Saturday the 13th, I fished in a Crappie tournament/get together with a few guys and gals from TKAA. While the fish were not bighting, I was able to ward of the sunk with a small Chain Pickerel first thing in the morning. The drive was far but the scenery, friendship and food was great.
|At the Ramp|
With the Crappie not cooperating, I felt the need to rip some lips on the microlite. I met Mark Lozier and our friend Chuck at Rudee. The first hour was slow but it picked up and stayed up after that. I was able to pick up some small specks on the rig below.
|1/16 oz jighead with a 2" Crappie Assassin|
Mark picked up a nice keeper speck before he left. I had switched back over to a Marsh Works Squilla after a few fish on the microlite. After catching to many to count I thought I would go back to the microlite and the long rod. I cast my fly rod every now and again, but I am not as proficient as I used to be. Luckily I was not fishing a freestone river, but a speckled trout infested inlet so my mistakes were masked. I caught over 10 fish on a purple and white clouser I got from my friend Kyle Sawyer, while getting a rhythm established. I still need practice though. I swiched back to the microlite to finish the night. I had a fish that was ripping 2lb test of the spool. I got it within 10' but the hook was spit. It could have been worse!
Until next time, tight lines and screamin' drags!