The bite was on fire yesterday. Two dozen large bluegill went into the freezer. Also, I caught the second redear ever from Joe Pool. There was also a variety of long eared sunfish and a small green sunfish or two. The weather was great except for a brisk wind. The fish were in shallow water on the bottom.
At last! The COE has released some of the excess water and the Lynn Creek Marina parking lot is dry. I arrived at 6:00AM and at 6:15 the sky parted and the rain fell by buckets for about 15 minutes. I retreated to the crappie barge and waited it out. The rain slowed to a slow mist or drizzle and the bite was on. At first the fish were all very small, but after sun up the bigger bulls started to bite.
The biggest fish was about 8 inches long, but all of them were fat and chunky. They were in beautiful colors. They are not on the beds. I am afraid the constantly changing water level may interfere with the spawn. We will check them out again next week if possible.
Mama duck and her ducklings dropped by to entertain us. Sorry about the fuzzy image. The autofocus on my little camera cannot cope with the chop on the water.
The bite continued until about 9:30 but then the wind shifted and the sky cleared. The bite slowed to a crawl.