View Full Version : Jiggin' in the wind

10-14-2012, 08:36 PM
Told my brother-in-law and stepdad I'd take 'em fishing at Reelfoot on Saturday, they bought their out of state license and lake permit, and as the week progressed the wind prediction continued to increase, until settling somewhere between ridiculous and apocalyptic, due south. I told them we might have a few hours early and that'd be it. With the thousands of stumps above and below the low water, it's not ideal for boating in 4 ft rolling whitecaps. Anyhow, all adversity aside, we eased out at first light in an unbelievably dense fog and a steady 10mph breeze, and wacked 'em! 33 by 10am when the wind made my 12 ft ultralight feel like it had a 50 inch wind sock hangin' from it! LFT live baby shad in dark green and red with a chartreuse head was the ticket.
Oh yeah, GO CARDINALS!!!

10-14-2012, 09:11 PM
Ya done good Son, I stayed home and worked on the boat to be ready for when the wind weren't so tough.

10-14-2012, 09:33 PM
Nice catch. Good to hear y'all were able to get on the biting fish, congrats!

10-14-2012, 10:00 PM
Good job!!! Nice bunch of crappie!!!:biggrin

10-14-2012, 10:52 PM
WTG,nice mess of crappie:cool:

Kenlake slab
10-15-2012, 05:26 AM
Awesome day!! Nice mess of fish!!

Tennessee Trey
10-15-2012, 06:23 AM

Cane Pole
10-15-2012, 06:37 AM
Good fish Josh! Can old men be "retrained"? I am gun-shy of wind.

10-15-2012, 07:28 AM
Nice mess of fish

10-15-2012, 11:31 AM
Good job! A catch like that makes fighting the wind worth it all.

10-15-2012, 12:07 PM
Awesome job josh!!!

10-15-2012, 12:46 PM
Nice mess of fish!!!!!!!!!

Crappie Buster
10-15-2012, 12:46 PM
Way to go!!! Fishing in the wind adds another element of adversity to the equation. It's always nice to overcome it!!!

10-16-2012, 05:09 AM
awesome catch

10-16-2012, 08:51 AM
Nice mess Josh. Thanks for sharing. Checked out your site already and watched the video too. Very nice!

Dave and Lynn
10-16-2012, 11:11 AM
Nice catch on a windy day.

rocket rich
10-17-2012, 07:42 AM
hate the wind, too old to fight the wind any more. early morning an evening