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8 hours ago, FishDewd said:

First fish of 2019, caught on a Rapala Slashbait of all things.

 

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On my last guide trip, my client caught a channel cat on a Strike King KVD 300 jerkbait that was only about twice as long as the jerkbait. They're way more predatory than most people think. 

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Caught a catfish with a hair jig that I tied this week. I did have a live shad on the back of it though! Haha. We got several other cats just like that bobber fishing the shad around Marina's . The water was 20+ ft deep and the catfish were biting 4-5 ft under the surface

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10 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

On my last guide trip, my client caught a channel cat on a Strike King KVD 300 jerkbait that was only about twice as long as the jerkbait. They're way more predatory than most people think. 

They definitely are. They have extremely well tuned senses that are geared for predatory actions. I've caught them on crankbaits before, but this was the first jerk-style bait I've caught one on. It was a lot of fun actually.

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Had a couple hours free this morning, decided to do some drywall demolition down at my family’s lake house (hopefully my forever home). Took some casts off the dock and got 4 crappie! Even got one with a bobber, which is sometimes impossible for me. I had to try it because after I got the first 3 I just kept losing hooks in brush 

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Finally somewhat success, I know now why some of you like fishing for crappies. Today decided to try for crappies again after a month long of laying down crappie’s pole.

 I brought just one lure with me, roadrunner 1/8oz with baby shad, since I don’t plan to stay very long. A frist few cast I tried fan casting, reel fast and fish between water column. Until I tried to slow down and hug the bottom by letting the roadrunner sink to bottom every few cranks. Got a small tab, didn’t even think I got a fish until started reeling in. Finally a 12” crappie on the line. I tried to duplicate how I caught the first one and cast to same area. It is a little difficult since my reel is 7.2 gear ratio but I made it. I caught total 5-6 crappies with in 10 mins until the last one got my #10lb braid between rock and broke off (of course he felt bigger than other not sure if it was bass or crappie). 

Now what do I do fish for bass or crappies, very difficult decision to make.

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33 minutes ago, JustJames said:

Finally somewhat success, I know now why some of you like fishing for crappies. Today decided to try for crappies again after a month long of laying down crappie’s pole.

 I brought just one lure with me, roadrunner 1/8oz with baby shad, since I don’t plan to stay very long. A frist few cast I tried fan casting, reel fast and fish between water column. Until I tried to slow down and hug the bottom by letting the roadrunner sink to bottom every few cranks. Got a small tab, didn’t even think I got a fish until started reeling in. Finally a 12” crappie on the line. I tried to duplicate how I caught the first one and cast to same area. It is a little difficult since my reel is 7.2 gear ratio but I made it. I caught total 5-6 crappies with in 10 mins until the last one got my #10lb braid between rock and broke off (of course he felt bigger than other not sure if it was bass or crappie). 

Now what do I do fish for bass or crappies, very difficult decision to make.

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Crappies are great. Never hurts to have them as a backup in case the bass bite is slow, or you just feel like doing something different for a change. Nice job.

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@JustJames nice combo (Roadrunner and Baby Shad) you might not meet a deadlier crappie lure than that my friend.  Keep the reports coming!

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We had heavy rain all day yesterday so I decided to fish underneath the boat slip. I set out some rods with nightcrawlers and tossed a crappie jig around. I caught a small drum with the worms and a bigger one with the jig, go figure. I also lost several fish on the bigger set rods, bait and wait is trickier than I remember . Bluegill and crappie nowhere to be found 

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13 hours ago, JustJames said:

Finally somewhat success, I know now why some of you like fishing for crappies. Today decided to try for crappies again after a month long of laying down crappie’s pole.

 I brought just one lure with me, roadrunner 1/8oz with baby shad, since I don’t plan to stay very long. A frist few cast I tried fan casting, reel fast and fish between water column. Until I tried to slow down and hug the bottom by letting the roadrunner sink to bottom every few cranks. Got a small tab, didn’t even think I got a fish until started reeling in. Finally a 12” crappie on the line. I tried to duplicate how I caught the first one and cast to same area. It is a little difficult since my reel is 7.2 gear ratio but I made it. I caught total 5-6 crappies with in 10 mins until the last one got my #10lb braid between rock and broke off (of course he felt bigger than other not sure if it was bass or crappie). 

Now what do I do fish for bass or crappies, very difficult decision to make.

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Time for a catch and cook!

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