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FISHING REPORT 5/18/24****CRAPPIE OVERLOAD*** #9049237 05/18/24 11:21 PM
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Weather was too nice not to go fishing so thats what we did.

Just like last week we tried to get on a shad spawn bite first thing in the morning but the shad were not where they were supposed to be. We caught quite a few Sandbass but that wasnt what we were looking for so we moved off to deeper water only to find Sandbass there also. Moved to 3 or 4 other spots and everywhere we went was infested with Sandbass. At that point we gave up on the deep water Crappie and tried to duplicate the shallow water bite we got on last weekend. Incredibly it worked!! I have no idea why these fish are in 2'-5' of water in the middle of the day but I am glad they are.

We ended up with a 2 man limit. The average size was right around the 12" mark which proved to be a problem because usually we can put a bag of ice and 50 Crappie in the ice chest but this time they didnt fit. Good problem to have though. I also managed to catch a pretty nice size Drum in ultra shallow water on 4 pound line. That was FUN! I had plenty of open water to work with on that one so it was just a matter of wearing her out.

I also caught one of the biggest Bluegills I have ever caught on a public lake. I wanted to let it go but it swallowed my jig so I ended up killing it trying to get the hook out. There are TONS of Channel Cats up shallow as well. In the next week or so the catfish spawn will be full blast I bet. We probably caught 10 on our jigs and two of them were really nice so I tossed them in the livewell.

Quality of the Crappie today was great!! I bet we had less than 5 short fish all day long. Pretty much if you got one to hit your jig it was going to be a keeper.

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Re: FISHING REPORT 5/18/24****CRAPPIE OVERLOAD*** [Re: JCB] #9049240 05/18/24 11:46 PM
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Re: FISHING REPORT 5/18/24****CRAPPIE OVERLOAD*** [Re: JCB] #9049243 05/18/24 11:47 PM
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That's a nice haul!


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Re: FISHING REPORT 5/18/24****CRAPPIE OVERLOAD*** [Re: JCB] #9049296 05/19/24 01:09 AM
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I hope you didn’t use Livescope; cause that’s not fishing.

Re: FISHING REPORT 5/18/24****CRAPPIE OVERLOAD*** [Re: JCB] #9049417 05/19/24 01:14 PM
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Re: FISHING REPORT 5/18/24****CRAPPIE OVERLOAD*** [Re: JCB] #9049467 05/19/24 04:04 PM
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Incredible haul! Congrats!

Re: FISHING REPORT 5/18/24****CRAPPIE OVERLOAD*** [Re: Huntmaster] #9049492 05/19/24 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Huntmaster
I hope you didn’t use Livescope; cause that’s not fishing.


I dont have livescope and have never even been on a boat that did have it. Its a hot topic but I really couldnt care less one way or the other about it. I do know it would not have been useful at all yesterday though based on the where and how these fish were set up. I couldnt even see them on side scan. About the only use for electronics yesterday was to tell me how deep the water was.

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Great crappie day!

Re: FISHING REPORT 5/18/24****CRAPPIE OVERLOAD*** [Re: JCB] #9050181 05/21/24 03:15 AM
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Re: FISHING REPORT 5/18/24****CRAPPIE OVERLOAD*** [Re: JCB] #9050318 05/21/24 02:41 PM
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Frosty runneth over...nice haul!


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Re: FISHING REPORT 5/18/24****CRAPPIE OVERLOAD*** [Re: JCB] #9050527 05/21/24 10:10 PM
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Looks like fun!

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Re: FISHING REPORT 5/18/24****CRAPPIE OVERLOAD*** [Re: JCB] #9050552 05/21/24 11:05 PM
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Makes me miss my dock setup/lease on Joe Pool.


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