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  • Beautiful Day on Priest

    Posted by shad3036 on October 27, 2014 at 12:41 am

    It was a great day to be on the lake. Not a lot of fish action (caught a few). There was no wind but sure was nice being out there. I caught a nice smallmouth (about 16″) behind Hong Kong on a pumpkin color jig. Caught 2 other 13-14″ largemouths. My biggest catch today was maybe 3-4lbs and I caught it behind Fate Sanders at the very back left shallow cove. Bait fish everywhere in there. I threw a square bill sexy shad color under the end of a limb in 2′ of water and she nailed it. Was fun! That was all I caught back in there. I threw the Alabama rig all day but never got a sniff on it. Probably because there was no wind and I don’t have a lot of experience fishing one. My arm will be sore tomorrow. I sure got sick of my line getting caught under one of the arms. Anyone else have that problem? Towards the end of the day I tried some crappie fishing in brushpiles in 14′ of water. Caught one non keeper. I still have problems finding brushpiles. What is the best way to zero in on a way point? I can get near the way point but I still have a lot of problems finding the brush pile. Any pointers? I am not much of a crappie fisherman. Mostly always bass fished my whole life but I sure would like to get better at crappie fishing. I went out with Brian one time and he could get right on the brushpile and we caught them. Made it look easy. I thought I could do the same but I still haven’t figure it out and do it consistently. Other thing I struggle with is keeping the jig near the bottom and straight down. My line stays too much at an angle and I get hung up way too much. I even used an 1/8 oz and there was no wind. Any pointers?

    blockel replied 9 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Brian

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    October 27, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Are the brushpiles from the Premium site? The best way is to located the brush is to idle around once you get as close as you can(I’m sure you’ve been trying that though). If you have a side and down scan it helps a lot too! It might be best to do another guide trip(I’m offering $50 off right now), but in your boat. Then we can find them and buff your skills.

    The only time my line is at an angle is when there is a lot of current or wind moving. It could also be if you are moving the boat around too quickly.

  • blockel

    Member
    October 27, 2014 at 4:45 pm
    quote shad3036:

    Towards the end of the day I tried some crappie fishing in brushpiles in 14′ of water. Caught one non keeper. I still have problems finding brushpiles. What is the best way to zero in on a way point? I can get near the way point but I still have a lot of problems finding the brush pile. Any pointers? I am not much of a crappie fisherman. Mostly always bass fished my whole life but I sure would like to get better at crappie fishing. I went out with Brian one time and he could get right on the brushpile and we caught them. Made it look easy. I thought I could do the same but I still haven’t figure it out and do it consistently. Other thing I struggle with is keeping the jig near the bottom and straight down. My line stays too much at an angle and I get hung up way too much. I even used an 1/8 oz and there was no wind. Any pointers?

    I think a good sonar is key for finding the brushpiles. Regular old 2D will get the job down but down imaging in great, side imagining is probably even better. Once you’ve located the brush pile, GPS and way points are great but it’s hard to beat a buoy sometimes.

    As for the angle in your line. Without knowing exactly how you’re rigged, I would recommend using more weight. I commonly use 3/8 oz when I’m tight lining and still get a little angle in my line with any kind of wind.

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