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    After blanking 2 Fridays in a role on jigs i broke down and bought some minnows, Had 12 blacks most were around 10" 11 males and 1 female. Eggs still had a ways to go, also had 3 large bluegill and 8 bass that went all the way to shy 5lb, (201/4") out of the same spot. Fish were 9 feet deep over 15 feet of water. Temps were 61 to 63 when I left, wind was so bad I had to tie up to trees to fish.
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    Thanks for the report, buddy. At least someone can catch Crappie out of Cedar Creek ... ... I sure haven't the last several times I've tried.

    I see they're a couple weeks behind schedule, just like the Green River Lake fish.
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    Congrats on finding the fish. Cedar creek has not been very productive for me but I do not fish it often. I agree with CP that the crappie seem to be a little behind schedule this year.
    Yes, as a matter of fact, I do have a retirement plan...FISHING!
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    I did pretty good about the third week of April and they were right up on the bank and the water was 63-64 degrees. Its colder now than it was then. I would catch 15 6 inch fish to each biggun but I got some gooduns. Its a frustrating place to fish no doubt worse when its windy.

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    I know Blacknose Crappie are in Cedar Creek, because I've caught them ... and I'm almost sure there's some White Crappie in there, too, as I've caught one that looked more like a White Crappie than a Black Crappie. (all of which happened many years ago, and none were keeper size)

    So my question is : have any of ya'll that fish Cedar Creek caught an obvious White Crappie ?? And have any of ya'll caught any Blacknose ??

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    Iíve fished cedar creek several times big bluegills but never found big crappie. Guess I need to put out some brush


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    Quote Originally Posted by CrappiePappy View Post
    I know Blacknose Crappie are in Cedar Creek, because I've caught them ... and I'm almost sure there's some White Crappie in there, too, as I've caught one that looked more like a White Crappie than a Black Crappie. (all of which happened many years ago, and none were keeper size)

    So my question is : have any of ya'll that fish Cedar Creek caught an obvious White Crappie ?? And have any of ya'll caught any Blacknose ??
    Just blacks for me and I have fished it since they put the water in. Its not uncommon someone catches a odd fish in there. I saw a fella one night at the dock with a nice hybrid bass and I have seen some dandy smallmouth caught and released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadaim View Post
    Just blacks for me and I have fished it since they put the water in. Its not uncommon someone catches a odd fish in there. I saw a fella one night at the dock with a nice hybrid bass and I have seen some dandy smallmouth caught and released.
    Yeah, I've fished it since it opened, too .... not so much the last several years. I didn't know about the Hybrids, so I wonder if someone "planted" some in there on their own ?? I am not surprised by the Smallmouth, however, since they didn't do a good job of poisoning out the Shad or Green Sunfish ,etc. when they were starting to put the lake together.

    Rotenone was used to kill out any native species in Cedar Creek, but as I understand it ... it wasn't done extensively enough & many of those "unwanted" species survived. They may have forgotten that they tried doing that at Herrington, way back in its early years, to kill off the booming Gizzard Shad population ... and in fact all they did was kill off a major portion of the Smallmouth Bass that were native to the Dix River at the time. My Grandpa told me about a time when he went down there, after the spraying, and the lake was covered in dead Smallmouth. I've fished that lake since I was a kid, from one end to the other, and I've yet to catch a Smallmouth from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrappiePappy View Post
    Yeah, I've fished it since it opened, too .... not so much the last several years. I didn't know about the Hybrids, so I wonder if someone "planted" some in there on their own ?? I am not surprised by the Smallmouth, however, since they didn't do a good job of poisoning out the Shad or Green Sunfish ,etc. when they were starting to put the lake together.

    Rotenone was used to kill out any native species in Cedar Creek, but as I understand it ... it wasn't done extensively enough & many of those "unwanted" species survived. They may have forgotten that they tried doing that at Herrington, way back in its early years, to kill off the booming Gizzard Shad population ... and in fact all they did was kill off a major portion of the Smallmouth Bass that were native to the Dix River at the time. My Grandpa told me about a time when he went down there, after the spraying, and the lake was covered in dead Smallmouth. I've fished that lake since I was a kid, from one end to the other, and I've yet to catch a Smallmouth from there.
    Same for me I have fished Herrington off and on for almost 50 years and have yet to catch a smallmouth. I also heard it had rockfish at one time but I've yet to see one. I did hear the Hybrids have come back pretty good. I'm going on a guide trip on the 24th for hybrids at Herrington. I cant believe I'm hiring a guide for a lake I have fished all my life but he seems to be dialed in to consistent catches so he has figured out something I couldn't and from what he charges I just about cant fill my boat and truck up with gas. As far a Cedar goes I'm going to say that within the next month or 2 you will have a hard time finding water on it for the grass it is already getting bad. My plan is to spend most of this late spring and summer fishing Cumberland at night for crappie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadaim View Post
    Same for me I have fished Herrington off and on for almost 50 years and have yet to catch a smallmouth. I also heard it had rockfish at one time but I've yet to see one. I did hear the Hybrids have come back pretty good. I'm going on a guide trip on the 24th for hybrids at Herrington. I cant believe I'm hiring a guide for a lake I have fished all my life but he seems to be dialed in to consistent catches so he has figured out something I couldn't and from what he charges I just about cant fill my boat and truck up with gas. As far a Cedar goes I'm going to say that within the next month or 2 you will have a hard time finding water on it for the grass it is already getting bad. My plan is to spend most of this late spring and summer fishing Cumberland at night for crappie.
    You set up with lights when you fish Cumberland at night and have you ever fished Cedar at night with lights and for crappie.

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