View Full Version : Beautiful day, good crappie bite

11-22-2013, 11:19 PM
Mid 50's with no wind, so I gave it a shot. A little rain, but I kept my float tube under a bridge and had a blast!

I have a bait casting reel on my L action spin rod with markers on the line to give me a exact depth of where my jig is.

Almost Thanksgiving, and the water is cooling down here in PA, water temp 52 near surface. The crappie are staying deep.

I caught about 50, and kept 10 for fillets. Medium size, 8" to 10". Best lures were a Trout Magnet chartreuse, a home tied chartreuse / white marabou jig, and a Gulp Alive minnow.

Tight Lines,




11-22-2013, 11:26 PM
Heck it is a 52 degree water temp down here in central AR on my Home Lake I see your fishing a bridge..one of my fav Fall time patterns to. Congrats on your catch.

11-23-2013, 08:53 AM
I fished yesterday too. The water temp at my home lake was 43*. The rain held off for the first 2 1/2 hours, so i got some prime fishing in. Since it was my last day out, i kept a limit. Most were over 10" with a few big ones mixed in. Got them hang gliding jigs over brush in 16ft, 12ft down. Started raining so i called it a day. Putting the boat away but i might do some shore fishing til we get ice.

11-23-2013, 09:57 AM
Very nice!

Looks like an awesome day. WTG!

11-23-2013, 10:18 AM
From the picture I think I know exactly what bridge and what lake but I won't tell! Nice to know they are in there like that! If I ever see you there in a float tube I will give you a boat ride. I am usually in a 16' Lund by my self!!!

11-23-2013, 06:19 PM
Nice fishing for this time of year. It about time to start snowing up there.

eagle 1
11-23-2013, 07:32 PM
spent opening day of gun season for deer scouting ! 25 mph wind ,most of the day .:dono

11-25-2013, 12:56 PM
I too love fishing the bridge pillars.

11-26-2013, 02:36 PM
Great catch! Thats some good eating!

11-28-2013, 09:27 AM
I have had some super days under the bridges, even my personal best. Sounds like a good day.