View Full Version : The Spring Fling

03-03-2019, 08:17 AM
Well March is finally here and along with late February comes all the last minute viral complications in life . So the kid gets ill to beat the band with a new virus that lasts 7 to 10 days and mimics the flu but lasts longer .Then the wife gets a 2 day bug that is just flat nasty as heck and then finally a week later I get the 2 day virus that makes you want to cry as well . Oh lets not stop there why not let the wife get the regular flu all this last week and maybe ole Ketchn can just go on a never ending month long no ketchn vacation ! :banghead
My wife was finally a little better yesterday enough that I slipped out to Ez's slip for a few hours thank goodness, you see one of the men I met there has been blowing up my phone with stringers of crappie this last week saying they are thick under the dock and asking when I was going to return .
Anyway the start was slow but it ramped up well late morning and I left to go home nefore lunch .Ez was on them and so was I and we had a pretty good time . Mind you I was there to kill 2 birds with one stone and wanted to play "VIDEO" crappie ketchn with his new panoptics thingee he rigged portable to use on the dock . The lithium batteries he needed didn't show and I didn't get to try some pac man ketchn but to be sure I bet its gunna be interesting as heck.
Anyway the particulars on the fish went like this , close to the bottom and several bit really hard and most had the jig down good in the mouth . 14 to 20 foot of water on cover in most cases and the largest fish I hooked bought jerked the pole out my hand while we were shooting the breeze before I left .Man did bertha mean business Ö.:Rofl
the females are swollen up big and the vents look ready and the males fish are getting some dark fins on them . Released all the fish we caught and had a great time even though it was pretty cold and unpleasant weather .
Ed said you ketched the littlest one and I said yep and I think the biggest and lots of inbetweenies to Ö. :Rofl
stay tuned yawl and for sure KABOOM :highfive

03-03-2019, 08:24 AM
Awesome report! Thanks!

03-03-2019, 08:28 AM
Good report. Hopefully your family and you are done with the nasties. Nice stringer!

03-03-2019, 08:36 AM
Nice report, glad your house is getting well!

03-03-2019, 10:41 AM
It won't be that much longer before we will be wishing for those cold days back. And yes, one of these days we will get to see the Live Scope System in action on the docks. :banghead

If the weather allows and you can make it, it should be this coming Wednesday. I am going to hook it up to a regular battery and use a wagon to tote it around the slips until I get a Lithium battery. :woohoo Should have already done this but I didn't realize the Lithium 12 v 10 mh batteries would be impossible to find around the DFW area. I didn't want to wait 10 business days to have one delivered to me but it looks as if I don't have a choice.

I've called marine supply stores, sporting good stores, motorcycle shops, BPS and went to Battery +, nobody stocks them. If anybody knows of a DFW source that stocks them please let me know. :help

I will probably order one tomorrow from Walmart as they promise the shortest delivery time.

franklin fisher
03-03-2019, 05:00 PM
Great catch. I can't wait for the spring fling around here. Will be a while yet though, so I am thankful for you sharing your pics and story in the meantime.

wannabe fisherman
03-03-2019, 05:48 PM
truth be told, the SPRING FLING IS AT HOLMES BEND MARINA MAY 4th GREEN RIVER LAKE KY check the thread on the Ky form. Oh by the way that's a great bunch of fish you've got there!

03-03-2019, 06:09 PM
Nice catch and report.

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ET Fish
03-03-2019, 07:54 PM
Great pictures and report!

wannabe fisherman
03-04-2019, 05:58 AM
truth be told, the SPRING FLING IS AT HOLMES BEND MARINA MAY 4th GREEN RIVER LAKE KY check the thread on the Ky form. Oh by the way that's a great bunch of fish you've got there!

thanks for the correction CP my mind wasn't working, said it needed a vacation

03-04-2019, 06:17 AM
Nice bunch of fish. Hope your family gets to feeling better. We had it here and I didnít think it was ever going to leave everyone just kept passing it back and forth

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03-05-2019, 07:23 AM
let me clear up something on this post , the stringers of fish were someone teasing me while my house was down , I didn't keep any Saturday when I went , I just went to rip a few and hang around with Ez some and let them fish all swim on .
and thanks for the words of encouragement on the illness thing man did it run thru the house a person at a time , made for a long February for sure :banghead

03-05-2019, 10:38 AM
You could come up to Missouri spring camp first weekend in May Outlaw up at Truman Lake. it's always a blast and fishing is usually good too. Glad you are feeling better and that whole in sickness and in health can be a b**** at times!!

03-06-2019, 07:24 AM
wish I could travel like I once did, but home life keeps me close to home plate these days
thanks for the invite and to be sure I bet it would be fun :cheers2