Cordell Hull Dam
Was planning to try out some of Brian’s waypoints for crappie. When I got to the ramp at lock 4 the water was up and it looked like mud. Change of plans……. went below the Hull, had read some articles about winter crappie below dams. Arrived around 10:30 and started out behind the lock. There were several boats there fishing for Sauger. I dropped a minnow to the bottom then made three turns up. HB was showing fish at 12 to 15 feet in 27 FOW. wasn’t long and I had my first hookup, a nice 14″ plus crappie. The rest of the day caught short Sauger, whites and a couple small LM. Talking to one of guys who was a regular, he said when the crappie are in there you can load the live well up. Its hit and miss and seems to happen more when they are not running so much water.
After reading Brains report wished I would have went to JPP.
Good luck to all.
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