SoonerBass replied the topic:#615515 Nov 2012 19:17
Great podcast guys, lot of good tips in there. I am definitely gonna buy some of those Lake Fork Baby Shads Brim talked about next time I am at Bass Pro. If they are as good for crappie and bass as the bigger lake fork magic shads have been for me for bass in the past then I will be very happy!
redhook62 replied the topic:#614915 Nov 2012 18:07
I've been fishing only artificials for crappie and doing pretty well. Today I bagged a 14" fat one at a Lisle pond with a pumpkin/chartreuse BPS squirming squirt, on a 1/32 oz jig. I caught 3 others around 9" and a dozen bluegill on my lunch break.
I was doing okay with some gulp chartreuse minnows over the weekend also.
I'd love to try minnows at some point, but since I mostly run and gun, the artificials reduce the hassles.
I haven't tried Hidden Lake FP for a while, and never tried for crappie there. Maybe next week.
hittheriver7 replied the topic:#614815 Nov 2012 17:35
Anyone working Hidden Lake(s) for crappie? I got out yesterday just for 45 mins with no luck. hit the areas with fish cribs. Within minutes the fish cop was making small talk. He told me where the crappies usually are being caught, tried with no results. May just be a little late in the season for artificials.