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we have been catching a lot of large crappie and a few blue gill, using fat head shinners (rosy reds) pond in laplata, md.....also, lots of very large crappie, near the woodrow wilson bridge, in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Feb 26, 2012.

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At 6:45am on July 5, 2013, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

Thanks was too late by the time I saw I missed your call.....we'll be in touch...hope you had a great fourth.......

At 6:13am on March 2, 2013, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

Just chugging along Brian.....we're stuck in this up and down weather pattern so the water temperatures are following suit.......However, it is March and things will gradually improve...Looking forward to a great season and all indications are good at this point......White Perch anglers in Carolina have begun to search for their favorite panfish which normally picks up here when water temperatures steady out above 50.....All of my fishing improves greatly around Good Friday and often a little earlier to align with the first days of Spring.......Got to get old man winter out of here and shut the door behind him!  See you soon and good luck on the water.....

At 9:36am on February 21, 2013, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

I don't use any type of leader material Brian but it depends more on the water you fish in my opinion.....Take the Cooper River in South Carolina for example......MANY successful Coppernose anglers fish with a leader near or on bottom and catch big coppernose and shellcrackers alike....This occurs in tidal/tannic water...I think you could still catch staging fish in my region but I would be hesitant in the shallows but I must admit I employ heavy cover monofilament more than 90% of the time.....I cannot be convinced that it impacts my fishing negatively although more folks like smaller line and I certainly don't blame them for using their preference when it comes to any tackle......I believe you could still catch Coppernose in tannic waters with a leader but it would not be my preferred method....I like to use jigs and bugs and the heavier line I use, I know I'm robbing these baits of some of their action thus I add a live bait tip for best results.....

At 9:23am on January 29, 2013, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

Wish you guys luck Brian.....just let me know the date/time and we'll see what's going on...

At 9:27am on January 28, 2013, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

Thanks for the invite Brian.....counting down the days for sure.....winter fishing although challenging and rewarding to catch a few fish......I prefer the 8 to 9 months out of the year that I can enjoy the many scenic locations and all that mother nature has to offer here in coastal Carolina and Southeast Virginia......I'm convincced that the fierce bite we take part in during the early spring comes from the fish turning on from a relative hibernation period.....Easter is always great fishing in this region and I suspect 2013 will follow suit, no reason to believe any different at this point......

At 11:40am on January 19, 2013, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

Same Here Brian, the lake has a lot of potential and it will be interesting to watch it progress.....We'll get you down here as soon as things pick up......Things can take off for me around Easter and even March for a good Crappie bite.....The last month has definitely been challenging with so much variation in temperatures...75 one day and 40 the next....Forecast for the remainder of January looks the same for us here in Carolina...some teens in the forecast but some 60s too.......We'll be in touch Brian....don't know about Deep Creek Lake.....don't remember seeing any posts here on that lake.....

At 4:13pm on February 6, 2012, Jeffrey D. Abney said…

Welcome Brian.....I'm ready for the Spring rush......

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