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 (Dec. 1)

GOOD. Water stained; 62 degrees; 3.30 feet low. Bass are relating to points and main lake brush piles using jigging spoons and crankbaits. Crappie continue to migrate into the river, with catches in the brushpiles using whitehead jigs or minnows. Catfish continue to move into shallow water and into the creeks. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.

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