Crappie and Bass Fishing Report for May 16, 2013

Crappie fishing in April is the best! I had 4 people limit out in 3-4 hours on April 18th! I had one brush pile produce over 250 crappie in 2 trips! The crappie are in the brush in 15- 20 ft of water and are biting both jigs and minnows. My favorite jig is a white bucktail jig that a friend of mine makes. In May the crappie have slowed down some due to unusual cold fronts that have been moving through. If and when the weather stabilizes and it actually warms up the brush piles will produce like gang busters again! The bass are hanging out on the grass edges in about 7 ft of water and are biting. The shad spawn has the bass in a frenzy and they are eating spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, and crankbaits! Topwater action has been good with chugbugs and frogs. I like to look for pepper grass and when I find it I will cast a frog in there and hold on! Its awesome!

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 19)

GOOD. Water stained; 55-58 degrees; 3.33 feet low. Fishing remains the same as we head into another cold front. Bass are good on Carolina rigs and crankbaits in the points, ditches and drains. Crappie are good on live minnows, then jigs after the live bite subsides. You will find them in creeks and river channels. Catfish are good in shallow to 15 feet of water, moving towards the creeks. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.

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