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10/12/2013
56° - 60°
Bottom Fishing From Boat
Crappie
None
Green
Mostly Sunny
Jig
All Day
51° - 55°
10/12/2013
0
3211

Okay, I know "secret" is taboo with some folks, but I just wanted to share some of the photos, and the methods. We targeted perch and crappie in mid to deep range, and along structure. Jiggy and Tluedeke joined me and the dogs on the 3-man (2 dog) pontoon, and we did okay till about 4 oclock. The fish decided we hadn't caught enough or big enough of them. Unfortunately, Tom had to leave by then, but the evening bite was on. I counted 67 fish from 10 oclock till 4, probably missing a few, and Tom breaking off a big something or other. Then we found the motherlode. We caught as many in 2 hours as we did all day. Part of the fun was we were field testing new designs and colors. Part of it was the sheer size of the fish. The big crappie was 19" and 2.7 lbs, with another close behind. The rest were in the pound and a half range from the evening bite. Using soft laundry bag "livewells," we were able to cull our way to a nice 18 fish 2 man take.
Now, Jiggy showed me this spot, so I am not at liberty, by honor, to share. If he wishes to, he may. I simply will not spread the word on a pond or lake that someone shows me. Hope "Secret" didn't tick too many people off...


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AJ's Dad
10/12/2013 1:03:00 PM
If I had a spot that produced 19" crappies, I wouldn't tell anyone where it was either!!
Nice going. Great looking fish.
BassSlayer1981
10/12/2013 2:17:00 PM
Wow nice slabs! Banks lake?
fishinChristian
10/12/2013 9:18:00 PM
AJD: Thanks. There aren't that many places left for 'em!

BS1981: Also thanks, and like I said...
schu7498
10/12/2013 10:14:00 PM
wow! What fun! Id be keeping that place quiet too! A gem of a place!
tluedeke
10/13/2013 7:36:00 AM
Right on - you guys killed it after I left? LOL!

Actually, I learned a heck of a lot from you guys - especially in terms of crappie. I'm seriously in your debt!! A great day of fishing!!
fishinChristian
10/13/2013 9:30:00 AM
schu: Thanks, and I hope you and the others find your own secret, partly because I hope there are more out there!

tlue: Yeah, been there. Fished really tight to the structure, and it paid off. You literally had to splash the visible structure on your cast, or you wouldn't catch anything worthwhile. It was a pleasure fishing with you, as always (both times!).
fishinChristian
10/13/2013 9:34:00 AM
Just noticed , I didn't share the method. Jiggy made up this new crappie worm in a new color, and boy did it work! As part of my field test, I used 5 rods, 3 with standard gear. The 2 rigged with the new stuff tore 'em up, with very little on standard gear. Fun when new stuff works. I think new works on big fish because they've learned the old stuff.
The Jigmiester
10/13/2013 6:47:00 PM
It's an amazing coincidence that our hunches paid off with such huge, quality fish Joe. Conditions changed through out the day and I wish Tom could've got in on that big fish action! I definately believe FC has something there , and that those big fish learned to avoid standard presentations and that led to the amazing success of my 3" Funky Worm Jigs...
tluedeke
10/15/2013 12:09:00 AM
Wow. 19". That is a *beast* of a crappie. You and Jiggy are geniuses. I thought of myself as an analytical dude, but you two put me to shame in terms of fishing.....
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