SLABSAUCE Crappie Attractant |
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Strategies for Fall Crappies?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Holly Springs, NC
    Posts
    383
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Strategies for Fall Crappies?

    Been having a difficult time lately catching crappie on Harris, must be doing something wrong. Fish seem to be everywhere (according to fish finder) but they just don't seem to bite, so maybe I'm in the wrong spots even though it seems there are plenty of fish around.

    On Sunday morning I started early fishing for both crappie and bass. Marked fish and shad just about everywhere. I tried different depths and all sorts of lures, top to bottom, nothing but one small bass. What am I missing? Are they schooled up now or scattered? Deep or shallow? Can't figure it out :P

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    Location
    Cameron N.C.
    Posts
    724
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Ppowell, IMO , there others that say . their is still a good bite in Harris ,bass or crappie. I've not seen it. Now we can fish the hump de dump on the point at Jack. Been targeting bass lately, This is what I'm trying to understand. Imo I thank lake is compromised

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Holly Springs, NC
    Posts
    383
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The fish are there (at Harris) as demonstrated by Greggofish (local guide on Harris Greggofish Journal - Home | Facebook) on a daily basis. I even tried fishing with live shad but that can be a pain (catching bait) and even if I get bait finding fish that want to eat is difficult. Maybe I should switch to Jordan, I stay at Harris because it's a 15 minute drive vs 45 minutes

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Newport, SC
    Posts
    5,575
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Fish for one or the other at a time. Mixing bass with crappie fishing you may be giving in on crappie to easy. Pick your type of of fishing. Tight lining or trolling. Got to be you if others are catching and you aren't. Slow down and try different speeds, Jigs verses live bait. I know nothing about your lakes but but fish have to eat sometime. Good luck and I hope you figure it out.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    nc
    Posts
    1,320
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Sometimes it is worth the drive. Tillery is 25 minutes from the house but I usually go to High Rock which is 75 minutes.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    North carolina
    Posts
    19
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    few years ago jordan had big crappie dieoff and everyone overfished harris. with no slot and no limits crappie became decimated at Harris. Lake still has not recovered and probably will not unless limits are imposed.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Holly Springs, NC
    Posts
    383
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Dinkydow I'd have to disagree with that theory, I believe the crappie population in Harris is very healthy. The amount of shad in the lake borders on ridiculous, and crappie are prolific spawners. Even if they were hit hard they would rebound quickly. My experience has shown there are plenty of crappie, and white perch. Usually if I can't get the crappie at least the perch bite since they eat anything you put in front of them. Even they are hard to come by right now.

    I seem to struggle every October on Harris after the turnover and fish scatter all over the lake. I was thinking I was missing some fundamental piece of information that everyone else knew but me I'll just keep pounding away until I figure it out.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    179
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Something is going on down there and the fishing has been terrible and I thought after Jordan back up things may get a little better but for me it hasn't

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Granville County
    Posts
    77
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by billyniten View Post
    Something is going on down there and the fishing has been terrible and I thought after Jordan back up things may get a little better but for me it hasn't
    Water at Jordan is still a little warm. Some cold rains and daytime temps staying low, it will get better.
    Previously known as Spiderkayaker

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Clayton, NC
    Posts
    12
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Went on a Harris night stalk last week. Fished about 4 hours in about 13'. Caught 23 keepers between 9" and 12" (mostly 10+). First two hours were slow due to the moonlight having the shad scattered. As soon as the moon set, more shad showed up and things picked up. The bite was still good when I left, but had to leave due to an early appointment the next day.
    Name:  19394 (2).jpg
Views: 286
Size:  97.7 KB
    JCwaterboy. I love it when I'm having a crappie day!
    Likes ppowell LIKED above post

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

BACK TO TOP