Well thanks everyone for the well wishes. I am happy to report my previous beliefs that the fat lady had sung regarding the crappie spawn at BB were completely wrong.
I went out this morning and for the first time this spring I took my bass fishing rod along with me because based on the last two weeks results, I had little reason to believe I would catch any crappie this morning. Well, within a few minutes of starting my day I realized there are still some crappie close to shore.
I need a tutorial on hooking crappie that have taken the float under. I must have lost 4 or 5 fish that I connected with and lost after just a few cranks trying to bring them to me. But I did manage to catch 3 nice keepers and I had one throw back. But I came home with 8 crappie, and the biggest 4 were not caught by me but by a great fellow and top notch fisherman named Jerry.
I met Jerry and two of his closes friends at the same spot about three years ago, we were all fishing for crappie that early spring. They are long time friends who had hunted and fished together for years. They are retired and man can those fellas catch fish. It is like a clinic watching them. Today it was just Jerry, and Jerry took me to school. I don't think I got out to the spot were we fish at all last year so it has been a couple of years since I last saw Jerry.
That man not only caught the most fish and the largest fish, he gave me his fish to add to the ones I had caught. I asked him if he is ever on the TFF, he told me he has not joined but he reads the reports weekly.
Jerry, this is my shout out to you. Thanks so much for a great day of fishing together, it sure was good seeing you again. Thank you so much for the fish, I measured the four largest ones you caught and they were all at around 12", they are on ice right now but several of them definitely appear to have eggs.
Thanks again for the well wishes. And DFW was right, those crappie got to eat daily and thankfully there are still crappie to be found by shore anglers.