But it didn't start that way!!!
Belinda & I hit a local lake at sunrise for a change of scenery
Went to the 1st brush pile I wanted to hit and I instantly stuck a pretty black
Then Belinda got in the action
Then Belinda stuck the BFOD
I had to scold her for jumping up & down in the boat.....She spooked the fish there....only 10fow
So we took off to scan more bp's.....nothing......nada.....all vacant!!!
We'd pick up 1 or 2 here & there, but I just wasn't seeing much on the Solix or the 360
We had 12 in the box and was disgusted..........I told her that I had a couple of spots to scan on the way back to the ramp,
If we didn't find any, we'd go back to Fork and fish.
Idled past a log laying on it's side in 12 fow with the butt end sticking out of the water.
At 1st I didn't see the fish, but I saw the shadows of a wad of good fish,
I got excited and showed Belinda what I saw and I could see the excitement return to her face
As I turned the boat around I saw a single tree on the graph that had a wad of crappie on it, so I threw a buoy out upwind of it.....
It was only about 30 yds from the laydown. We fished the laydown hard, could see the fish on the 360, ease up to them, just light pecks.......
Didn't stick a fish one
Eased over to the marker buoy.......
...... again, just light pecks......... I was completely disgusted
Then I had a thought
I backed the boat up, shot my jig past the tree and let it swing down past the tree about 8' deep.......THUMP!
It was fast & furious action.........but my lovely bride just couldn't get the hang of it...She lost her "MOJO"
Belinda just sat down....I asked her if she wanted to go, she said "No, I'll just watch you spank them"
It slowed at the tree, I eased over to the laydown, shot my jig past the spot the fish were holding at.
As my jig settled down, I got a violent thump that almost dislodged my rod from my hand
When I finished my limit, I said "OK, Let's go"
This is a normal sized Igloo ice chest....Shows the quality of the fish!!!
Almost all of them were black crappie
Todd = 25
Belinda = 4
Sorry I haven't been posting, I haven't quit fishing, just haven't been taking pictures and sharing.
In June, Hickory Nut & I had 7 trips that we caught double limits
I'll share more soon....HN & I are about to go out and see what's what..........