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#10829502 - 05/08/15 08:11 PM Cedar Creek - 5/8/15
Bud B Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 960
Loc: Gun Barrel City, Tx
I got out on the lake for a few hours this afternoon. I was at my first fishing spot around 1:15 and headed for home at 5:10, so I spent a little less than four hours fishing. It was cloudy, but warm. The south wind was light when I first got on the water, but really picked up and blew hard most of the time I was there. It was getting so dark at the end that I stopped to check weather radar, and realized I needed to get off the water quick. I had just gotten my boat backed into the garage when the rain started.

It was a good bite, and I ended up with 30 keepers. All were black crappie. There were no real monsters, but most were solid fish. I caught the fish 8 to 10 feet deep, in 8 to 20 feet of water, on brush, wood, and concrete. I caught everything on 1/16 and 3/32 oz jigs, rigged with my homemade plastic shad. Dark gray shad was the best color, but they hit electric chicken and blue/chartreuse well, too. I caught some fish just dropping the jig straight down, but in the shallow spots, pitching the jig out, then crawling it slowly on the bottom near the cover seemed to draw the most bites. Most fish really hit hard. All fish were released.

I thought I had already seen every screw up possible on a boat ramp, but I was mistaken. As I waited to load my boat at a POA ramp, I watched a guy backing his trailer down the ramp with his driver side door wide open while he was looking back to see the trailer. Like most POA ramps, this one had a gate at the top of the ramp, and this guy's open door crunched the gate post before he managed to stop, pull forward, then close the door. He couldn't get the obviously damaged door to close properly and latch, and after I had loaded my boat, I found that the gate post had been moved enough that I couldn't lock the gate, either. If there's a way to screw up on a boat ramp, people will find it.

Bud Baker
Gun Barrel City, Tx

#10829515 - 05/08/15 08:15 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 5/8/15 [Re: Bud B]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 2056
Loc: Midlothian, TX
Nice Report..
1997 Stratos 201 PE W/ 97 Johnson Venom 225
USAF Retired

#10829530 - 05/08/15 08:23 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 5/8/15 [Re: Bud B]
Thump My Jig Offline

Registered: 04/03/11
Posts: 265
Loc: Mesquite, Texas
Great Report as always Bud.....
2002 21 Ft Fish Master CC & 140 4 Stroke Suzuki

#10829533 - 05/08/15 08:25 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 5/8/15 [Re: Bud B]
Bud B Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 960
Loc: Gun Barrel City, Tx
Oh, and after the storm, for the first time ever, I saw a complete double rainbow. I couldn't zoom out enough to get it all in a photo, and trees were blocking some of it, but here are the photos I took.

Glad I checked the weather radar when I did.
Bud Baker
Gun Barrel City, Tx

#10829670 - 05/08/15 09:17 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 5/8/15 [Re: Bud B]
banker-always fishing Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 38662
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Solid fish and post. Also love the storm pictures. cheers

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#10829868 - 05/08/15 10:53 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 5/8/15 [Re: Bud B]
crope1 Offline
Ronnie Hurt'em Roberts

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 6094
Loc: mansfield,tx
nice report as usual Mr B! Thanks for the great pics! glad you got off the water when you sent

#10830068 - 05/09/15 06:37 AM Re: Cedar Creek - 5/8/15 [Re: Bud B]
Joe Slab Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 1291
Loc: NTX
Nice work sir. Glad you got off the water when you did. thumb

#10830137 - 05/09/15 07:47 AM Re: Cedar Creek - 5/8/15 [Re: Bud B]
OkieBob Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/11/05
Posts: 4153
Loc: Dickson, OK
Great post Bud!
Chickasaw proud.


#10830390 - 05/09/15 10:26 AM Re: Cedar Creek - 5/8/15 [Re: Bud B]
UJC Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 1858
Loc: Plano, TX
I always enjoy your informative post.


#10830914 - 05/09/15 02:30 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 5/8/15 [Re: Bud B]
Fishbonz Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4062
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Great Post! thumb Kool Pics of GOD`s Promise to man!!WTG Mr. B!

Edited by Fishbonz (05/09/15 02:32 PM)

Horace aka Fishbonz

#10830966 - 05/09/15 02:59 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 5/8/15 [Re: Bud B]
Bluwave Mike Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 4014
Loc: Kaufman County
Good report Bud thanks.

Boat ramp storys you got to love them. roflmao

#10832707 - 05/10/15 11:56 AM Re: Cedar Creek - 5/8/15 [Re: Bud B]
CenTexan Offline

Registered: 04/19/15
Posts: 275
Great post and pics

#10835037 - 05/11/15 11:01 AM Re: Cedar Creek - 5/8/15 [Re: Bud B]
lookingfor25 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 2692
Loc: Cedar Creek, Tx
Way to go mr b
Living for God, family and the great outdoors.

#10835406 - 05/11/15 12:41 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 5/8/15 [Re: Bud B]
DaveB Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/04/07
Posts: 4816
Nice report Bud. Boat ramp issues continually amaze me. bang


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