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Crappie Fishing on Area Lakes

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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tomdoglover29@aol.com




Crappie are being taken on traditional crappie baits … jigs and minnows. On the deeper impoundments the fish have been found suspended in 30 feet of water, about 14-16 feet from the surface. You can catch a few off bigger brush piles, but the bite is slow.

On smaller lakes, crappie have been caught tossing a jig across a lay-down in12-16 feet of water. Let it drift back across it. If you can get your jig to just clip the top of the lay down you will get more bites. The lay-downs that have been drawing much of the action are not much more than two-feet high.

Salt and Pepper seems to be the best color, with a darker color on the top of the jig. Anglers in the know are recommending the Crappie Magnet.

Crappie sizes are getting bigger with several reported catches of fish over two pounds.




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Lake LBJ Fishing Report from TPWD (Dec. 4)

FAIR. Water stained; 62 degrees; 0.75’ low. Largemouth bass are fair on spinners, plastic rigged worms, and jigs around beneath boat docks and points. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on smaller crankbaits, jigs, and minnows on the deeper depth drops and mid-lake. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait, flathead catfish good on live bait.