Pickwick Crappie 7/19/2011

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By philmacMS - Posted on 19 July 2011

Fished Pickwick this morning with my wife and kids. Fish were scattered and slow. Fishing was real slow until the dam started pulling water around 9AM. Fish turned on heavy for a little bit, but there was no wind today and we were all hot so we pushed them down in the ice good and went to the waterfall and went swimming and let the kids play for a while. Fish were real color specific. My son hooked up a monster smallmouth that easily went 6 to 7 lbs. We got a good look at him but he straightened out the number 6 hook before I could get him in the dip net. Wished he could have got him in would have been an awesome catch for a kid. And like my previous trip we caught tons of white bass/stripe, fun to catch regardless but they just aren't crappiei.

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We caught fish in 17 to 24 feet of water. Fish tended to be relating more to rocks than brush. Solid white Bobby Garland jigs did OK. But, Green colors tended to work better, especially a dark green with and/or without a chartreuse combination. Only caught a few fish in a flats type area and they were small. Most fish were relating to a drop off (ledge?) with deeper water (30+) close by.

Helping control the crappiei population one trip at a time.

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Nice catch, sounds like your out fishing the river ledges? I hope to get my back working again and get up there soon got get enough for a good meal. Have not been up there on the main lake this year crappie fishingi.
Please keep posting the updates, never know it may give me an edge and be able to catch 4 or 5 fish my self LOL
If you don't care post what baits you were using and depth?

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