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#3230581 - 04/24/13 04:27 PM Sardis Lake Crappie Fishing

Registered: 04/24/13
Posts: 1
Loc: TN

Hey Guys-

Dad and I have always enjoyed chasing bass on big lakes. Last year on the way home from Enid, he looks over at me and says "that's the last time I throw a carolina rig on main lake points all morning for five bites in the summer heat". He was kidding of course but he was serious about wanting to slow down and concentrate on killing crappie with a jigging pole in the back of a boat.

Fishing with your Dad should be the priority, so I've forfeited the turkeys this year and we've concentrated on Sardis this year and done fair to midland. We caught them using the grass in Hurricane a couple of times and know that cove fairly well but when they are not there, well they are not there.

I don't want anyone's favorite spot but if anyone could help with some waypoints to get us started, I would appreciate it greatly. We jig fish only, we are not pulling crankbaits or spider rigging.

I have a 19' Bass Tracker with a 90 on the back so I can get around to different areas if I knew where to head next.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again.

#3230636 - 04/24/13 05:05 PM Re: Sardis Lake Crappie Fishing [Re: KillDux]
10 Point

Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 2997
Loc: Memphis, TN

As far a places, check out Greasy Creek, Blackwater Cr, you already know Hurricane, Toby Tubby, Clear Creek are all good areas. I like to fish areas with standing timber for jigging, just a personal preference, everything East of Holiday Lodge has the timber and there are pockets of it in sections to the West as well. With the lake up close to summer pool, you will have no problem finding shallow cover in the backs of any of the creeks right now.

Trolling has been working better since the last big rain and cold front but they will load up shallow again as it warms the next few days, being on a full moon cycle doesn't hurt right now either.

Best advice I can give you on Sardis is watch the water levels, if it's falling, even a little, they will tend to pull back some. If you were catching them shallow and the water is falling, they will pull back out and usually get right on the bottom on some hard cover (like standing timber:)) or a creek ledge, same thing happens a lot on cold fronts. Also, if you're catching a lot of males shallow, the females are probably out a few feet deeper.

Good luck, hope some of that helps. Welcome to the forum too.
Missed it by that much....

#3231321 - 04/25/13 09:47 AM Re: Sardis Lake Crappie Fishing [Re: MFBAB]
TnDeer Old Timer
12 Point

Registered: 09/27/99
Posts: 5672
Loc: Birdsong Creek

Right now you need to be in the Blackwater creek, Piney Point and Buzzard's Roost areas. The reports I'm getting is they are catching them in 1.5 to 2 foot of water...
I'm not a gynecologist but I'll take a look

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