I crappie fishes all day yesterday on two different trips. I found the crappie fishing to be tough for the majority of the area’s I finished with the exception of one or two. My first trip we headed up the river passed Weakley Lane bridge to the second the red buoy. Staying in 15-18 ft of water there is gigantic tree. The water temperature was 76 degrees and 1 ft above summer pool. Water Clarity was normal around 1 foot visibility. We fished with minnows tightlined off the bottom and Crappie Magnets on a 1/8 ounce jig in purple and chartreuse. Next we moved up to Spring Creek and fished another big tree just passed the bluff wall on the left before you make the turn towards Spring and Fall Creek. We caught one or two short crappie there, but no keepers. This tree is in 16 ft of water. I cruise over to the PVC pole on the left 100 yards up and clipped on a bobber with a 5-foot leader and a live minnow. I quickly caught 2 short crappie out of the PVC pole, but that was it. I figured I’d try a few more stake beds marked by the PVC poles so I headed to the mouth of Spring Creek and fished two on the hump. We zeroed on the both of these. I got the feeling it was going to be a tough day, but was excited about one of my favorite spots next. We motored passes Fall Creek up the river and stopped at the next flat on the left. Fishing 50 yards before the green buoy and a few yards after we stayed on the left side of the channel fishing stumps and trees in 10 to 15 feet of water. We caught 10 crappie there including 6 really nice keepers! We stayed there for a while, it appeared we just had to wait for them to bite. Next we moved down to Poole’s Knob and tried two trees that have been successful near Poole’s knob boat ramp. We caught one keeper and one short out of both trees. These are in 10 to 15 feet of water. Our last spot was behind the island to the right just past the first cut through. We zeroed on this big tree in 14 feet of water and headed in. Oh my second trip went back to the main area where we caught fish in the morning and caught 6-7 more with 3 keepers. The wind was starting to pick up so to get out of the wind I went down lake passed Weakley Lake bridge into the first cove on the right with the fish attractor buoys. Fishing the trees and 12 foot all the way up to 6 ft we caught 5-6 more with two more keepers on our live minnows and one on a Crappie Magnet. I continued down lake and tried a few more trees before the second cut through where we caught a couple short fish and one more keeper. It was a pretty tough day as I was expecting to see more. I will be out all tomorrow crappie fishing and then Saturday I will be out all day bass fishing, so hopefully that goes well. I’m ready for a fun filled day of catching….. it’s been a little while. Lol
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