View Full Version : Merry Christmas to all and now let the tailgate party begin

12-24-2018, 06:07 PM
Wait a minute tailgating parties are for football ...what was I thinking .
I got all excited about a special birthday I suppose ..
Merry Christmas to the forum I say
don't forget the reason for the season ..
Now on with a crappie ketchn story I think . I hit the old public dock early this Christmas Eve , got there about 330 am I did ..pulled out about 6 am I did .home with fresh baked goods from the bakery that opens at 6 am before first light .with a light load of fish to boot !
Sure was a lovely way to start my day , a bit early but the only crowd to deal with was the herd of crappie under said dock .They was a thumpin like freight trains when I got there and still thumpin when I left as the crowds came rolling in . I let all the just legal fish go and even gave a decent 11 incher a hall pass when he flipped out of the checker and hit the dock ..told him merry Christmas and gave him a slide to the edge with my foot :Rofl
I really wasn't there to take many and could have quite easily taken my limit of 25 , but hey the bucket seemed a bit heavy and I knew we didn't need more than I had . I thought I had about 15 and when I counted em later had 14 fish from 10.5 to 12 inches .
About a third of the fish came off a bobby garland blue and pearl a bud gave me last trip and the other 2 thirds off a custom MCM tackle plastic he poured me .
heck I even pulled up 3 handties and 3 plastics in a ball at one point and gave the guy that showed up the one he said was his he lost yesterday :Rofl
quite frosty morning it was and I filleted em still kickin after breakfast .
I targeted the deeper end of the dock and there were a lot more overs than unders in the deep water . Still dead still about 2 inches off the bottom and wait for it .
I noticed some roe and thought you might want to see it as well .
Merry Christmas to everyone and have blessed evening and day tomorrow
and for sure ...KABOOM :highfive
p.s. I did a selfie with my new Christmas bonnet when I got home just for grins as well .
one last thing I forgot to add ...I made cookies for santa before lunch :crazy:

12-25-2018, 06:39 AM
That is a very cool hat! PM me where to get one my friend. Merry Christmas.


franklin fisher
12-25-2018, 06:57 AM
That is quite a load on that tailgate. Good job and Merry Christmas!

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12-25-2018, 07:44 AM
That kinda tailgate, very nice. I approve.

12-25-2018, 08:52 AM
Started my day right reading this. Thank you from the bottom of my non-catching heart.

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12-25-2018, 09:47 AM
Great read and catch and good looking cookies!

12-25-2018, 10:27 AM
I just love your threads.....lol. Merry Christmas Ketchn! :santa

12-25-2018, 11:25 AM
Merry Christmas325608

12-25-2018, 12:03 PM
That is a very cool hat! PM me where to get one my friend. Merry Christmas.

Pm sent ....check out the octopus mask as well .....lol

ET Fish
12-25-2018, 12:20 PM
That’s a great haul! Merry Christmas!

12-25-2018, 12:28 PM
Good day , Merry Christmas

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12-25-2018, 03:29 PM
Merry Merry Christmas!!


12-25-2018, 06:38 PM
Merry Christmas Ketchin and yours.