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  • Posted by Brian on October 17, 2017 at 2:33 am

    The last couple days the crappie have been biting fair to good. We’ve been catching 12 to 20 keepers with an additional dozen short fish on live minnows fished 2 to 3 feet off the bottom. I have also been fishing with an 1/8oz red Crappie Magnet jig fished with a white chartreuse body. The best areas have been around Long Hunter Boat Ramp, Hong Kong Island, and behind the first cut through on the left. We’ve had a lot of windy days so these areas have been a little protected in the after the wind picks up.

    Tomorrow I’ll be out bass fishing. Hopefully it will be good considering the water has dropped about a foot already an the water temperature is dropping quickly.

    Side note… I went out the other night from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. and had a pretty good night. We fished he Bryant’s Grove point that extends out to the main channel where the green buoys are and caught one fish one a Hoppy’s 1/2oz ounce black spinnerbait with a trailer hook. I kept the boat in 8-10ft and cast into 2-5ft.

    Next we moved and caught a short smallmouth inside of Long Hunter boat ramp cove on the bank opposite of the boat ramp. The whole time we kept the boat in 6ft-10ft. The water temperature was 73 degrees. I also threw and caught a short fish on a green Z-Man Chatterbait with a purple and green Paca chunk.

    We had our best spot just under Hobson Pike bridge on the left on the power line pillars. Fishing the pillars with our spinnerbaits and a Zoom trick worm in green pumpkin on a 3/16 ounce shaky head we caught our largest fish at the night….3.5lb Smallmouth! We fished on the rocks further up and caught one more short fish on a spinnerbait in 5ft of water.

    Next week cruised back further into the same creek about 500 yards and fished a roadbed on a flat point that comes way out on the left. We cast our shaky heads and spinnerbaits into 4ft around the boulder rocks on the roadbed. I broke off on one quality bass on my shaky head and missed a couple on the spinnerbait. It was 12am and I headed in for the night. I had some action but, they were kind of reluctant to commit. Looking forward to tomorrow!

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