Got out yesterday afternoon to see if I could catch some crappie for dinner. Put in at Cairo and went up river to Bartons creek. I fished some docks both shooting jigs and tightlining in the back of the creek in around 10 FOW with no luck. Then moved to docks in the 15 to 20 FOW range shooting 1/16 oz jigs with several colors using Southern pro grubs and TM with no luck either. I had picked up some minnows just in case and it was just in case time! Started out letting down to the bottom then did one turn, then two turns, three turns to four turns off the bottom seemed the best. The bite was very light, most hook ups were when the line was not vertical, no bump. I wound up with six keepers and put back about a dozen short fish. All docks had lifts in them, and bites were spead out so be patient, if I didn’t have a bite after 15 min to a half hour I moved to another dock, usually didn’t have to wait more than that for a bite, on docks I did get a bite I caught 3 – 6 fish before I moved on. The bite may be better first thing in the am. Water temps ranged from 43-44 at the back of the creeks to 40 – 42 mid creek. Caught a couple small Spot bass (1 – 2 lb) on the bluff wall with southern pro hot grub and 1/16 jig fishing for crappie was using red Chart sparkle (KY Killer) most of those hits were on the fall.
Good luck all,
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