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bama647
10-15-2006, 11:45 AM
first off glad to meet everyone and thanks for the advice. 4 hours fishing and still no crappie. oh well like yall said hang in there and theyll come. done better though i stuck to the deeper water and tried every jig in my box (im bad to stick with what i think they ought to be bitting) anyway maybe next time

abarkley
10-15-2006, 04:39 PM
hang in there. the fish are moving a lot right now. you will find them eventually when they settle into a late fall/winter pattern and become more predictable. today was a difficult day to be out there anyway. it's always tough on wheeler when the wind is out of the east like it was today. the fishing will get a lot better here in the next couple weekends. what creek were you fishing?

willsjwills
10-15-2006, 06:01 PM
don't get disgusted. today was one of those days. i went to work on putting out mats and decided to try'em for a while. water temp was 67 degrees. i managed to catch two keepers about 13 feet down over an old mat. figure that one. they should have been in about 8 feet of water. hung a big flathead around some rip-rap that got my blood pressure up for a while, but i didn't have enough line on my reel for him. ran out of line and he broke off. the water needs to cool some more. some rain would help. lol:confused: :confused:

bama647
10-15-2006, 06:30 PM
thanks guys for encouragement but actually right aftre i posted that i went back out armed with some minnows this time and caught my first ever crappie. actually my first 3 ever. anyway thanks for the advice this will boost my confidence. one day ill get one on a jig but for now minnows will be fine. oh yea ive been fishing flint creek between hartselle and decatur

abarkley
10-15-2006, 07:12 PM
are you putting in off hwy 31 across from the conoco?

bama647
10-15-2006, 07:33 PM
sure am you?

abarkley
10-15-2006, 07:38 PM
down off hwy 67

bama647
10-15-2006, 07:43 PM
doing pretty good down there?

jhef
10-15-2006, 08:30 PM
i do pretty good on flint but i put in at hickory hills ramp below 67, alot of stumps right off the creek channel and if you go slow you will find alot of structure sunk, holler at me i got some condos sunk in flint , maybe we can hook up

DENNIS BOWERS
10-16-2006, 06:12 AM
bama, We all have those days.Like posted before -fish are moving now. They will do alot of roaming & circling. Hang in there with your Jigs-it"s hard to beat that Thump! Congats on your first Crappie!