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TobyScreams

Ten Pointer
More of the same. Scattered fish in the morning and big ol schools in the afternoon.

If you “swim” a jig at all it’s too fast. If it has any action (twister tail, roadrunner, etc) forget it. Low and slow. Cast a double tube jig set up in a school and let it fall. When you pick it off bottom try to hold there as much as you can. After a second drop it back down on the bottom If it didn’t hit while you were “holding”. Strikes came almost only on the pick up.

No real monsters but the numbers were mind-boggling. To further my tutorial, sonar looked like this mostly when you found them. Easy to miss. For those wondering the noise at the top is turbulence from my drive fins, it was windy!!

Anyone lose a new uglystik lite pro in the lake recently lol?
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TobyScreams

Ten Pointer
As someone pointed out my double tube rig is just drop-shotting with a lure on bottom. Mostly I was using it to hold the other jig in place longer. Tomorrow I’m gonna try a “legit” crappie dropshot rig. You can’t make me not call it “crap-shooting”. Bet a gulp minnow would work but I’m tossing a tube and a 2.5” fluke cut shorter. Time will tell.
 

oldest school

Old Mossy Horns
Go ahead and boggle our minds with the numbers. I been around some aggressive story telling crappie guys for a long time. I need some new tales to motivate them.
 

TobyScreams

Ten Pointer
87,386,201 Is a fair guess :)

My wife figured I was embellishing and bought an umpire clicker/fish counter. She doesn’t give me crap anymore after two trips watching me use it. Just counted my daughters today, 17. She crapped out in an hour - hour and a half. Hard to get the technique but she did okay.

Tried my fluke rigged ‘crapshot’ technique. The bigger fish loved it. The slews of 8 inchers weren’t having it. Slapped on a Bobby garland sperm and bam bye bye bigguns, helloooooo numbers. I also ‘crapshot’ a Berkley mice tail. Yes, the trout lure. Turns out it’s not just for trout. Berkley plastic/whatever didn’t hold up long at all though.
 

oldest school

Old Mossy Horns
on berkekky palstics not holding up-
Crappie fishermen of the world can celebrate- Zman is potting out a crappie line this july- a little glue to hold them and you'll catch 87,386,201 with one bait. That elastech stuff is durable for sure.
 

TobyScreams

Ten Pointer
Well no crappie we’re harmed the last two days on lake Phelps but a handful of perch were caught. I’m not a bass guy so I targeted another small species that I enjoy.

The take away: Small fish in large numbers in clear shallow water are spoooooky. Open water fishing can be a challenge too. But the secret that found and caught those was an age old trick that anyone could learn. Follow the birds. The seagulls gave the perch away time after time. Just play the wind, go slow, and keep from casting shadows from the yourself or the boat onto the fish. The longer the cast, the better.
 
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