Plan A was to walk to the other side of the spillway and fish from one side to the other. When I got to where I was going to start, I walked up a little hill to get a better look to see if any fish were swimming near by. I did see one, so I started my casting, first on the outside of the buoys (If I hooked a good sized one, he would make a run toward the lake and I didn't want to have to try and turn him so he wouldn't tangle in the buoy cable) and then on the inside.
A half dozen casts later, I hooked the Crappie (You guys know I don't have a clue between Crappie and Blue Gill) below. I've worked hard in other lakes and all I've caught are those little ones and here I catch a big (this one was probably close to a pound) by accident.
OK, back to the spillway and near where I caught the first Crappie, I hooked up again. I took this picture of the other side so you wouldn't think I took two pictures of the same fish. Kind of hard to tell them apart. Could have been the same fish, but I would think he wasn't dumb enough to take the same lure twice. Any of you crappie experts out there got any thoughts on that?
I fished for another hour or so working up and down the spillway area, but it just wasn't going to happen today. That's OK, there will be a next time.
Till the next adventure.
That is an adventure! At least no skunk to take home....and get ready...Our weather forecast is showing four days starting Thursday of 0% chance of rain! Finally! Let the adventures begin!!!ReplyDelete
Crappies are fine game on a fly rod.ReplyDelete
Four big slabs of crappie--don't throw anymore good eats back like that--these fish are the cadallic of fish when it comes to a good fish meal.
I would concur with Bill here about eating Crappie or Bluegill for that matter. While certainly no expert on catching Crappie, I do know that they usually hang or swim in schools. Often times with fish of similar size. So if you are into some really nice Crappie like those two, I would keep fishing that area for awhile. Just might get a bunch of slabs that way. Good times, Mark!ReplyDelete
Nice catch, Shoreman!ReplyDelete
While I agree with Mel and Bill abouth the culinary pleasures of crappie, the surest way that I've found to NOT catch them is to plan on having them for dinner. When you don't care, or they're an annoyance, they'll be everywhere. When you want them - POOF - gone.ReplyDelete
At least for me
Seems I've been gone awhile, know started a new blog here http://gairdh.blogspot.co.uk/
regards John (used to be murphyfish)
Hey Mark! good job on the crappie! Btw, they are crappie, bluegill are darker and more of a greenish color with blue around the gills.ReplyDelete
crappies are great table fish and both of those a respectable catches. i wouldn't mind seeing some more of those from you in the future. good luck on your endeavor to catch the line snapper!ReplyDelete