View Full Version : Mixed bag, Hybrids, Sandbass & Crappie all in one spot.

05-18-2008, 07:49 PM

Hybrids in upper left, Sandbass lower left and Crappie around the log.

I recorded this Thursday afternoon and assumed they were sandbass so I didn't fish for them.

Friday afternoon after a slow morning we decided to catch a few sandbass for fun so I returned to the (secret) spot.
Started jigging a slab and caught two big Crappie. Since we had a tournament scheduled the next day I left like a scalded dog.

Sat. morning went to the spot first thing, scanned it and it looked the same. Started jigging with the Rocky Top Super slabs and caught most of our bigger fish there by 9:00. Only problem was we had to catch about 50 big sandbass and small hybrids while we were at it.:D

Lesson here is never assume anything, check it out.

We won $375.00 for second overall and had the big fish. Missed out on first by 2 oz.
Not bad for accidental fish.

05-18-2008, 07:58 PM
Great win & I like your picts also. You said Quote"Started jigging with the Rocky Top Super slabs" are those a type of minnow or a bait???? Thanks Oh those lines 12,24,36, telling to the left side how U get those or U got a 1197 maybe, can't find on me 997 but love it just the same...................

05-18-2008, 07:58 PM
Sounds like a good day to me, nicely done, that picture is cool too, what kind of fish finder/sonar are you using?

05-18-2008, 08:05 PM
I use a Humminbird 997 Side imaging sonar.

I have a program on my computer called Yellowfin. I record my scans to a SD chip and download them to my computer. One of the playback features is the lines showing depth. There's a lot of other neat features, You can play back, pause, back up, fast forward, zoom, switch side, change colors all with active gps info.

You can see lots of things that you miss on the lake.

The lure is a plastic, solid body tube about 2.5" long. Se Pic.


05-18-2008, 08:44 PM
Great job and congrats on the win.
Thanks for sharing the pic and the lesson.

Slipped Cork
05-18-2008, 09:29 PM
And to think I made fun of cane pole's jig.Boy do I look stupid now lol.His color resemble's your's ernest.

05-19-2008, 05:03 AM
Great job,Mr Paty. I've caught alot of fish off a jig that looks alot like that one. Just goes to show that you don't need all them fancy colored jigs.It's how you fish it that matters;)lot of the jigs today catch more fisherman than they do fish:D,JMO,,,,,

05-19-2008, 07:47 AM
What are Sand Bass???

05-19-2008, 07:50 AM
Very nice, glad you see you had fun. I was on call all weekend and could not fish, glad somebody got to.

05-19-2008, 08:44 AM
What are Sand Bass???

The southern folks refer to white bass as sand bass. Or is it us northern folks refer to sand bass as white bass. Its one of those two.:D;)

05-19-2008, 09:05 AM
Thanks for the info

05-19-2008, 12:44 PM
Thought I'd heard of sandbass a while ago, but never know they were whitebass. Thanks, and that sonar is awesome. 2oz. that was a close one.