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    I did check SI during this, as the fish I thought I was seeing were along the entire face of the bank. Si and di both made me think these were def fish. No shadows of trees or stumps showed.

    this spring has just got me second guessing everything I guess, since I haven't been able to verify anything by catching fish.


    i had been pulling jigs at .5 to .7 when I made the passes.

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    Dodged work and the rain today and went out on a local 190 acre reservoir for a bit this afternoon.



    Started with 1/16oz marabou roadrunners in various homemade colors. Tried some plastics as well. We tried to fish sunken tree tops/brush, and lost a half dozen jigs or so.


    I cruised the banks on the shallower end with SI, when I saw "good" spots we would go back and flogg the water trying to get a bite.



    I took this after we fished it, made a pass back by it to show the wife I wasnt crazy I had saw fish there, the second picture was shortly past it, perhaps they just moved a bit during the time we spent fishing.










    Had lots of snags trying to fish this pile. I switched my wife to a bobber+ 1/32oz jig to help alleviate some of the retying. Still no bites!







    This was just past that pile. Took it on the way to the ramp as the rain picked up. I see fish, what are the longer lines- shad? The lake does have a good bit of shad I believe.






    Was glad to get out again, but can't believe we are still getting skunked. Its getting a little ridiculous!

    I have been thinking maybe I should try to get a set of spiderrigging rods, and give that a go. I don't really have very nice poles setup for crappie, they seem a little hard to cast the light jigs very well. Seems it might be a good idea to make use of the boat control the Ulterra gives me and just spider rig. I've tried longlining a bit but I have no real idea of the depths I'm fishing.

    But, my wife will think I'm stupid if I try to buy anymore fishing poles. Maybe the crank bite will be going soon and I can just do that, save setting things up to spider rig for this fall/winter.

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    Check the Indiana forum out as weather has everything totally shut down. Nobody including me catching nothing on various bodies of water in Indiana. It will eventually break, soon I hope.

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    Looks to me like you were knocking on the right door, but weren't nobody home .... maybe going out "shopping"

    Not real sure what those white streaks are, perhaps they are moving fish (possibly spooked by the motor or boat) ... but, I doubt it's Shad, because a school of Shad would look like a tightly packed ball of white specks.

    If you're going to sling baits at laydowns & submerged brush, like what's in your pics, then I suggest you put the Road Runners up and start using weedless jigheads & small plastics (2" or less). Dress those jigheads with tubes or stinger shad style plastics - I like 1/16oz heads & 6lb test - then just cast them straight towards the trunk of the laydowns or across the wood piles and start reeling in VERY slowly, with the rod tip pointing at about a 45deg angle - ANY movement in the line, that you didn't cause, SET THE HOOK ... no hesitation !! The line may jump or bounce, usually just once, or it may just go slack all of a sudden (& you know it couldn't have reached the bottom) ... all of which are signs of a Crappie bite on a jig.

    If the water has sufficient color such that you lose sight of a bright colored jig in less than 2ft below the surface ... and you can ease the boat over top of that "timber" ... you might try what I call Vertical Casting. Here's an article explaining how I do it : Crappie Pappy Article

    Hope some of this helps !! Luck2ya !!
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