My goodness I had a good time last week. Lake: Cedar Creek. Water temperature: 78-80. Wind SSE 5-10. Moon: full. Bait preference: Thump Chubbies from Constant Pursuit Outfitters. Jig heads: 1/8 ounce unpainted with number four sickle hook. Rods: 8ft Pro Mag from G-Rods International. Line: 8lb hi-visibility mono. Reel: Shimano Sienna and Pfleuger President.
We spent our mornings on brush piles in 6-8ft of water and would finish up somewhere around 15-18ft by the end of the trip. The technique consisted of having just enough line out to make constant contact with the bottom, raise up the rod tip in a very slow manner, pause for 5-10 seconds, then lower the rod tip as slowly as possible until once again making contact with the bottom. The bite would occur during the 5-10 second pause. Typically speaking, the fish would be 18-36 inches off the bottom. Once the pile would get fired off, we could start pitching and the fish would hit the bait on the fall as well.
With the water temperatures being around 78-80, the best is yet to come. The next two months are my favorite time to guide for a reason. If you would like to join me on the water, I can be reached at 817-266-9811 or www.ftworthfishing.com.
Thank you for all of the support TFF!
Monday: 2 boat trip with Chris Webb. 162 crappie cleaned and bagged
Wednesday: 69 crappie with Mr. Murdock and crew
Thursday: 44 crappie with some high shool friends I haven't seen in forever!
Friday: 56 crappie with my friends from Justin Boots.
Saturday: 75 keepers with a couple of big mommas in the mix.
Baits used: Thump Chubbies in Bacon Grease, Sausage Gravy and CC Special