I took a buddy out yesterday in search of a fun time and crappie dinner. We decided to head out to Lake Benbrook as we had just been there last weekend and located some fish. We fished in a club bass tournament last weekend and after the tournament was over one of our club members told us that they saw a couple of people pulling them in off of a tree and suggested that we hit that spot.
We headed over there after the weigh in and started pulling them in. We caught @ 20 in a couple of hours (2-5:30)while tied up and feet hanging off my boat. It was a great time and almost all were keepers.
So, I called my buddy and asked if he wanted to go back and wack them again. He was all for it and we were there by 7 and headed back to the same spot. We get there and started off well, except that there were some short fish mixed in. After about an hour and a half we had 5 pretty solid keepers in the cooler and decided to try other spots. We left for an hour and a half and didn't get a bite at 4 other great looking spots. Trees off of the end of a point, trees with brush in the middle of a point, and other spots off of the scattered stick-ups. We went to the dock that isn't really a dock and didn't get a sniff.
We decided to head back to those two trees and there was a boat on the Western tree, but they were there when we were in the morning. We chatted with a man and his wife and told them that we blanked elsewhere and they told us that they had just returned and had the same story. I don't know why we couldn't find a bite elsewhere, but it just struck us as odd.
I ended up filleting 11 fish and had crappie tacos (like Jacobs except I fried my fish) and they were delicious, but I am still confused why we couldn't find a bite elsewhere. I guess sometimes it is best to stick with what's working.
I also broke my skeg in half on a stump over the course of the quest to find fish. Hope that everyone had a good weekend.
you know, nothing wrong with seven men who met on the internet going for a swim together