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Need info on Crappie spawning

I am new to crappie fishingi and need your advice to understand few things. Can anyone tell me when do the Crappies start spawning at Caddo lake? I googled this topic and read somewhere that crappiei prepare to spawn usually when water reach between 65 and 70 degrees, the migration from deep-water homes to shallow water “time shares” begins. By the time the water warms above 70, most spawning is complete, and crappies have returned to their year-round homes deeper in the water.
Can anyone confirm this for me please?

Thanks in advance.

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Caddo Lake - Crappie

Crappie fishing has be slow do to all the high water and curent in the river, some crappiei have been coming out of the main lake area in 6 to 7 feet from around cypress trees on live bait.
As the lake come back to normal pool we look for the crappie to make a big move in to the river and school up were you can get a lot of them out of one area. Dec - Feb is a fun time to be on Caddo crappie fishingi.

Until We Meet Again Catch as many as you can, but only keep what you need.
GOD BLESS & good fishing.
Dennis North
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Family Fishin Vacation

Going on a family fishin outing with the 2 sons and daughter on the third weekend of February (19, 20 & 21). Stopping first at Lake Murval at a high school bud's house on the water for some bassin action. He's lived there for 20 yrs. and says he can put us on some decent bass from some of his favorite honey holes.Read more

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Normal lake level: 168.5'
Pool level - 168.87' Release 1216 (cfs)
Water temp - low 80's

Crappie Report #09-08
September Crappie fishing is starting out good
Deep river area are paying off big time.
Tree top over the river Chanel in 8 to 14 feet of water.
Boat Docks next to river Chanel in 6 to 10 feet of water.

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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, crank baits 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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