Beaver Lake

Crappie therapy session well over due

Posted by Phil Lilley on July 17th, 2016
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Finally got to put some time in on the water.

The past three Friday’s have been frustrating to try and go fish.

I had a dead cranking battery and I didn’t know it was done until at the ramp ready to launch.  Geez

Then stormy weather fronts pushing in at the time I could go.  So, yesterday It was great to see it clear off by the time I was able to meet up.

I had a long time family friend in town for his work , who loves to fish and drags his boat everywhere he goes pretty much.

We used his boat dragging crankbaits  down the river over flats and channel edges like I’ve been doing this time year when I go.

I just like doing it this way in the summer.  Much more tolerable for me than sitting still on a pile getting cooked.

Just pop in a GPS card and use it as your guide on where they should be at and go.

We boated over 30 or so crappie and several bass.  Between catching up visiting we just lost count.

We used several Bandit 300’s and flickers with mostly everything being caught on Bandits between 80-110 feet of line out moving at 1.5 to 1.7mph staying in 15-25 feet of water.

Hot colors where bandits chrome with blue or black stripe on the back, or different variations of bandits with a white belly or white belly with a highlight chartreuse stripe on the belly.

Just couldn’t ask for a better day.  Not extremely hot and catching fish with good company.

We ended up with 15 good keepers with the rest being tossed back for my girls to catch again.

Here is a pic of one of the good keepers

God bless, take care and come on next Friday.


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