One thing Iíve done successfully in the past was to cut off the leading hook on the treble hook. It still leaves two on each treble but now as you retrieve it theyíre kinda tucked up against the lure and much less prone to snagging on weeds. Iím sure the hookup ratio is affected but I canít say how much. Where I was fishing it didnít much matter as my hookup count was zero as long as I was dredging the lake for weeds. When youíd like you can replace the treble hook and return to a three pronged attack. I know itís not the preferred method but in a pinch itíll work. And trebles are cheaper than a bunch of weedless lures.
I won't have to, experience and time has proven to me that the way I do it works and that is good enough for me. Not only on prior boats I have owned but on my old mans rigs as well. Never had a cable problem ever, in 3 decades. Not saying your way doesn't work either as I am sure you are guided by the same thing. Anyways, good luck to ya.
Fished Monday & Tuesday and had a good bite both days. We started at Noon on the Monday trip and did an AM trip on the other. Lots of fresh water on RC has the Lake a bit stained up the Richland Creek Arm where we are catching all our fish. Water temp is in the low 50's, lake is slightly above Pool Level, and six spillway gates were open yesterday. No one is fishing as I saw one other boat the two days. Lots of action with lots of smaller throwback Channels mixed in with some nice ones, and most all Blues we caught were Keepers in the 1 to 4 lb. range. Had one slot fish that was the largest one we've landed so far this Fall. All caught on DK's Blood Punch Bait in water depths ranging from 20'-30'.
We have OPENINGS next week on Monday thru Thursday (Dec. 17-20) and we're offering our WINTER SPECIAL where 3 Fishermen fish at the 2 Person Rate! Get the Kiddos on the Lake during the Holidays on those nice weather days!
Thanks Curtis for the reply! Over the years I have fished the river lakes it seems to me that a medium current works best. I have never done good on the rivers when the currents are running strong. Slow to medium currents seem to work best for me.
The normal crowds are not there this year. Normally there are 5-10 people a day. There is only 1-4 when I go and no one is catching much. Thowing the net, I have only caught 2 keepers in the net this year. The huge sewage spill might have something to do with it.
Itís possible, however, the city mentioned it never actually reached the lower half of the creek, much less the actual lake. I doubt it made it all the way down to Flag Pole Hill. But, who knows...
All I know is the bite has been dead for me there
You showed up late. Winter started early people caught limits month ago. I actually caught 6 keepers. Believe me that is an excellent crappie day for me and my skill level.