All I did was cast out the bobber and yellow tube jig and give it a twitch. It didn’t take long for the fish to hit. Some hit soft and some hit hard. Early that afternoon it was a mixed bag of perch and bluegill but mostly crappies. As the sun set only the crappies bit. Later that night I bit into a few fillets covered in corn meal and cooked in butter. Talk about good eaten!!!
The next day there were 20 people along the shore. The following day there was close to 100 anglers and all were filling their buckets with crappies. Boats started to show up. Stories about other places came up about other local lakes that should start having crappies appearing soon. And then things started to slow down. The crappies weren’t acting like lemmings anymore. The wind changed and they seemed to be backing off or maybe they were fished out!
I liked one story about a great lake up here in northern Wisconsin that holds crappies up to 14-inches!! It has a feeder stream entering it and some old remnant beavers dams where those big crappies go right after ice out. Tomorrow we are going to head up that stream to see if we can find those foot long and bigger crappies up there on their pre-spawn run.
This time of year you don’t want to hear the usual comment so many anglers hate to hear! “You should have been here yesterday! Man were they biting then but they have stopped now! That is unless you are the person saying it!”
WILDLIFE QUIZ – A new world record white crappie has been caught. Guess the weight, length, girth and state is was caught in.
Answer: This new record white crappie was 18 inches long and had a 16 inch girth went 4.19 lb. It was caught in Alabama!