Coon-eye nation! Sorry I havenít posted in a few weeks. I ran 36 trips in 26 days during the month of April, and I needed a breather. The fishing has been good on Cedar Creek, all you have to do is pick your poison. If you like bridge fishing, the columns are holding fish from 3-12ft. Pitching the jig past the columns has been working well. If you like brush piles, I recommend fishing anything with more than 12ft of water, and look for suspended crappie over deeper piles. The fish are just starting to get on brush, and they are barely touching the jig. If you like a challenge, shoot a limit of crappie under docks. Look for fish under docks with good water, and donít stay long in an area if you donít start getting bit quickly. When using this technique, look for the darkest water under the dock.
Tackle: For bridges and brush piles, Iím using Shaddaboy Thump Chubbies and White Hot Thump Buddies on 1/8 ounce unpainted #4 bronze sickle hook jigheads. For dock shooting, Iím using High Noon Thump Buddies on 1/16 ounce #4 bronze sickle hook jigheads. Jigs and jigheads provided by www.constantpursuitoutfitters.com.
Rod and Reel: 6ft Ultra Lite Ugly Stiks with Shimano Sienna reels. 6lb Hi-Vis Wally Marshall mono.
The best piece of advice I can give for this time of year is donít be patient. Move quickly and confidently, being sure not to spend more than five minutes at a spot if no bites are detected.
Here are some pictures of the last few days.