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  • Henderson - Too Hot To Handle.....

    My rule of thumb is not to fish in July or August.....it just gets "too hot for me to handle".....but with the really good reports from Henderson, I just had to go for it this morning......went by myself.....launched at 6 AM.....it was easy to figure out where to go.....just follow all the other boats trails that they leave on the water....so, I wound up on the North end of Bigeaux and there were the boats, about 10 of them.....I stopped short of them and started fishing with an eye toward them to see what they were catching......started with a beetle spin and couldn't get a bite.....switched to shiner and caught a gar.....I didn't see anyone boating a fish but one guy said he got 3 early then nothing....so, after about 45 min. I crossed the lake to the other side where no one was.....started fishing 2 ft. deep in 13 FOW around patches of floating water hyancinth with shiners and started catching.....lots of bait fish around and fish busting them.....it was not fast but it was steady till I ran out of shiners around 10.....kept 20 sacs.....threw back about 4 small sacs.....big fish was almost 14"......did catch one on a beetle spin.....left them biting.....ran into one of our CDC guys "Rick1967" at the landing....he was launching as I was leaving.....thanks for coming over to say hello Rick.....

    we eat good tonight.....we are Blessed....

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Henderson- Monday-7/8....Too Hot To Handle..... started by prefers shiners View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. jordy1380's Avatar
      jordy1380 -
      Nice catch!
    1. TriggerJigger's Avatar
      TriggerJigger -
      Nice catch in July!
    1. Billbob's Avatar
      Billbob -
      good job
    1. Fish on Line's Avatar
      Fish on Line -
      Thats what I am talking about, Crappie !!!! Find where they want to stay out of the sun, With FOOD, AND OXYGEN
    1. JKCCKC2002's Avatar
      JKCCKC2002 -
      Nice Catch PS. Glad you and you fish can cool off on the main page!
    1. prefers shiners's Avatar
      prefers shiners -
      thanks guys.....hoping to get back out on next Tuesday......wife is cooking up a plate full right now.....she invented a new way to cook them in the microwave.....seasoned with Tony's, dry fried garlic(sto bought)....lemon pepper and fresh squeezed lemon juice......cooked 1 1/2 min each side in an 1100W microwave......
    1. 901mack's Avatar
      901mack -
      Good post
    1. boatdocksam's Avatar
      boatdocksam -
      good read
    1. prefers shiners's Avatar
      prefers shiners -
      Quote Originally Posted by 901mack View Post
      Good post
      thanks...
    1. prefers shiners's Avatar
      prefers shiners -
      Quote Originally Posted by boatdocksam View Post
      good read
      thanks again....
    1. ronetone's Avatar
      ronetone -
      yeah i too tend to avoid fishing in summer because of the heat, but if you can catch them like that i guess it makes it well worth it
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