Just returned from a Fellas extended weekend up on Buckatabon. Did a little fishing, little golfing, lotsa drinking and lotsa eating. All were excellent.
Buckatabon did not disappoint. Found crappies, thick in our one evening of fishing them. Must have caught 30 in about an hour and a half at dusk. Tons were 5-7 inches long, but we got about a dozen beauties like these. The biggest one was a legitimate 14 incher. I haven't seen size like that our there in a while. The other two that were kept were in that 10.5 inch range. Nice little fish fry planned for me and the wife tonight.
In the day we found the crappies near the same spot, but action was slower. We ran into a lot of largemouth which were fun on our panfish rods.
We musky fished a few prime spots when there was actually wind. Buddy of mine had a hit on a bulldog, but missed the fish. But a nice boil came up from the water, so I doubt that it was a little pike.
Another buddy had one swipe at a bucktail towards the back of the boat. Never saw the size, but he said it just missed his bait.
About 45 minutes later, he got a great hit, set the hook and this 42.5 incher came into the boat. Really engulfed the bucktail. Had to cut the hook out of it's lower jaw. Fish was a little stressed, so he held it carefully and we got it back into the water right away. Took a few minutes, but she dove away strong. Fish was caught at moonrise in the evening.
Shortly thereafter another buddy had a hit on a tube that didn't stick.
So, we had some nice opportunities and cashed in an a nice 'ski and a nice pile of crappie fillets.
Can't wait to get back up in the fall.