We launched the boat about 7:15 yesterday morning, and spent the day on Cedar Creek. We parked right next to Lane Palmer's rig, and when we came in to load up, Lane was busy cleaning a monster mess of crappie. We didn't catch nearly as many as he did, but we had a great day. Bobbi had never fished with a jig and bobber before, so first thing, I stopped at a nothing looking spot a ways in front my prime water, to show her how we were going to be using what was like a cane pole technique to catch fish. I figured that way, she could get in a few casts (or more accurately, flips, I guess) before we got to the thick cover where the fish really were.
I took the rod I had rigged for her, and described exactly what I was doing as I swung the jig and bobber out into the water. The instant the bobber hit the water, it shot under, and I reeled in a nice one pound female crappie. We laughed about that demo all day, and proceeded to catch a nice mess of fish. Shallow and muddy is a good pattern on Cedar Creek right now.