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04-04-2008, 07:53 PM
boy oh boy have been out fishing several times the past two weeks and have not caught a single crappie have hit all the brush that i know of and all the spots that people have been telling me about .
the water temp has been holding steady at right around 43-46 degrees .water has been muddie everyday. and have throwed everything at them but minnows have them in mind for sunday .

just wanted to see if anyone else has been having this much fun :eek::eek:

just wanted to vent a little .


04-04-2008, 07:57 PM
I know how you feel, I have been able to catch trout n bass but no crappie. I fish from shore so I am limited to where I can fish. But I know the water will warm up and crappie will move in too. So hang in there.

04-04-2008, 08:01 PM
Try the head waters of the lake you are fishing for warmer waters and possibly less mud!

old man hemi
04-04-2008, 08:05 PM
Hi Scott
What part of western Md are you from and what lakes have you been fishing?

04-04-2008, 10:02 PM
i live in garrett county and have been to the yough res. deep creek don't hold alot of crappie they say but they just opened the docks the other day.

04-05-2008, 05:59 AM
Try the head waters of the lake you are fishing for warmer waters and possibly less mud!

Great advice.....with all the flooding in this part of the country thats all that has been working for me lately,and that has been spotty at best.

stinkies daddy
04-05-2008, 07:52 AM
Down here in arkansas, atleast the the north west corner, it has been terrible we have fished all over and hard not shallow not deep not on the drop offs not in the brush. I think they may have gone to texas for a convention.

beagle man
04-05-2008, 08:01 AM
I haven't been in three week's,and gettin the itch. oh well yard is lookin good, gettin the lawn mower's ready to go, gonna clean the pond area today and put a new axel under the boat trailer tomorrow, so if ya'll get to go say a kind word to the fish cause it's gonna get rough on them soon.

04-05-2008, 09:01 PM
At that temp. I would think they are staging at the mouth of the rivers and coves depending on the temp.

04-05-2008, 11:47 PM
I'm sure fishing in Georgia is WAY DIFFERENT but during our winter when the water was those temps I was catching fish in the mouths of creeks in 35-45 feet of water. Since I night fish I was tightlining minnows fishing very near the bottom. Some nights they'd bite, others they wouldnt. Just the least little changes would stop the bite.......rain, colder weather changing water temps a couple degrees, bright moon, etc. If I were fishing the daytime ijn those temps I'd probably try drift fishing using minnows and would be paying ALOT of attention to what my sonar was seeing.

04-07-2008, 08:56 PM
well fellas i went back over to the lake and headed to the head waters and it was warmer water and alot clearer took the whole arsonal then worms minnows and tubes and so on and the headwaters of this lake the water is right around 15 ft in the river channel and the sorronding edges it has about 3 ft of water so me and a friend spebnt the better part of an afternoon drifting among the brush and trees and in the river channel to once again end up empty in the live well.

many people have told me that the yough lake is very hard to fish for anything let alone target certain fish and i am beginning to believe them it was a slight overcast and the water temp was right aroubnd 46 degrees .

so untill next time ,


04-07-2008, 09:02 PM
Fish are looking for warmer water and food. The muddy water is warmer on top (from the sun) and you might be surprised at how shallow they will be sunning themselves. Might try 1-5 feet deep, from the bank to about 30-ft from the bank. Remember also they are like nomads, one day here ...one day gone,. Put the long rods out and kick on the troll motor (cover more water increases your odds).