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I've yet to catch a crappie in moving water.....haven't really put forth the effort to specifically target them in moving water but they'll hit a plethora of baits.....did you float this or only wade? Nice.
 

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Mostly waded. Did bring the yak to carry gear.
I'm game anytime/anywhere dude. Wading or taking yaks. Either is fine. I've been wanting to get some smallmouths on the long rod. I've finally gotten over this ailment for the most part it seems. Trout/bronze whatever as long as it's in a flow.
 

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I wish I could say I know this spot from experience, but I don't think I do. Looks great Ken, particularly that bend with the large boulders. Shoot me a PM with the details :).

Wademaster, crappie in the moving water are very common in the warmer streams to your east. I got bit by a crappie using a weigthless lizard last time out and ended up catching it on an inline spinner with a followup cast. I catch plenty trolling cranks upstream and downstream, usually small ones.
 

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I wish I could say I know this spot from experience, but I don't. Looks great Ken, particularly that bend with the large boulders. Shoot me a PM with the details :).

Wademaster, crappie in the moving water are very common in the warmer streams to your east. I got bit by a crappie using a weigthless lizard last time out and ended up catching it on an inline spinner with a followup cast. I catch plenty trolling cranks upstream and downstream, usually small ones.
Right, it seems they're usually from that direction. I've had guys tell me they've caught crappie in the Y but I've never tried for them. As mentioned, I've fished moving waters quite rigorously in my life and still have never hooked up with one.
 

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Same here it is hard to believe there are no crappie in the deep. Ive just never founf them.

Gene - Red》X《 - Asheboro
 

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Right, it seems they're usually from that direction. I've had guys tell me they've caught crappie in the Y but I've never tried for them. As mentioned, I've fished moving waters quite rigorously in my life and still have never hooked up with one.
Hello Wm.....there are crappie in almost every water with redbreast. Just maybe fewer west.....I was catching crappie in the Pigg river north of you and also catching smallies a couple years back
 
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Hello Wm.....there are crappie in almost every water with redbreast. Just maybe fewer west.....I was catching crappie in the Pigg river north of you and also catching smallies a couple years back
I figure as much. I'm not familiar with the Pigg but I am with most others relative to my location. No crappie that I've seen. In still waters I've caught them on everything imaginable from a fly to a crank to a spinner to a topwater. Not the first one in moving water yet......
 

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FW, this section was just downstream of the lower dam bracketing the "heavily patrolled" water. There are right many rock bluffs and such for the first 1 mile below the dam. Downstream a bit, the streambed gradient eases up some and the water averages a little deeper in depth. This is mostly rock and gravel bottom stream with lots of skinny water. The bass were mostly in very shallow(3"-6") water in the AM hours thus easily spooked. I had planned on working submerged rock structure with large streamers but that plan was DOA. I tied on a hopper pattern and the gentle dry fly like presentations did not send the bass into hiding. I think this would be a great place to go when other streams get blown out, but other than that, I really have no use for this water unless some bucket stocked it with Roanokes at some point. I was just intrigued by this stretch because I just happened to cross over on my way to a job site.

WM, some dude told me the Y was full of them around Elkin. I've never caught any but that does not mean they are not there. He told me to anchor a boat near wood cover in Feb and cane pole the wood with minnows.
 

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FW, this section was just downstream of the lower dam bracketing the "heavily patrolled" water. There are right many rock bluffs and such for the first 1 mile below the dam. Downstream a bit, the streambed gradient eases up some and the water averages a little deeper in depth. This is mostly rock and gravel bottom stream with lots of skinny water. The bass were mostly in very shallow(3"-6") water in the AM hours thus easily spooked. I had planned on working submerged rock structure with large streamers but that plan was DOA. I tied on a hopper pattern and the gentle dry fly like presentations did not send the bass into hiding. I think this would be a great place to go when other streams get blown out, but other than that, I really have no use for this water unless some bucket stocked it with Roanokes at some point. I was just intrigued by this stretch because I just happened to cross over on my way to a job site.

WM, some dude told me the Y was full of them around Elkin. I've never caught any but that does not mean they are not there. He told me to anchor a boat near wood cover in Feb and cane pole the wood with minnows.
I always figured they had to be there due to Kerr Scott. Maybe one day I'll encounter one in a flow....
 

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Crappy are common in the Deep.City Lake and Randleman are full of them, so it goes to figure. We used to catch them in the river below the old Oakdale Cotton Mill in Jamestown.
 
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