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Blake and I took a short jaunt to the fish. I had a moment and he was about to explode if we didn't fish. I met a buddy and it took just an hour to put dinner on the table. The crappie are biting, for real! I wish the weather weren't turning. Blake went from soaking bait to fishing artificials last year. He proved himself again this morning.
 

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awesome! man!... blake is a spitting image of his daddy!! betcha you are a proud papa!! I cant wait to start popping some bobbers for hungry crappies!!
 

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Thanks fellas. I am very proud of my boy. He has endured 4-5ft heads seas on the Phat Cat for over 4 hours, stayed offshore for two days, hunted multiple times in 20ish degree weather, hunted snakes all day in the summer, camped on PINS for 3 days and never complained. He just begs to go fishing, hunting, herping (snake hunting) or whatever I do. He is a champ! I love him more than air.

As for you Ronnie. Get the slip bobber ready! The crappie are waiting....
 

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That second pic is priceless Brandon! His smile matches the saying on his t-shirt...and he's in shorts and dad is in a full parka! LOL

Your and his good times and just beginning!
 

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Thanks again fellas. Yeah, the shirt was fitting. It is mine, but the wind was so tough I had to give it to him. The only thing I had left to put on was the jacket. The wind was incredible yesterday.
 

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Nice stringer ...

I have a Crappie question. I live on the Nueces river below the dam at Lake Corpus Christi. Right now they are catching a lot of Crappie near the dam. I'm wondering if they venture down my way when spawning. I am about 4 miles below the dam.

Guess I could grab a bucket of minners and go find out, huh? :rolleyes:
 

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Nice stringer ...

I have a Crappie question. I live on the Nueces river below the dam at Lake Corpus Christi. Right now they are catching a lot of Crappie near the dam. I'm wondering if they venture down my way when spawning. I am about 4 miles below the dam.

Guess I could grab a bucket of minners and go find out, huh? :rolleyes:

I am sure they do head down the river once they are done. Give me a shout and I wil tell you how to catch them. (817) 714-2886
 

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I remember my first fishing trip to Bob Hall Pier with my dad and brothers. I had my own little Penn 9M reel...(I believe that was the model)...and had already practiced casting it out in the street before the trip. I was four years old.
Fishing has been a part of my life ever since....

Congrats!!
 

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I am sure they do head down the river once they are done. Give me a shout and I will tell you how to catch them. (817) 714-2886

Thanks ....I'm headed up to the big Hemorrhoid to the big fishing show at George R. Brown for Wed. and maybe Thurs. but if/when I decide to give them a shot i'll give you a call.

I've caught bass up to 6½ pounds and catfish up to 10 pounds down there but have never tried for crappie. I'm sure there is a technique.
 

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those Penn No. 9's are AWSOME...I still use the one that my grandfather bought in the 50's and gave to me as a christmas present when I was 7 or 8.

-Patrick
 

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them bony things are good when fried to a nice golden brown :) my favorite fish to eat! catching them is compable to making bait on the Big E.. but up here, thats about the best eating fish around :) you get up this ways, and I will take ya out- bait fishing ! :)
 

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Pope! call me tomorrow! I found some spawing black crappie on Benbrook- right outside the entrance to Benbrook marina on the north bank. they are all up in the bushes in 3-4 of water. stacked in there!!! each bush has 2-3 in it!
 

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i think Pope had another crappie smackdown today ;) i turned him onto a few little critters in a hole thats been held sacred for a couple months now :)
 

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Yeah, we had a smack down. Blake really learned to work the jig today. He is nearly self sufficient. We have a little detail work to be done that can only be learned through practice.







My shoulder may be out for now, but I can still do the fresh thing. Two things I love to catch up here. Smallmouth and crappie. Shit! I love it! Thanks for the tip Ronnie. I never made it to your hole, but may have blown by them headed to @#$%^&. Can't say where. It would give it away. Never know who is lurking.
 

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Wow, I just saw how much he has changed since last year's creek crappie season. He started artificials last year, grew a few more inches and can work the jigs so much better now that his fine motor skills have been honed. Learning to write helps for working jigs!
 
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