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    I made a solo trip to D'arbonne today. The weather man told me it was 27 degrees with 1 mph winds when I launched shortly after daylight. I dropped the trolling motor and started working the channel, fishing 15-20 feet down using a double rig, jig and plastic on the bottom and a #2 long shank aberdeen and a shiner on top with a 1/2 oz egg sinker between. My first fish was a nice thick 13" crappie followed by a big drum. Another 13" crappie and another drum followed, the drum snapping my Russ Bailey crappie wizard in half. Luckily I had a back up. By 10:30 I had 4 crappie in the box and had caught 3 drum. I tied to stump and tried shiners under a slip bobber for a while with no luck. The fishing was slow until mid afternoon, then it was like someone flipped a switch. It started with pops at my bait with a few hook ups and and ended up being a pretty aggressive bite. The bigger fish would either hit real light or come up with the bait and all they wanted was shiners. I quit about 4:30 with 15 fish, 5 that were over 13". Very few boats out today and nobody fishing around me. I got a PM from a local saying him and everyone he talked to got skunked today so I feel pretty good about my day. I plan on doing it again tomorrow, weather permitting.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Not a bad day on D'arbonne Lake started by spartannation View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. gravelman6's Avatar
      gravelman6 -
      Good catch
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      Good job Jerry
    1. JayByrd's Avatar
      JayByrd -
      What color shiners?
    1. Ketchn's Avatar
      Ketchn -
      My question as well ....Golden shiners ? Very nice fish bro ...congrats
    1. skeetbum's Avatar
      skeetbum -
      Some very nice fish. A friend and I used to launch when it was that cold and had many wonderful days. Low wind was the deciding factor. Good job and thanks for sharing.
    1. spartannation's Avatar
      spartannation -
      What kind of shiners is a question for the locals. I used whatever they sold at the bait shop. Don't think they were goldens, though.
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