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Author Topic:  Lake Shelbyville Crappie fishing  (Read 1923 times)

Offline lipripper

Lake Shelbyville Crappie fishing
« on: July 07, 2017, 05:42:20 PM »
OK thought I would stop by and do a little fishing report. John and I did something we haven't done in years. We bought some minnows I bet it's been over 10 years since we have fished for Crappie with minnows but with the high water and the big shad hatch that they just had down here we know then with these conditions minnow fishing is the best option, We started off the day at daybreak and John was throwing an Erie Dearie with a night crawler on it to try and catch a walleye and I was throwing a Road Runner along the rip rap by this railroad bridge. The water was as high as right to the top arches but now it's gone down to what you see here now.
we fish this area for about 1/2 hour and didn't catch any fish so we moved around to the other side of the bridge and still wasn't getting any bites. We move out to a spot a little further out int the cove that we knew had lots of stumps and small trees sticking up but now with all the high water you could only see one tree and a couple of tops on another of the trees. After throwing a roadrunner for about 1/2 hour with only one keeper and very few bites we switched to our jigging poles with a small Aberdeen hook and a small split shot and started catch Crappie  nothing to brag about which is another reason we don't like fishing with minnows we were only catching one keeper for every 10 to 12 fish. The wind picked up and it was getting harder to hold the boat on the cover where we needed to be. We had 5 dozen minnows and ended the morning with 14 keepers ranging in size from 9 & 3/4" to a couple of 11" nothing to big but they will fry up nice. We will more than likely introduce them to Mr Crisco tomorrow night cause when we got home today we spent three hours grill up some burgers and Brats and a bug thick slab of ham and some Pork chops wrapped in bacon .yum.yum. Anyway tomorrow I think John wants to throw some top water baits for some Bass in the morning so we won't be getting any minnows for tomorrow. I will be doing a Bass report tomorrow and hope we have some pictures to share also. 




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Offline fish365

Re: Lake Shelbyville Crappie fishing
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2017, 05:46:20 PM »
Nice crappie. Thanks for the report.
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Re: Lake Shelbyville Crappie fishing
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2017, 05:52:28 PM »
Nice lookin' bunch of white specs lipper.  A friend of mine guided for crappie on Truman Lake for 20 years.  He has always said larger crappie are caught on artificial baits than minnows.
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Offline lipripper

Re: Lake Shelbyville Crappie fishing
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 06:04:58 PM »
Nice lookin' bunch of white specs lipper.  A friend of mine guided for crappie on Truman Lake for 20 years.  He has always said larger crappie are caught on artificial baits than minnows.
He is right for sure and we don't like using them but under the conditions we had it was either that or only catch a few on lures or catch a bunch of fish and only keep a few but now we have enough for a fish fry.  :D

Offline Jigfishn10

Re: Lake Shelbyville Crappie fishing
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 09:36:55 AM »
Looks like a crap load. :D

It really looks like a lot of fun, hope you have a delicious fish fry! :thumbs-up:

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