Tuesday when Yuki and I were there, as we left he went by the cleaning station and found a couple guys cleaning more than 20 huge Crappies. He said they were caught on Rapala's although he didn't know what color or where. They probably were in a boat.
When I left home it was 32 degrees. When I got to the lake it was 41 degrees and the wind was blowing pretty good. After check-in and finding out they planted Wednesday at South Shore and the Pond, I wandered out to my usual spot at the North Shore Day Use area.
As I pulled in, there was a man and his son fishing on the opposite side of the peninsula. The had caught a couple on white Power Eggs so I put out one rod with white Power Eggs and put a Firetiger Rapala on the other rod. Wanted to see if I could rustle up a Crappie or six. Apparently Firetiger wasn't the flavor of the day so I switched to a rainbow trout colored Rapala. Not that flavor either.
While I'm writing this, I'm working on a piece (about 5" square) of my wife's famous Coolwhip pumpkin pie.No, I can't share the recipe. It's a secret like the secret lake.
In between, while I rested my aching back, I used rainbow Power Bait and orange Power Eggs on the slip sinker rods. Nothing there.
|Big fish, good fight.|
The first time I drove from North Shore to South Shore the girl at check-in said to just turn right at the stop sign, turn right again, then another right, and finally a fourth right to the South gate. I came around the corner and check-in looked like the 405 freeway in Los Angeles. It was packed 8 or more deep in all lanes. I did the only logical thing and that was to make a U-Turn and go home. I wasn't waiting in that line even for a stocked Trout Pond.
So that's it. Probably be back out there next week.