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    I'd been watching the sky all afternoon and decided that today might be a good day to sneak over to the pond and see what might be biting. My weather was similar to Walt and Rich's; cloudy, kinda cool, very little wind. Water temp at 72. Got on the water about 4:50 and left them biting at 6:15 and holy smokes were they biting! I started out trolling 3 rods; one with the road runner, one with a Tennessee shad color Stinger and a new bait for me, a Mr. Crappie Slabilicious:



    First fish was a nice 'gill on the roadrunner tipped with a white tailed Crappie Stinger. Shortly after, I had to put the road runner away as the crappie simply pounded that green tailed Slabilicious and the gray stinger on the other pole. I would get under way with the rowing, toss out the 2 poles and within 2 or 3 strokes, one or the other pole would tighten up and I'd have to stop to land a crappie.


    I'd taken a small cooler to bring a few home for a meal or 2 this weekend and kept 9 of these eager
    biters. The darn fish kept popping the top of the cooler open and flopping out on the floor of the boat! Of course, after the cooler was full, I soon landed 2 that went over 12" each, along with a 12 1/2" yellow perch.





    I had many double hook-ups forcing me to clamp one rod up at an angle between my knees while I reeled in and released the fish from the other pole. Anyone watching would have found it to be quite the amusing show. I didn't keep track of total fish caught but 1 perch, 3 bluegills, and a slew of crappie made it a very memorable evening.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 2nd trip this week, 9-20 started by 6poundtest View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. franklin fisher's Avatar
      franklin fisher -
      Sounds like some great fishing. That'll make for some great eating.
    1. Speck Detector's Avatar
      Speck Detector -
      Nice catch......& yes those Mr. Crappie paddle tails are good baits....
    1. gravelman6's Avatar
      gravelman6 -
      Love those golden colors of fall on the fish.
    1. StantheMan2567's Avatar
      StantheMan2567 -
      For trolling that Paddle Tail jig is hard to beat. Nice catch.
    1. Anchor Man's Avatar
      Anchor Man -
      Nice evening, thanks for sharing.
    1. scrat's Avatar
      scrat -
      Wow! Nice catch. Thanks for sharing the report and pictures.
    1. Ketchn's Avatar
      Ketchn -
      beautiful fish and nice read ….congrats
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