SLABSAUCE Crappie Attractant |
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Letís try something different

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    17,851
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Letís try something different

    I called Slimjim Friday night to see if he could get a kitchen pass. He must have been extra good this week cuz it didnít take but a minute and we were making plans. He was at the house about 7 and we headed down the street to find the ramp surprisingly cooperative for a holiday weekend. Dropped in and eased out to find the wind light, temps very good and the overcast just right. We had both been staying within our comfort zone for a couple of months and after talking a bit, decided to try a different area. Iíve done well in this area in past seasons but just didnít know if it was time yet. Turns out we hit it just right. Itís close enough to common areas that folks donít pay attention and just far enough to be relaxing and by ourselves.

    First fish of the day were some small stripers that had us practicing our untangling skills. Not long and I had our first crappie over the side. Good fish but we werenít keeping fish this day, no room in either freezer. Swung closer to shore another 100 yards and no activity so turned back out towards the middle and then turned north. After that, I didnít touch the TM for almost two hours. First singles, then a double or two in between singles, then occasional flurries. We couldnít believe how many good, solid fish we were getting. Very few shorts visited today, maybe 20% but I donít think it was that many. I started seeing some tracks on the GPS from my old haunts and spun around. We talked about whether or not running against the wind would be better or worse than running with the wind as we had been for a couple of hours. It made no difference. After the turn we crossed a weedline and didnít do much for about 10 minutes. Then we were right back into it. And so it went til we got back around our starting point, one good fish after another. Things slowed down and remember, I face backwards when I troll and stay in touch with my gps thatís turned to face me. I said something about we might be done and Jim saidĒ oh no, I found the fishĒ. And turning around, I was sure he had. There was a cluster of 15 boats in a pretty tight area, and I knew they werenít just hangin out. We struck a line kinda through the middle of them all and we were right back into em again. After that pass we spun around for another try but the fish had slowed, the boats dispersed and started going home, and it was near noon and time to go.

    Without stretching the truth, we boated 40 or more quality fish that needed no measure and had fat backs. Several today were a pound and a half and we were constantly calling for the net from each other. With the shorts and LDRís Iím sure the count was over 50. We laughed at ourselves saying that we saved each other 2 hours of cleaning fish. So many of these would have given some NICE fillets. Small purple body with a glitter chartreuse tail was the best for us, the tight wobble of the smaller body might have been part of its attraction.

    So back on the trailer, discussing or blessings of the day and recent past, we headed to the house. A very productive, relaxing day in good company, and some of Paulas legendary muffins also having been shared. I canít think of any way it could have been better. Might be there tomorrow with Bluegillgirl and guppy to put a smile on their face, I think it would be great to see a 5 year old wrestle some stud fish. Hope yíall get a chance to find some like we did today, and I hope Iím there to say hello when you do. Until then, stay healthy and please protect yourselves. This thing weíre dealing with is no joke. Til then...... Skeet
    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Listen to your gut over all the other voices.
    Thanks Slab thanked you for this post

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 1996
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    20,757
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Wow, glad y'all had a super day. You deserve it skeet after all you been through. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have even better luck when you go out with BGGirl and Guppy.
    Owner
    "Wear your PFD" "No texting n driving" slab
    Crappie.com members are the best
    Thanks skeetbum thanked you for this post

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Deltona, Fl
    Posts
    1,069
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Thanks for the phone call. I had a great time on the water .
    Name:  fishing : Tim 11-28-2020 jpeg.jpg
Views: 199
Size:  70.7 KB

    We did good out there and I sure enjoyed the trip with you.


    another good day at the office !
    Likes Slab, Phantom309, Redge, Chucker, Crappiegirl1 LIKED above post
    Thanks skeetbum thanked you for this post

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Union, Mississippi
    Posts
    540
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Awesome report... glad you are better and back at it!


    Sent from my iPhone using Crappie.com
    Thanks skeetbum thanked you for this post

  5. #5
    "G"'s Avatar
    "G" is offline Super Duper Moderator - 2012 Crappie.Com Man of the year & 2018 Crappie.com Decade of Exceptional Service Awards * Crappie.com Supporter * Member Sponsor
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Belden, MS
    Posts
    90,712
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Way to go guys!
    I have spent most my life fishing........the rest I wasted.
    PROUD MEMBER OF TEAM GEEZER
    PICO Lures Field Rep
    Likes Crappiegirl1 LIKED above post
    Thanks skeetbum thanked you for this post

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    11,212
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I like it. Great job guys.
    Pass the "Sportsman Baton" on before you're gone, promote values for others to hunt and fish upon.
    Thanks skeetbum thanked you for this post

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Scottsboro Al
    Posts
    7,689
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Glad you was able to get out and give em try!
    congrats on a good day!
    Thanks skeetbum thanked you for this post

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Oviedo, Fl. (central florida)
    Posts
    2,852
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Good job fellas, some nice size fish in them pics....Yep, a lot of over-looked water there, way to venture out of the Norm....been good reports of #'s & this next cold spell outta have them on fire for a while....Look forward to seeing Guppy w/speck as big as her head=good luck tomorrow!!

    Sent from my moto e5 go using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app
    crappie down !
    Thanks skeetbum thanked you for this post

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    OK
    Posts
    24,321
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Wow, super trip you two enjoyed together!
    Congratulations.
    Thanks for the story telling Skeet.


    Sent from my iPhone using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app
    Proud Member of Team Geezer!
    Thanks skeetbum thanked you for this post

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    1,396
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Hopefully, you both will have brain-space for this day of memories, Skeet and SJ...great example to show that we all need to do the "over the shoulder" in our life! Never know when our RESCUE awaits.

    Doug
    Thanks skeetbum thanked you for this post

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

BACK TO TOP