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Hello, and WELCOME to On The Spot With Scott! You've found the website of the best crappie fishing and duck hunting guide service in North & Central Texas. My name is Scott Solis, and I've been fishing since I was 5 years old. Thanks to my father and his friends taking my friends and me crappie fishing, I've learned to love the sport. Back then, we used minnows, would anchor in some part of the lake and fish over the side of the boat. Sometimes we would use a bobber with a minnow and watch and hope to catch something. For the past 10 years, I've learned how to catch crappie without using minnows. Now, I use jigs only and they catch a lot of crappie. Years ago, if you wanted to catch bass, you'd buy a can of worms or a bucket of shiners and go bass fishing. Today, most serious bass fishermen use artificial baits and I'm trying to bring this same practice to the crappie fishing world. On the Spot Guide Service began in central Texas when we lived on a ranch in Lexington, Texas from 1994 through 2004. This is where I provided guided crappie trips on Travis, Bastrop, Walter E. Long (Decker), and Granger lakes. Lake Somerville is where I provided duck hunting trips as well.

My son Dylan and I have held lake records on some of these lakes which can be viewed at the Texas Parks and Wildlife website. In late 2004, we relocated back to the Dallas-Fort Worth area which is where I was born and raised. Since then, I've been working on Joe Pool Lake, Eagle Mountain Lake, Lake Worth, Pat Cleburne Lake, and Grapevine Lake, building and dropping brush piles as well as finding existing structure to catch crappie. In fact, Joe Pool Lake holds a daily "crappie-thon", which I've won multiple times this past year.

The vertical slow troll method is what I use mostly, using my trolling motor to maneuver over and around under water structures. Crappie love structure and if you aren't catching fish within a few minutes, you aren't on the spot and should move to the next spot. So, the more spots you fish, the more crappie you can put in the boat. This is a run and gun type method but I've found it is has been very successful for me.

As for artificial lures, there are a lot of choices out there today and I will typically use a oz jig with a #2 hook. I've been told this lure is too heavy and the hook is too big for crappie and I've found it is not. I've caught many crappie and bass only 6 inches long using these jigs - this heavy jig keeps the lure down where the fish are even in a strong wind.

I recently added a new method to my crappie catching arsenal - DOCK SHOOTING. It's a method using light-weight (1/32 to 1/16 oz) jigs. By grabbing the jig, flexing the fishing pole and releasing the jig, allowing it to shoot under the dock and then is retrieved back to the boat slowly.

As part of my services, I can show you how to easily find, build and drop fish attracting spots made of pvc and natural brush and use GPS to easily find them again. I can show you how to tie your own crappie jigs, which is a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. All of these things combined have helped me become a successful crappie fisherman, catching my favorite fish at a level that far exceeds sitting in a boat with a line in the water and hoping for a bite. I look forward to have the chance to share my tips so you can catch more crappie and I can put you ON THE SPOT!

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