Table Rock Lake

Doty’s Table Rock Point 5 crappie report, March 11

Posted by Phil Lilley on March 12th, 2014
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Went back to the point 15 area about 10 a.m. and caught my first keeper crappie in 20 feet of water about 10 minutes into fishing.  Did not catch another one keeper till after 4.  The wind was blowing hard and I worked every inch of the Peach Orchard and Stones Flat in all depths of water and just could not find a keeper that wanted to bite.  Did pick up a few shorts here and there but nothing to pattern.  

Finally ran all the way up Flat Creek till the deepest water I could find was 5 feet and worked may way back out.  Caught a nice chunky small mouth way up there and a short crappie here and there on the way out.  Got into a big flat area and started picking up a bunch of small male whites in 5-7 feet of water along with a few short crappies.  Was just about to give up, go home and have dinner, but wanted to try 2 more spots on the way out.  The first spot I pulled up to was stumps in 7-9 feet of water on the flat above the bridge.  First cast and a 13 inch crappie.

Ended up pulling 7 more keepers out of that stump wade, 4 shorts, and 2 bass.  Decided it was time to go about 45 minutes before dark and pulled off the stump.  It was a long day that ended with a bang.  The crappie have moved up into the shallows and were holding on structure today.  Sure wish I made that move this morning instead of working 16-30 feet of water all day in that wind.

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