Bull Shoals Lake

Fished around K Dock today

Posted by Phil Lilley on December 21st, 2016
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Took a vacation day from work to help my brother build a covered porch. Finished up with that by 11 a.m. and decided to try and catch a walleye or two.

Put in at K Dock and started fishing the roll off of the flat to the main channel.  It was bright and sunny, very little to no wind, a lot warmer than it has been and water temps were right around 43 degrees.  1st cast, jerked the mega bass 110+1 down seven or eight times then let it sit. 8-10 seconds later gave it a little pop. Five or six seconds later, the line got heavy.  I set the hook and reeled in a nice crappie. Not what I was looking for, but not a bad consolation prize on my first cast.

Picked up three more big crappie and a bass on the jerk bait in the next hour and then switched to a swimming minnow. Caught a couple more keeper crappie then decided to head up to a brush pile in 26 feet of water on Snapp.  Ended up catching a total of 10 keeper crappie and 10-12 shorts by 3:30. Boat started running rough so I decided to head in rather than chance spending the night.  No walleye today, but the crappie sure did bite good. Smallest one I kept was 11 1/2 inches.

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