Crappie 4/4 and Bass 4/5
My partner and I decided to wait till sat afternoon to go trolling for crappie. Big mistake. My other buddy started at 7 am trolling in Stewarts Creek and did very well, they had over 30 keepers before noon. My partner and I managed 10 keepers fishing from 12:30 to 5 pm. My buddy in the other boat was catching them in 11 – 14 FOW but we were catching ours in 5-7 FOW. Bright colors were the best, anything with a chartreuse tail was catching fish. We have not found limits in 3-6 FOW this year like last year. I am seeing reports about good catches in Fall Creek and Stewarts Creek that shallow but we just can’t seem to catch them that shallow this year.
With wife and son out of town for the weekend I decided to go back out after them on Sunday. I started at 11 AM and the wind at home was very light. Not so much on the water, I got blown out of Stewarts creek about a hour after getting there. I had caught several fish but only 3 keeper crappie. My trolling motor could not keep up so I decided that I may have to do some bass fishing if trolling was not going to work. I headed to Sister Cove to try and troll but as soon as I got there it as obvious bass fishing was going to be my only option. I decided to toss the A rig in the wind blown bank of shallow rocks on the left side and back of the cove. 2nd cast I had a 4 lber who smashed the back bait. I ended up catching 4 more on that bank after traveling up and down it several times. I also ended up with the motor in the rocks and stuck the A rig several times. All my fish were keepers, not one short fish which I was very happy with. After the frustration of the wind set in bass fishing I gave up. Best bass day I have had this year but I have only been bass fishing a few times. I always think it’s funny that it seems you catch the biggest bass first on a bank, all the fish after the 4 lber were typical PP bass….15-16 inches. Not complaining, it ended up being a good day.
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