Sunday, April 19, 2009

Crappie Fishing

The crappie fishing has been great so far this year. we are fishing on the north end of the lake for the most part. The best jig this year has been a 1/24oz. Yellow/Yellow/White Hal-Fly. A close second has been the 1/32oz. White/Chartreuse popeye jig. The fish have been under the shade of the docks but now that the water temperature is getting into the low 60s, be sure to check any shallow brush. Minnows under a small weighted float work great around the shallow brush. Once you find one there will be more. This is easy fishing and a great way to start the kids out how to learn to fish.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 14 09

Fishing is finally beginning to settle down. The lake level has come up tremendously over the past few weeks. Almost all of the boat ramps are now open for the first time in years. With all the weather we have not been able to get out on the lake as much as normal and the fishing for the stripers has been tough. With good sunny weather expected this week, the fishing should takae off any day with the rising water temperatures. Looks like we have survived the worst and it should be good fishing from here on out. Crappie fishing has also been good. Be sure to take some small crappie jigs and minnows and fish shallow.