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  • Didnít Plan

    Was going to work today but wimped out yesterday and stayed home. Good thing I did. Dinner with the SIL and gdaughters last night and i was just tired, more than usual and a bit cranky too. Fell asleep in the chair at about 10 til 8, went to the bed about 130 and didnít wake til almost 7. Fat boy was whipped. Couldnít decide what i wanted to do last night either, so nothing was ready.

    Dropped in about 9 and went to my favorite hole and started catching right away, a good sign. Lots of species and no trash fish, another good thing. Couple of good Warmouth got me warmed up and the bite stayed steady right along. Iíve always like working the bank cuz you never know whoís at the next bush or tree. Today was no different. Had one good Crappie(I think) fight for a count of almost ten before pulling loose, my little #8 just didnít have enough purchase. Never got him turned and never got a look, but there was some major head shaking going on. The small LMB were there in pretty good numbers today, got to meet a few. Little fools have an attitude! After about half of the area I work , the crappie started showing up. Small at first but I could have made a pretty good dinner with the keepers. Hyacinth was an issue for me today as the winds had it blown into a few of the areas I like. A few pics below of some of the better crappie that bit the small stuff. Saw 5. Boats today, more than ever here, and didnít want to educate any more than necessary so I left to see if any of the big girls were around and not picked over. I wasnít disappointed.

    10 minutes later I found one of the spots and picked up the Sam Heaton. Dropped once and forgot about current, that was a bust. Next drop in an eddy and I got the thump of the month. Leaned back on the rod, and it stopped! I know the surgeon did the job right cuz I know my heartbeat went sky high right then. A little steering and a little more leaning on the rod and a mouth bigger than a silver dollar was the first thing I saw. Finally got her coming and squatted to grab a lip. No doubt this one wanted it, had to do minor surgery to remove it from way deep. Just a sneeze under 14Ē and 1lb, 12oz. THATíS what Iíve been looking for. A couple of pics and a gentle return with a hearty Thank You as she went. That felt good. Backed it up 3 drops later with another over 12Ē. A few shorts after that and a few bluegill smacks and I was done. Stowed everything and headed for the house. Boat traffic was heavy on the river today, the break in the cold was just what everyone has been waiting for.

    Didnít plan on going today, or at all til after Christmas. Itís good to sit down to post this and see that many others also had a day for the memory bank. I hope everyone gets their shopping done and is ready when the day arrives for sharing with everyone. The bonehead behind the wheel factor is higher than usual so please pay attention and be patient. I know, thatís rich coming from me. I actually had a school bus pull out so that I had to stop or hit on Friday. Folks just ainít thinking! Maybe Iíll get out again before the festivities, and I hope you will as well. Be safe and stretch a line....Skeet

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    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Crestliner08's Avatar
      Crestliner08 -
      Very nice catch. Congrats!
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      Good catch
    1. Ketchn's Avatar
      Ketchn -
      Fun times right there ...congrats
    1. Slab's Avatar
      Slab -
      Beautiful Florida Crappie.
    1. LedHed's Avatar
      LedHed -
    1. drumking's Avatar
      drumking -
      Unplanned trips are sometimes the most fun.
    1. Homewaters's Avatar
      Homewaters -
      Good fishing trip and good advice.
    1. trypman1's Avatar
      trypman1 -
      Super day for you,
    1. Speck Detector's Avatar
      Speck Detector -
      Yep, busy time of year...but nothing the open waters of solitude can't cure too "reset" so to speak, thanks for the therapeutic reminders...Tim
    1. gravelman6's Avatar
      gravelman6 -
      Good pictures
    1. ET Fish's Avatar
      ET Fish -
      Great read, as always!
    1. Special K's Avatar
      Special K -
      Very nice read skeet. Good reports with pictures take extra effort... thank you for taking the time to carefully share your trip with us.
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