We had about 6 houses out of Head of the Lake Resort on the west side of the far NE bay. Overall fishing was pretty good. Two of us were in 26 feet, the bottom was fairly clean and sandy.
Best crappie fishing was between 5pm and 9pm. Lots of negative fish, but at times there were no less than 6 fish at different depths under the hole. You just had to keep moving your bait to find the ones willing to bite.
The evening was enough action to keep two rods busy. Most of my 45 crappies were 9 to upper 10 inch fish, with a few 11’s and one that was 12 1/2 inch. A few other friends had 12’s also. A house next to us had one 14″.
Best bait for me was a half moon looking glo-jig with a crappie minnow. I kept moving the bait to different fish, then I’d set my pole down and hope for a biter. I felt moving the bait too much had a negative effect. I could see on the spring bobber that the minnow was swimming, if he wasn’t, I’d bump the rod to get him moving again. Most of the bites was just a 1/4″ bend on the spring, very light.
Saturday morning I had a tip-up in a corner hole in the house, and did manage a nice very fat 34 inch Pike.
We heard a few houses in the bay had a few Bluegill, but very hard to get, so most of my group just stuck to the crappies.
I’ll try and get a pics on here from my phone, when I figure it out.