This all started on Sunday when I received a text from a good friend of mine. All the text said was, "34 crappie in 2hrs". This immediately peaked my interest. So, a phone call was made and a date set for Wednesday evening. After a few days of preparing, waiting, double checking, waiting, working, working, and preparing some more; we were finally at the chosen destination! Before I can even get situated Robert has already caught 2 monster crappie! Robert was using a Crappie Thunder Road Runner and I rigged up a jig/bobber combo. I wasted about 20 minutes catching only 1 small bluegill while Robert managed 10 nice Crappie. I know when to give in and now was the time! I switched to a red/white Crappie Thunder. It didn't take long before I was catching up to Robert. I found two different patterns, staging fish and spawning fish. The staging fish were on a drop off from 2' to 5' and the spawning fish were anywhere from 12" to 2' deep. All of these fish were on the rip rap of the dam. We ended the day with 50+ Crappie, 4-5 of them were 7"-8" and the rest anywhere from 12" to 16". I can't remember catching this many BIG crappie as most were from 14"-16". Oh yeah, this was all done on a private 50 acre lake that Robert owns. He has fished there 3 days this week catching over 100 BIG crappie. The other nice thing is, it is only 15 minutes from my house and I don't need the boat! We released all fish caught yesterday so they can spawn and make more big crappie in the future. We plan to take about 20 or so out next week for a fish fry and a picture! I think I only got one pic, but I will download and post it shortly.