Crappie Beat Down

Discussion in 'Freshwater fishing reports' started by Pope, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Pope

    Pope Senior Member

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    Yesterday, Blake and I fished the sandies/hybrids of Ray Hubbard and smoked em. You just had to stay away from the circus of boats and find your fish jigging deep. Blake has mastered the slab and out caught me 2 to 1. With this success, I decided he should be up to something more technical and challenging. Now, the beat down.

    It wasn't the crappie, but me receiving the beat down. Blake and I tried to find my brush piles w/o my GPS since it was sent in for repairs. We found them by dragging slabs in the area and hanging up.

    The beat down came from me holding the boat in the wind for 5 hours and experiencing the lightest bite I have ever seen. You rarely felt them, but saw the line go limp most of the time. Jigging 1-2lb fish in the wind, with 10lb braid, 1/4oz jigs and an 8 year old learning to finesse jig fish is tough! It was the greatest test of patience I've had in a while.

    Tons of dinks, but managed 8 keepers, 4 cats, 1 hybrid and 1 sand bass. Toughest 28 filets I have ever cleaned.
     
  2. trlrman

    trlrman Senior Member

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    yea but the quality time is priceless!
     

  3. Pope

    Pope Senior Member

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    yea but the quality time is priceless!

    Thanks, you are right. We get lots of quality time, but I nearly tossed him in the lake today!
     
  4. SkeeterRonnie

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    you caught crappie on Ray Hubbard? I need lessons! i cant find them out there!
     
  5. Pope

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    Hubbard yesterday. Lewisville today. I gave crappie a small shot on RH yesterday and blanked. Although, without a sounder I am shooting blind.
     
  6. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    Good job Brandon.. Blake will try to outfish you from here on out..
     
  7. Pope

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    He can try! He put the boat on the trailer today, so he is moving up.
     
  8. Rainbowrunner

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    Sounds like an excellent day on the water to me! Good eats too. Did you catch any big bream?

    dale
     
  9. d-a

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    Brandon

    Sounds like a fun time. Too bad we couldnt figure out how to jig up those cuda's that night in the Keys.

    d-a
     
  10. Pope

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    Brandon

    Sounds like a fun time. Too bad we couldnt figure out how to jig up those cuda's that night in the Keys.

    d-a

    True. I needed your steady hand today. You were awesome with Blake.
     
  11. wacker

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    Thanks, you are right. We get lots of quality time, but I nearly tossed him in the lake today!

    I actually miss that part, Good job Brandon.
     
  12. SkeeterRonnie

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    Hubbard yesterday. Lewisville today. I gave crappie a small shot on RH yesterday and blanked. Although, without a sounder I am shooting blind.


    november through March- we know where they(crappie on RH) are though :)

    great job on raising that boy!