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    Mason
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    I try for them whenever I go , I keep saying aloud that I'm after blues and crappies , but have managed a 1 per month average , with January being the exception. I use minnows , the last time I went , the water was so cold , it stunned them when I'd cast them out. Hopefully , I'll improve within the next 2 weeks. Everytime I leave for home , I have at least a dozen minnows left. Surprisingly , they survive the trip back , I usually save them for the next outing.


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    Theres some serious itchin to spyder rig for crappie here. They due to move and start staging in deeper water next to shallow. We went out the other day marked a area loaded with bait and some bigger fish but not a hit, did catch a few. It always amazed me how 1 day theres no crappie then BOOM theres 1000's. Need to fill the freezer with some tasty fish.


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    And remember you ALWAYS hear of people breaking off huge cats while crappie fishing...and some being landed...just food for thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by south point View Post
    I have seen the areators, too, I believe they help keep the water from freezing around the dock as quick. I could be wrong though.
    Yea thanks, someone on crappie.com said the same thing. I would imagine this would help attract fish? I caught all my bait around that dock.

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    My neigbors brother lives on Tablerock and we are waiting for his call telling us they have moved in the channel and its on until they hit the banks in a couple of months. Winter crappie fishing is crazy good if you know where and when and I NEVER DID until a couple years ago and now its like I give em all away cuz I still have crappie from last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by kensell View Post
    Yea thanks, someone on crappie.com said the same thing. I would imagine this would help attract fish? I caught all my bait around that dock.
    I think the dock and all the brush attracts the fish. The aerator just keeps the water from getting hard. I know the docks I fish, the colder the better. It seems when it is 10 degrees out everything is sucked under them.

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    yeah, from what I gather, jess is right. just keeps the water wet a little longer. I think people do this so they can fish their docks a little longer? I also read this reasoning on CDC, great place!

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    Caught 12 keepers and about twice as many dinks fishing docks with brush piles in 15-20' of water today.

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    sounds like a good dinner in the makings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kensell View Post
    Caught 12 keepers and about twice as many dinks fishing docks with brush piles in 15-20' of water today.
    You fishing LOZ?


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