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Big Buck

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #15 on: Mar 18, 2021, 02:22 PM »
As usual BigR right on point great post...the Missy lake side bite has been good for a few weeks...after this rain I'm hoping the river bite gets going...easy Pickens!!!!

techja

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #16 on: Mar 20, 2021, 08:12 PM »
Has anyone been able to catch any fish with the high water? Hopefully the warm weather and steady barometric pressure will help turn things around.

bherr24

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #17 on: Mar 20, 2021, 11:06 PM »
I havent been over there since the rain but heard its up and muddy. I would think upriver will be good for crappie as soon as the levels drop and it clears up. I have all this week off so hopefully it clears soon...if not i may take my boy over and try for some cats instead.

bherr24

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #18 on: Mar 22, 2021, 09:22 PM »
Took a trip upriver around hogsback at missy today just to see if any fish were up that way yet. Water was up a little and still kinda brown from the rain. Caught 3 white bass and one crappie. Didnt see anyone else fishing.

fishogger

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #19 on: Mar 23, 2021, 06:54 AM »
best bet after rain is cats indeed.  creek mouths back end of shallow bays or pinch points like bridge areas are prime for next several weeks.  they will be migrating up stream gradually till spawn.  next month they will stack up below the dams till spawn.  best time of the year to battle big channel cats!  dont forget to chum a bit to up the action.
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techja

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #20 on: Mar 23, 2021, 04:48 PM »
Caught a couple of 14.5 inch white bass this afternoon on jigs looking for crappie upstream on missy as well. Caught several 12 inch and smaller. No crappies

bigr

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #21 on: Mar 24, 2021, 05:27 AM »
Fished missy today for first time this year. Kept 22 and threw back probably 30 or more. Water was muddy and the fish were shallow up near the banks. I fished closer to the dam and was the only person there but i heard red bridge area was good as well.
Same here. Just small white bass. I know crappie are close by. Their migration starts over night and locations change day by day. Don't be surprised to go back to same location and catch nothing but crappie today or next time you go.

bigr

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #22 on: Mar 25, 2021, 05:51 AM »
Worked the river further upstream on the missy around the jalapa battle ground area yesterday. The white bass are running in good numbers. Caught atleast 40 in several different spots. A few crappie. They havn't made it up that far yet but I'm certain a person could work the river down stream closer to the resi they would find larger numbers of both crappie and white bass. If weather permits I may work that section this evening. Predicted rain will move the fish but should get the big run going real fast. 

bherr24

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #23 on: Mar 25, 2021, 07:01 AM »
I tried yesterday in the river closer to the resi a little east of 13 and didnt find any crappie and just a couple white bass. I then tried a spot between red bridge and 13 and didnt get a bite. Water was muddier at that spot though. I did not go up to 688 area which i fished monday but i did drive by a popular spot just down from there and didnt see a single vehicle in the parking area. I almost feel like the big push of crappie didnt happen with that latest rain. Either that or there just being tight lipped. I think the lake needs to be a little higher to back up into these spots. The first spot i tried tonight was low and the big stumps i get fish off usually were not yet under water. If we get a bunch of rain i think the run will happen this time especially as they start holding water in april.

bigr

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #24 on: Mar 25, 2021, 08:37 AM »
I think your right bherr about the crappie. I fished the river around the pearson mill area a couple days ago and picked up a few small crappie and a few white bass but not the big push of fish. Everyday is different now with the warm air but the water level rising or fallen from a rain is what really drives them. I expect the big push also after the rain as long as its not followed by a real cold front. If that happens the big run may be closer to the next full moon phase. The white bass run has started with the early smaller fish. The bigger fish will follow soon but even that run will slow until the next moon phase. I think we're just a few days from it being full so after that the fish will loss their drive for awhile but the days leading up to the april full moon you can mark on your calendar. 

techja

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #25 on: Mar 25, 2021, 12:31 PM »
Caught about 12 crappie at Red Bridge this morning on jigs, only 6 were in the 10 inch range. Fished upstream missy yesterday but only caught small white bass.

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #26 on: Mar 25, 2021, 06:32 PM »
i caught some crappie up river a long ways.  I pitched minnows on floats by the tube off bellville rd by hw69.  all sizes caught from 6" to 14".  kept 18 for dinner.  fished till rain got me wet.

bherr24

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #27 on: Mar 25, 2021, 08:03 PM »
I too got into some crappie today fishing just downstream from red bridge on north side. Slow bite to be sure but kept 6 fish from 10 to 12 inches and cleaned em up to give to my wifes grandfather. Water still dirty but not near as bad as it was the other day. Rainin now and radar dont look promising...guessing my next outing will be up river and there should be some fish up there then.

bigr

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #28 on: Mar 26, 2021, 05:38 AM »
I fished the reenactment area again and the white bass were stacked. Used a white 3in twister with my 8ft crappie rod. What a pull they give in the slow current. 30 to 40 all sizes but not sure I caught even one female. Still very early but they are there in good numbers when you find the spots. Just a few black crappie. We'll need some more water in the river to bring em up that far.

fishogger

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Re: Get ready on Resi's
« Reply #29 on: Mar 26, 2021, 07:49 AM »
sounds like fun bigr.  i kinda miss the white bass entertainment.  dont have any where i fish now days.  last time i caught some was in monticello.  not big but fun and lots of them there.  i really enjoy fishing those rivers in that area.  you never know what youll hook into. very diverse fisheries!  most guys over there drift hair jigs under floats.

going to be chocolate milk instead of water here for a long while.  the creek i checked early this morning was gushing rapids! lol  didnt even get out of the truck to cast.  they are blown back out in the river now hanging in current breaks along shore somewhere.
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

 



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