving through the traffic Saturday morning it will be on the crappie hunt. Stripers get a break on this day. At least from me.
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2020 22:38:49 GMT -5 by choochoo
So, Choo-dood - after the late winter/early spring success you've had I think this should work the other way. After you catch your limit you should text/PM all of the tournament doods to let them know what YOU found. Just sayin' . . .
Airborne will be on SML this weekend fun fishing. Holler/honk if you see black/red Triton w/ an American flag on the rear pedestal. Good luck to all!
LOL! I can’t hang with these tournament guys when it comes to big fish. Now if they would count cumulative length of all fish.... No honestly I’m on the ropes a bit right now on stripers with my style of fishing. But that’s OK because it’s crappie month until I crank up the night fishing.
Choochoo...from one crappie fisherman to another, forget the PMs and please share the info on the board. I have decided to give crappie fishing a real go of it this year and I need some help regarding hotspots. Haven't really been able to locate any real big pockets of them on the BW yet.
I don’t hit the dark side much. I tend to share general information on the posts but prefer to discuss specifics in messages. There are a lot of folks who hang around here and don’t contribute much. That’s OK if that’s their style. I will say this. I have made some great friends by being general on the posts and discussing specifics in messages. I’ve also received, and continue to receive amazing tips and valuable information. Additionally, I’ve made pals and have fishing buddies I wouldn’t have if not for this board. Bottom line what I’m saying is, if folks invest, they get returns. And also, generally, I have nothing to share on the crappie. Hope to change that Saturday. If this week is any indication, it’s gonna be a bruiser. Every morning has sounded like a tournament blast off. Had hopes of an early run up the Roanoke, but I’m increasingly leaning toward looking around closer to the house. It would just be shameful for me to be mistaken for a tournament bass fisherman. Lol
Post by westonhar00 on Mar 12, 2020 12:55:48 GMT -5
When I have caught crappie, the biggest numbers I caught where down in the state park area when fishing for perch. All the crappie I have caught have come off of deep rock structure in 20-30 ft of water. Some have been on sunken trees but the ones I have caught have been on big boulders. A lot of people think crappie are in the trees on the main lake, but it’s just too deep for them there and they like to find structure in creeks, points that are in between 20-30 ft, sometimes up to 40, hope that can help in someway. I’ll PM you choo. Choo on what I did about a month ago and filled a cooler with crappies.
Interesting take right there. I find them in the main lake depths at Philpott frequently but never searched for them in those areas on SML. It is fact that the largest crappies in SML reside south of halesford bridge..
Plenty of crappie in beaver this past Thursday floating minnows set around 1to 1 1/2 foot deep.Water temps hit 58 in the back of the creek and the shad were thick and the crappie were following them in.Caught most of them on lay downs shallow and deep lay down but the crappie was suspended in that 2 foot range. Caught a few citations too. Hope this helps.