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Offline Tweeder

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Plez 6/16
« on: June 17, 2018, 12:30 PM »
Last minute decision paid off. Boated 60 crappie last night with a buddy drop shotting minnows. Nothin big but kept 17. Mostly black crappie with a handful of white crappie. Forgot the name but burger joint off lake pleasant road was generous with minnows and opened later than most. Beautiful night on the water and almost as shocking as the number of crappie was not a single other was species caught
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Re: Plez 5/16
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 05:50 PM »
Wow, nice report.  Bet it was a lot of fun.  Did you fish in that area beforehand to know where to go?

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Re: Plez 5/16
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 06:17 PM »
Nice, had to be a fantastic night out as cool as it was during the day with no wind. I need to try casting a jig around in the area except the dang big stripers have been going crazy on surface. Thanks for the report
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Re: Plez 5/16
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 07:20 PM »
Matt I have fished the area I was in before but not in a few years, this was only my second trip to Pleasant this year and the first trip wasn't for crappie. 
Bruce you would have been proud, I actually tied on a 1/8 oz jig with BBC and caught a few casting without bait. 
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Re: Plez 5/16
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 05:29 AM »
Cool, I didn't realize how much the lake was down
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Re: Plez 5/16
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 10:10 AM »
I was talking to a guy on the Arizona Striper Fishing group on Facebook who said he's been nailing crappie at Plez for the last 4-5 years. He's been noticing a real upward trend with the crappie population there. It made me a little interested in heading out there for crappie instead of stripers!

Also, the subject of your post is "5/16". Was this a trip in May or June?
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Re: Plez 5/16
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 05:36 PM »
This report on Lake Pleasant gives me hope of catching a few more crappie while I am still able to get out there in this life.  My favorite crappie lake has been allowed to die again as confirmed with a phone call today to the SC game and fish.  Probably another 3 to 5 years before SC has "keepable" crappie and that is only if we get unusual/unlikely rain/snow up north in the next few years.

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/az/nwis/uv?cb_all_=on&cb_00054=on&cb_00065=on&cb_00065=on&format=gif_default&site_no=09469000&period=50&begin_date=2018-06-12&end_date=2018-06-19

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Re: Plez 5/16
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2018, 09:03 AM »
I was talking to a guy on the Arizona Striper Fishing group on Facebook who said he's been nailing crappie at Plez for the last 4-5 years. He's been noticing a real upward trend with the crappie population there. It made me a little interested in heading out there for crappie instead of stripers!

Also, the subject of your post is "5/16". Was this a trip in May or June?

Good catch Phreek! Fixed now, it was June not May. 

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Re: Plez 6/16
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2018, 01:05 PM »
I wasn't with Kevin on this trip, but I can say I haven't really noticed any changes in the crappie fishing.  When I've targeted them over the last 15 years or so I've fished plez I've been able to find them and catch them fairly easily and decent numbers.  What I can't figure out is how to find bigger ones.  I don't know if the habit doesn't work for large crappie or what, but I have never noticed a shortage in the population. 

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Re: Plez 6/16
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2018, 02:08 PM »
I wasn't with Kevin on this trip, but I can say I haven't really noticed any changes in the crappie fishing.  When I've targeted them over the last 15 years or so I've fished plez I've been able to find them and catch them fairly easily and decent numbers.  What I can't figure out is how to find bigger ones.  I don't know if the habit doesn't work for large crappie or what, but I have never noticed a shortage in the population. 

I haven't caught a crappie there in over a decade, so catching 1 would be an "upward trend" for me. lol

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Re: Plez 6/16
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2018, 04:42 PM »
saw two little 1 1/2" white crappie floating dead Wednesday after the stripers had come through destroying what I thought were all shad :dontknow: catch nice size in the spring both black and white but after that I am chasing stripers so I don't work at the crappie fishing. Occasionally catch nice size ones on spoons during the summer it is amazing how deep the bigger crappie hide to avoid the stripers have caught several where the air bladder is in their mouth almost like lg. mouths at times.
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Re: Plez 6/16
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2018, 04:51 PM »
saw two little 1 1/2" white crappie floating dead Wednesday after the stripers had come through destroying what I thought were all shad :dontknow: catch nice size in the spring both black and white but after that I am chasing stripers so I don't work at the crappie fishing. Occasionally catch nice size ones on spoons during the summer it is amazing how deep the bigger crappie hide to avoid the stripers have caught several where the air bladder is in their mouth almost like lg. mouths at times.

How deep would you think is "too deep" to catch a crappie? I found some beautiful structure at 90' in Humbug when I was striper fishing back there last week.  I know they won't necessarily be that deep, but if the structure/trees are down there, would they maybe go? If I can catch crappie at Plez, I'll take that over stripers any day.

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Re: Plez 6/16
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2018, 03:06 PM »
I think the deepest I have caught a crappie on a spoon at pleasant was 55' and it was near the bottom and it's air bladder was in its mouth have had that happen several times.
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Re: Plez 6/16
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2018, 03:45 PM »
55' in surface to bottom or were they suspended in 55'?
The trees I found in 90' were about 15' tall so that would bring it up to 75' or so. I swear I was graphing something in those trees...

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Re: Plez 6/16
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2018, 06:37 AM »
55' of water to the bottom (one of the few areas with out trees in the river)
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