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Old 04-11-2018, 08:28 AM
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Morning Guys. Just checking in to see if I have missed the spawn or is all the screwy weather keeping them confused? Merv, you've found some trolling, you think those are post spawn or pre-spawn fish? I think I am going to get out Saturday and fish as long as my boat is back from the shop. I found out that over heat alarm I was hearing turned out to be a fuel issue.... Everytime I pushed in the choke on the key it was spraying fuel down the front of the engine, could have caught the boat on fire, shame it did not.
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:03 AM
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Iím gonna try them on old hick Friday, I think itíll be a great weekend to catch a boat load. But I think that every weekend.


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Old 04-11-2018, 02:29 PM
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They bjig females I caught yesterday were suspended over 25-30 FOW and definitely still full of eggs.
Until the water warms up to 60, they'll hang over deep water.
That could be this weekend!


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Old 04-11-2018, 02:49 PM
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They bjig females I caught yesterday were suspended over 25-30 FOW and definitely still full of eggs.
Until the water warms up to 60, they'll hang over deep water.
That could be this weekend!


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Thank you! I should have my boat back so I can go Saturday. The float in the oil tank is causing the alarm to go off, the fuel issue was just something else going on. YAY boats.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:43 PM
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I canít post through the regular forum for some reason.

But the Crappie I caught Sunday were out deep and full of eggs. Water is still cold.


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Old 04-12-2018, 10:45 PM
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Me and a friend went to JPP yesterday. Launched from Fate Sanders. We ended the day with 21 keepers. My friend took 8 home with him and I kept the rest. I had 8 females and 6 were spawned out and 2 still had eggs. We found a couple places with 61 degree water temps. My past experience tells me that the spawn is underway and will continue until the next full moon.... weather permitting. We saw a lot of trollers and spider rigs. Everyone was catching some here and there. There were several people fishing from the boat dock closest to the river. I saw them catch some. Not sure when I can get back out. I think the wife gave me the crud. Something I didn't need.
We caught them using several methods. I make a pony head and had caught several on them. Some were on minnows and most were on an old Ozark Secrets 1/16 oz tube jig under a float about 3 feet.
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Old 04-14-2018, 05:41 PM
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I think the blackcrappie are just about completed spawn.
The white crappie spawn later.
My 2Ę worth.
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:14 PM
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Just a question for you boys. Has anyone seen Dogwoods blooming north of I-40? That’s my trigger for shallow spawning crappie. I haven’t seen any yet.
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Just a question for you boys. Has anyone seen Dogwoods blooming north of I-40? Thatís my trigger for shallow spawning crappie. I havenít seen any yet.


The dogwoods are in full bloom in Rutherford County.
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:22 PM
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They have not started yet on Old Hickory. Water was 58 yesterday, and 56 today.
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Old 04-15-2018, 05:19 PM
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The crappie spawn is all over the place......as in ready...not ready....maybe....sometimes. Some lakes are having some spawn while some are not really thinking about it. I have not fished JPP and can't speak to that lake. Crappie are subject to have eggs in them just about all year long. Looking at the fish I have cleaned from Nickajack....Old Hickory....Center Hill....none of them remotely even showed blood lines. Now I understand some folks have found blood lines in the fish they have cleaned. I think the chance to catch crappie shallow is yet to come.

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