• Cherokee Change Up

    I am a cast and retrieve kind of guy, 95% of the time I have a Single Pole (UL) in my hand when pursuing our finned friends but today I decided to change it up a little bit and do a Spider Rig trip to Cherokee.

    So I dusted off the long poles and hit the local bait store for some Minnows. I ran into a member here Elyj who was also getting bait. He hasnít posted here in several years but maybe he will chime in as to his trip/success today also. I congratulated him on his new job as the local High School Principal. With a Crappie Fisherman at the helm, I think our Youth will have great leadership. Anyway, my first couple stops were at some shallow brushpiles to check on the status of the spawn. The little males were home, but no big girls to be found.


    At least I got to throw my UL for a bit and actually feel the thump. About 9am I set up the long poles and settled in to my comfy seat and watched the rod tips like a hawk.

    A catfish, a couple Spotted Bass, then finally a rod tip dipped to the waters surface and it was on! Crappie, and a nice one. It got plum crazy for a few minutes as the boat hovered over a nice school of Specks and I was pulling rods up like hot potatoes. A flurry of 3, followed by a a quick turn around and another round of catching. I had 9 in the boat real quick, never reeled once as the fish were caught exactly 12ft (over 20FOW) deep, so I just set the hook and boat lifted them straight up over the side. I stayed with this school and in no time had a limit, and they were nice ones.

    They filled a bucket full for sure

    The big girl had a small cut on her, and I did see a Water Turkey in the creek channel, probably just escaped him. She was a TARP, and I stuck a nice male about the same size. A good day, not my usual modus operandi, but a fun day. Get out there, they are biting!!

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Cherokee Change Up started by StantheMan2567 View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. gravelman6's Avatar
      gravelman6 -
      Looks like the switch payed off for you.
    1. SuperDave336's Avatar
      SuperDave336 -
      Enjoyed the read and wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing your day with us.
    1. ET Fish's Avatar
      ET Fish -
      Great report!
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      Good report
    1. tenncrappie's Avatar
      tenncrappie -
      Good job. Nice limit.Thanks for sharing
    1. Yonder's Avatar
      Yonder -
      Very Nice!
      CURADO 2000, like your style. Use one myself...,.
    1. Yonder's Avatar
      Yonder -
      Or maybe 200?
      Gettin old ain't for sissy's!
    1. Anchor Man's Avatar
      Anchor Man -
      Nice mess, fun time with the long rods.
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