This last Saturday,6-13, a friend of mine, Greg Glover from Tomball brought his RV up and stayed here at the park.
His daughter, Crystal whom loves to fish came also.
They had never fished for crappie with jigs, so another tutorial was in order
We got out early and after showing them how to wait for the 1/32 jig heads to fall and the depth marks I have on the braided line on my rods,
It was a FISH FEST
When I pulled up to the structure, I call out the depth the fish were holding on and watch their line jump when they got the jig to the right depth
The fish that were on the shallower structure bit better and on the deeper structure, the fish that were closer to the top bit better.
Crystal paid close attention and copied my presentations very well
She out fished her dad by a wide margin
The fish liked to slow rise and fall method, but I found that if you shoot your jig like you were shooting docks,
let it swing thru the depth the fish were holding, the drag of the line made a slower arching fall that the fish couldn't resist!
We had a BLAST
and it was very rewarding to be able to show them a spectacular day of jig fishing
Although we caught a lot of short fish, I was amazed at how quickly the fish count climbed
The count got to 64 and the last 11 seemed impossible for a bit, but I started graphing some new to me water.
Wasn't but about 10 minutes till I found a "Plum Tree" - I like the term Kirk
We stopped putting fish in the box when our limits were reached, and had the boat loaded by 3:00
This was the 1st time that I had 3 limits in my box that were caught during the daytime
No swimming room left
Not to be left out, here's Greg with a couple
We caught our fish on Lil' Frys and Slab Bugs in Black Emerald Shiner, Ice Shad & Skinner's Slab'r
They had wanted to stay & fish Monday also, but the threat of flooding rain along the coast from Tropical Storm Bill would make getting their RV to where they store it impossible, so they loaded up early Monday and headed home.
I already had the boat ready, so I got a late start and spent the day graphing, marking spots, then a quick test to see what it held.
I found and fished quite a few new spots, but the bite was really poor
Talked with Terri Moon and she said the bite was tough for her also.
I ended up catching 18 keepers, all released to fight another day
I hope this small piece of the puzzle helps somebody catch a few more, most of what I've learned has came from here on TFF