Getting Them Shallow In OK

Discussion in 'Crappie Fishing' started by fr8dog, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. fr8dog

    fr8dog New Member

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    I've been out the past 4 evenings and have been getting lots of fish in 4-6', tight to brush. Anywhere there's a stick-up, or willow bushes has been great. I'm using a 10' rod dipping a jig right in the middle of the bushes. I've probably caught 250 of them, kept 40 that were over 10", half of those were 12-13". Nothing big, but the fish are FAT. Great fillets. 1/16 oz jig, red and yellow, or chartreuse seem to work best. Surface temp is 77-79. If I didn't make my own jigs, I'd have quit fishing early. They are in TIGHT, and I've gone through dozens of them.
     
  2. South Grand Laker

    South Grand Laker New Member

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    why don't you drop shot them jigs, helps out a bit from loosing so many in that tight brush, if their willows their not as bad, anyways so what lake are you talking about
     

  3. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    thanks for the great crappie report. i havent tried that color yet this year but will give it a try tomorrow for sure
     
  4. fr8dog

    fr8dog New Member

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    I didn't think of the dropshot thing. I've done that before, but they were hitting them so fast, I didn't remember that. I'll do it.

    Hefner, Arcadia, Liberty. All 3 were about equal.
     
  5. South Grand Laker

    South Grand Laker New Member

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    alright good luck, tip some of your jigs with minnow sometimes while dropshoting or vise versa,, anyways sounds fun, keep slab killin
     
  6. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Man I need to get out and catch some crappies. I love eating them sooooo much. thanks for the report
     
  7. South Grand Laker

    South Grand Laker New Member

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    yeah i almost forgot i was a crappie fishermen once, i'm gonna have to hit em up a few times this winter
     
  8. BigOBear

    BigOBear New Member

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    Making me hungry! Thanks for the report!