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    Made it up to Pittsburg Landing this afternoon about 12:45. After sitting Atop The Boat ramp for a few minutes debating with myself on just how bad I wanted to catch fish or get soaked, my addiction won, and I backed the boat in. The rain was not terrible, it was off and on, varying in intensity most of the afternoon. Wind was calm, and water was a stained brown color 40° surface temp. I hit the first brush pile that I came across, and found fish suspended in 16 FOW, about 9 1/2 foot deep. I was using a 2.5 inch Crappie Kicker, Buster Brown color as well as chartreuse w/silver flake, by Fle-Fly fishing tackle. I used both a weedless 3/32oz jig head and a 1/16 oz big eye jig head in the presentation. The fish seem to prefer the lighter jighead today over the heavier one. The Buster Brown color seemed to be a little hotter today than the chartreuse w/silver flake, however both caught fish. I managed to pull 10 decent keeper crappie(10"-11"), and one respectable White bass off of that first pile, as well as whole bunch of short fish also. I spent three hours hovering over that brush pile before I gave up and moved on. Finally the water was starting to soak through my jacket and I decided to throw the towel in.
    I didn't happen to get any photographs while I was out on the water due to all the rain and such, but here's a few pics of the fish in my patent pending "clean'em later well", and the tackle I used.
    Hope the info is helpful.

    Fish On!
    ~B.S.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Soaked but found success on Pomme de Terre this afternoon 12/13 started by Blind_Squirrel View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. gravelman6's Avatar
      gravelman6 -
      You had a good outing even with the rain
    1. Speck Detector's Avatar
      Speck Detector -
      At least some cooperated for your efforts...got some fle-fly garlic scent I should test against Slab sauce someday...
    1. Crestliner08's Avatar
      Crestliner08 -
      Good job out there. I just can't do the "rain" dance anymore. Arthritis + being old!
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      Good job
    1. Ketchn's Avatar
      Ketchn -
      very nice
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