Details: Black Crappie
First walleye on a jigging rap for me... Awesome battle on the St Croix Eyecon and was able to detect the subtle bite on the erratic drop action in some current. ...more Not sure I’d have felt the hit in that scenario without a good walleye rod hahaha. I don’t walleye fish a ton so this was my best in quite a few years!
Fall Smallie feeding frenzy is on. This fish had a big ol’belly. Looked like me after Sunday football snacking hahaha. Typical fall pattern- found Smallies stacked ...more on shallow sunbathed flats adjacent to deep holes with current. Did some working from the “boat office” so look’n good with my headset on oh yeah...
Caught several 13-14” Smallies casting onto small 2-4’ deep sand flat with a mild slack water eddy. Fish were hitting in 5-7’ depth on the medium diving Shad Rap ...more along the drop off with 15-20’ depth heavy current channel adjacent. This spot was getting nice late afternoon and early evening sun and I think that turned them on as similar spots were not producing on the more shady side of the area. No big ones this day though... get them next time hahaha!