How's the walleye,crappie bite been?
MOON PHASE (83%)
56° - 60° F
56° - 60° F
Ended up going Friday the 4th. Put in at Paynetown. Couldn't really tell you where on the lake we were since we didn't have a map but followed the main shoreline to the left of the boat ramp. Last place we were I saw a blue watertower off in the distance. Caught bunch of little ones. We caught maybe a hundred. Kept 44. Some bigger ones . Biggest around 12 inches. A couple of 10-11 a handful of 9's and the others were kept so we can have enough for the freezer. (some slightly embarrassing but they started all looking decent after awhile)
Mostly laydowns in 15-20 feet of water. anywhere form 10-20 feet deep. Minnows fromt he Fishin Shedd . Bass Minnows, not crappie minnows . Went through the 4 dozen we paid for but pretty sure they gave us quite a few more than that. Went to Badgers game. Good game for us. Great stadium Hoosiers! Went to Mass on Sunday at Saint Agnes in Nashville. Beautiful Church and seemingly awesome people and parish.
MOON PHASE (70%)
Anyone have any experience at Monroe in Indiana? Going there first weekend in November with my dad. Fishing for crappie and a bonus this year, going to the football game. (we are Badgers fans and IU is hosting Wisconsin). We usually take our fall trip to Shelbyville but changed it up this year. Dad is 75 so I just appreciate the time God has given us to continue sharing some of our passions. I heard Lake Lemon may be pretty good for crappie as well.
Thanks for any information.
Seems not many people post here but i was there last yr in april we hammered the crappie problem was nothing over 8 inch but 1 slab the whole 4 days 3 guys we did catch a ton of catfish on bobbers n minnows no doubt and they were all big but the bass crappie and walleye were all small still had a blast tho paynetown is a great campground and we are going back in a few weeks i was wondering perhaps if anyone knew if there are big crappie even there we caught hundreds of small guys any info would be greatly appreciated thanks
MOON PHASE (25%)
76° - 80º F
76° - 80º F
When wipers are located around deeper breaklines, a sonar baits-aka blade baits, work extremely well. These lures are generally weighted-1/2-3/4 oz. and vibrate erratically when a sweeping jigging motion is applied. Such action is especially effective as water temperatures warm up. Jigging spoons are also quite effective- Hopkins or flutter types will produce while vertical jigging over a school of wipers that may be located in the deeper channels. Once the approximate location of a school is located, provided it's not too deep, casting lures (weighted spoons) to the fish and counting them down to their depth level is also effective. If these fish are located shallower- 8'to 12', don't hesitate to use crankbaits, such as a #7 or #9 shad rap, rattle trap, etc, cranking them in as fast as possible. Trolling such lures to find these fish or any other species is an effective technique.
These techniques have produced some explosive action for me in the past, particularly on wipers, and I hope they will prove to be equally productive for you.
Keep em Coming, WMK