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  • Is my neighbor right? + a fish report

    A feller at Country Junction Store told us (biillbob inc) that he suspects the Asian carp are the problem with the crappie. Things have gone to pot since these critters moved in.

    Usually this time of the year fish are spawning all around our area. However, the last three years has produced very little action. We usually catch good fish around our dock, but not the past few years. I saw a lot of large fish hanging near bottom in the West Sandy and we also spotted a dead Asian carp.

    Some of the fish we caught had eggs, but their bellies were not swollen and the eggs were somewhat bloody. The males tails showed no signs of nesting. We caught a few dandy males.

    We fished from West Sandy to Swamp Creek to New Hope and spots in between. We picked up a fish here and there, but had no major onslaught. When we caught a fish, we circled back and made another pass looking for stragglers. The fish seemed to like the 7 foot depth. The water temp was over 70 degrees. The first day we single poled the brush with limited results. On day two and three we pulled and pushed jigs and roadrunners with better results. We did a lot of riding.

    The fish were stubborn but we still had a large time.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Is my neighbor right? + a fish report started by Cane Pole View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. scrat's Avatar
      scrat -
      Wow! Nice crappie. Thanks for sharing the report and pictures.
    1. Hippie Bob's Avatar
      Hippie Bob -
      Those are nice crappie!
    1. Frank Cecil's Avatar
      Frank Cecil -
      Nice Crappie. Good report
    1. skeetbum's Avatar
      skeetbum -
      Nice fish. But it's better to see that smile on the Billbob face. That's priceless!! Can I have the dog?
    1. Hippie Bob's Avatar
      Hippie Bob -
      Didn't notice it was Billbob before. So glad to see you up and around. May God Bless You!
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      Gewbers....both of ya
    1. SlabSlider's Avatar
      SlabSlider -
      Cool fish!
    1. Speck Detector's Avatar
      Speck Detector -
      Good to see BB back on tour....There's only 1 thing there're finding good about Asian Carp & that is they make good fertilizer, just a shame of a situation.
    1. MikeA57's Avatar
      MikeA57 -
      What I have heard is the Asian Carp eat the eggs of everything they find therefore decimating the aquatic population. I have a good friend who has a cabin on Chisholm Lake outside of Ripley TN and the fishing was historically good there. Ever since the 2011 flood though the fishing has declined till now the only thing that you find there is Asian Carp. There's not even turtles found there much anymore and fishing is nonexistent. This is a very serious situation.