Pat Mayes

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By Don Denison - Posted on 24 March 2011

Made a afternoon trip to Pat Mayes just north of Paris Tx yesterday. Caught 15 crappiei mostly males in 2' to 3'. Little windy but was able to do pretty good in the neck of small coves. Plan on trying it again Friday morning. Will post results after trip....

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Thanks Don.. We will be looking for your next report.


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Sorry for the delayed report from Pat mayes Lake. Went this past friday and ended up catching 25 total . Brought home 20 nice keepers. All fish were caught on a steep bank 5' to 6' just off the bank in 2' fow. All fish caught were male fish with full spawning colors. Female fish should start to move shallow once the weather warms ups.

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Angling for Crappie is popular throughout much of North America. Methods vary, but among the most popular is called 'Spider Rigging', a method characterized by a fisherman in a boat with many long fishing rods pointing away from the angler at various angles like spokes from a wheel. Anglers who employ the Spider Rigging method may choose from among many popular baits. Some of the most popular are plastic jigs with lead jig heads, crankbaits or live minnows. Many anglers also chum or dump live bait into the water to attract the fish hoping the fish will bite their bait. Crappie are also regularly targeted and caught during the spawning period by fly fishermen, and can be taken from frozen ponds and lakes in winter by ice fishing.

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