I had a doc apt early this morning and got great news on that front and figured I’d celebrate some with a fishing pole in hand. I hit up some local water and the purple/chartreuse paddletail bait got nailed on the first cast. A nice 12 1/2 crappie. Over the next hour or so I took five more like the first for dinner tonight and released several more that were smaller. The highlight today was a smallie in the 20+ inch bracket. Man what struggle on a 7 foot panfish rod spooled with 4 pound mono….same purple bait.
I had 44 degree water at 5 feet and that was the depth the fist were hitting at. 2 degrees difference from last Friday and what a difference it was. I plan to hit it again in the morning, but for tonight the dinner plans got changed with fresh fish in a bowl.