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    DK said: "It took me a long time to get to where I am today".
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    I don't have a long time left !!! ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMA65 View Post
    DK said: "It took me a long time to get to where I am today".
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    I don't have a long time left !!! ;-)
    Yep! I know that feeling. I love being out there though and will continue to try to get better. I’ve gotten some ideas even from this DK post that I think will help me and I will be out there as soon as this rain is gone!

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    DK, WE have a many memorable trips, however this trip you are referring to, “ TARPS” them all.
    i get to personally always witness your unselfishness, teaching abilities, an learn first hand from one of the best!
    Lolol...I have to get that first cast in, because it always sets the tone for the excitement I get to see in your face when I bring that first fish to the boat! Thanks again for sharing your knowledge, I’m just thankful always that our paths crossed!



    Quote Originally Posted by drumking View Post
    ET, if I can remember to take more screen shots, I will. Grin. But I have said and still believe that

    the biggest crappie run in smallest schools so when you see a brush pile with just a couple of fish on it, most people pass these piles up. But they can give you your biggest fish of the day. Example of the best day for big crappie that Cuonthelake and I had from about 3-4 years ago.

    It was spring and pre spawn time. There is an underwater ridge that in the past we had caught big slabs on and we checked it out with the electronics. It was offshore, current was ripping and wind from the north almost 8-10 mph. Only one little dot showed up on the cover when we passed over it, but I said let’s fish it anyway. We made the run to check it out, might as well fish it.

    I got the boat in position to make a natural presentation, set the spot lock on Ivan, and we began our casting. It took a couple of casts to see just how the jig was reacting and then, as Candi does to me so many times, caught the first fish of the day. A slab over 16” long and 3 lbs. Very next cast, another slab that was a couple of ounces over 3 lbs. Back to back 3 pounders and I have never caught a 3 on Chickamauga. Then she caught another 15” slab under 3 and I made her swap seats with me. Lolol. Then I caught back to back 14.5” slabs and gave her the seat back. That was 5 TARP sized crappie from that spot in about 10-15 minutes. She caught another 13.5“ and a 12.5” Crappie and then not another bite.

    7 slabs in about 30 minutes. Too bad that we weren’t in a tournament. Now we don’t do this on every trip. All these fish came from a spot that most would pass up because they didn’t see a huge school of crappie. Those huge schools on Chickamauga are little fish and although fun to catch, will only produce one or two big crappie from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumking View Post
    This is the only forum that I give detailed reports on and I want to thank Slab and all the moderators who keep this forum friendly and won’t allow any negative comments go on.
    Thank you DK. We love your posts here. And I want to thank our moderators, and those that report posts, for keeping the site clean. We've been this way since we started, and I want to blame "G" for that! lol. He talked me down a couple times when I was gonna let the site leave the tracks. We gonna stay between the lines now, as we always have, and will always be. Family friendly forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumking View Post
    ET, if I can remember to take more screen shots, I will. Grin. But I have said and still believe that the biggest crappie run in smallest schools so when you see a brush pile with just a couple of fish on it, most people pass these piles up. But they can give you your biggest fish of the day. Example of the best day for big crappie that Cuonthelake and I had from about 3-4 years ago.

    It was spring and pre spawn time. There is an underwater ridge that in the past we had caught big slabs on and we checked it out with the electronics. It was offshore, current was ripping and wind from the north almost 8-10 mph. Only one little dot showed up on the cover when we passed over it, but I said let’s fish it anyway. We made the run to check it out, might as well fish it.

    I got the boat in position to make a natural presentation, set the spot lock on Ivan, and we began our casting. It took a couple of casts to see just how the jig was reacting and then, as Candi does to me so many times, caught the first fish of the day. A slab over 16” long and 3 lbs. Very next cast, another slab that was a couple of ounces over 3 lbs. Back to back 3 pounders and I have never caught a 3 on Chickamauga. Then she caught another 15” slab under 3 and I made her swap seats with me. Lolol. Then I caught back to back 14.5” slabs and gave her the seat back. That was 5 TARP sized crappie from that spot in about 10-15 minutes. She caught another 13.5“ and a 12.5” Crappie and then not another bite.

    7 slabs in about 30 minutes. Too bad that we weren’t in a tournament. Now we don’t do this on every trip. All these fish came from a spot that most would pass up because they didn’t see a huge school of crappie. Those huge schools on Chickamauga are little fish and although fun to catch, will only produce one or two big crappie from time to time.
    Thanks for this awesome response! You are definitely very unselfish! That being said, I’d still like to see some screenshots!
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    Are you talking about the bluff up
    by the power plant


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    Great thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roybuoy View Post
    Are you talking about the bluff up
    by the power plant


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    No, I fished that bluff but no takers on that particular bluff. I like it better in the winter time.

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    Haven't had any takers there or the sloughs coming out of Harrison Bay or Ware Branch or Wolftever. Marking lots of fish just no takers
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    Quote Originally Posted by roybuoy View Post
    Haven't had any takers there or the sloughs coming out of Harrison Bay or Ware Branch or Wolftever. Marking lots of fish just no takers
    The fish that we caught today were deep. Right on the bottom in 15-20 feet of water. Fish very slow with slight lift drop twitch subtle movement of the jig. When fish are in a more aggressive mood, it is easier to get them to bite. Some days you really need perch colored hand grenades. JK. Lol.
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