Yesterday I spent the day fishing for crappie with two clients. It was a tough day for us. We caught around 20, including 10 keepers.
We fished with minnows(tight lining) and Crappie Magnets on 1/8oz jigs(different colors in different areas of the lake.
I started mid lake near Four Corners Marina, focusing on brushpiles in 18ft-20ft. The first 45 minutes we caught 7, including 5 keepers(some of which came on BCGS brushpile #5). After a couple hours with few bites I decided to head up lake. I shut the motor off on the second flat past Fall Creek(going up lake) and started fishing the channel drop with minnow and Magnets. Fishing isolated brushpiles and stumps we caught around 6, including a couple more keepers. We fishing for an hour or two and decided to run back down lake to some of the trees that produced in the morning. There we grabbed a few more keepers.
Pretty tough day. Some of the reasons it was slow in my opinion was that mid lake has poor water clarity and there was current from them pulling the lake down(I have tougher days when they’re pulling). Up lake was tough because the water clarity was really poor where I fished and the current was really strong. That made it hard to tight line. I tried casting a Magnet for a little while and caught one keeper, but they were not aggressive at all.
I think the next time the bite turns up will be when a) they stop pulling water(which should be soon…water level near 483.50 now) and b) when the water clears up.
The Magnet color we used today was orange/chart in the muddy water and pearl in the clearer water.
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