June 29 Crappie
The last couple weeks the crappie fishing has been good in 10ft-20ft. Some trips I have found the Crappie Magnets produced better than the live minnows. The best colors has been chart/pearl with black flake and chart/green flake. These are fished on a 1/8oz jig with a red or chart head. Brushpiles are the most productive when allowing the Magnet to descend to tree depth and then retrieve SLOWLY. Tight lining live minnows 2-3 turns off the bottom has been productive as well. Here are some areas that have been productive recently:
Around the island in front of Hong Kong. ALL sides of the island have been holding crappie. The majority of the trees are on the side facing Hong Kong, but there are a few facing the Four Corners cut through and on the north bank that have been coughing up a lot of slabs!
Brushpiles along the long sandy point across from Long Hunter Cove have been productive. There is one big brushpile in 18ft near the base of the point that produced 7 keepers!
Mousetail Island has been very slow this year…not much action.
The Youth Incorporated Camp has been consisted. There are a TON of trees in this area….near the bank and ALL around the hump in 10ft-18ft. Most of these brushpiles have been producing 2-6 crappie. There have been a lot of short crappie in this area, but every few trees you’ll catch several slabs!
There is no real pattern in my opinion which trees will produce. I believe the baitfish along with their nature navigation around the lake dictate which trees(or areas) are going to be productive. Mouse Tail Island has been slow this year, but last year it was on FIRE! However, I will continue to fish it and check for them to move in.
Hook’em and Cook’em!
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