Kelly Matthews

Crappie fishing is good!! - Long Lining is still slow - but it should pickup by this coming week as we are getting warmer weather coming! I was on the water today 02/02/2008 with Randall and Donna Jean we had a good day with 51 keeper crappie - all crappie came from spider rigging river channel ledges. Spider Rigging river channel ledges in 12 to 14 feet of water from Three Mile all the way up to Riverside is producing good stringers of crappie. If you are not setup to spider rig use the bottom bumping technique in the same areas - use a 1/2 oz weight come up 20 inches and tie on a Eagle Claw #2 snelled hook and your ready to go. Working ledges in 12 to 14 feet of water slowly will produce good catches with this technique. With the cooler water temps good stringers of crappie are being caught shooting shallow water docks in 4 to 6 feet of water using a 1/24 oz lead head with a Southern Pro Stinger in Blue/Chartreuse color. Good crappie are also being caught at Cowan Creek tight lining minnows close to the bridge. I look for the trolling bite to really get going over the next few days as the water temperature continues to warm. "Good Fishin" - Kelly

Fish Species: Crappie
Bait Used: minnows
Tackle Used: 1/2 oz weight and a eagle claw #2 snelled hook
Method Used: Spider Rigging
Water Depth: 12-14
Water Temperature: 49-50
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Randall and Donna Jean from Tn. 51 keeper crappie
Randall and Donna Jean from Tn. 51 keeper crappie

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Kelly Matthews

About The Author: Kelly Matthews

Company: Weiss Lake Guides

Area Reporting: Weiss Lake Centre Alabama

Bio: Offering year round guided crappie trips on World Famous Weiss LAke in Centre Alabama.

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