Saturday started out looking grim. The crappie were not in their usual hangouts, they were on the bottom and the bite was LIGHT. long story short I fished hard all day and was about to end with 11 keepers. I was very happy with the 11 I had considering how the day started. On my way out I tried one more spot and caught 14 more keepers! I weeded through multiple 9's and 9.5's for every fish on the stringer and the last 2 seemed like even more, especially as I watched the sun begin to set and all I could hook up with unders. What a great day on the water, it was intense.
With all this said I don't think I would have ended with anything if I hadn't tipped the jig with a crappie nibble. I usually never use them, but had picked up some before coming out "just in case". It seemed like every cast without a nibble would come up empty, but a nibble on the jig would catch a fish.
Lesson learned, I am always gonna keep some crappie bites on me just in case.