1. a few 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pond channel cats and one very nice flat head 35 1/2" and about 21 pounds.. fun fighter there... will brine up and put them in the smoker.. ...more am allowing the flathead to flush out in fresh water for a few days first...

  2. Catch was slow but kept at it then whamo the 14+" Crappie..

    Crappie with a jig with puddle jumper rubber skirt

  3. Caught 91 White Bass Thursday the 7th in the early am between daylight and 10am. All seemed to be males and milking....Caught near rock wall in Fremont.. Used a ...more small jig with skirt and minnow with a small split shot about 18 inches up above the jig... was anchored and just casting out. Mainly on the down stroke after the cast is when they hit.. Moved for a bit into shade up river and caught a couple more. They were biting at almost all depths.. Very light strikes.. It almost felt like you might have a small amount of debree hit your line, then sometimes you would get a hard hit.. Mostly real soft hits...I think it will be strong for the White Bass for the on coming week for sure....

    White Bass with a Puddle Jumper jig

    1. Jim Petrausch 0
      the white bass bite is on and it probably will be all week
    2. Jim Petrausch 0
      1 1/2" on a regular size crappie jig and had a small crappie minnow hooked on as well with the puddle jumper..
    3. Melinda Otter 0
      What size puddle jumper did u use?
    4. Jim Petrausch 0
      Yeah you have to really watch the water temps and watch the lylacs when they start to bud up and bloom usually..I normally don't to to well with Walleye but ...more I do ok with the Whites... Thx too
    5. Tim Bixter 0
      Nice... Was up there 3 weeks ago and it was strictly walleye.. Wish I would have gotten more white bass but was pry too early...
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  4. Pre Spawn Crappie. water temp still low around 52 degrees... Caught this nice 14 1/4" female today 4-16-15 got about a dozen or so other little ones mixed female ...more and males probably around 7" to 10" maybe.. very slow. watch the schools of fish come and go on my Lowrance elite 5 dsi fidh finder.. will probably keep going to keep up with the water temps to make sure I catch the main spawn...

Fishing Favorites

  • Species crappie
  • Waterway crane lake all fresh water
  • Lure puddle jumper and live bait