Monday, March 3, 2014
First Crappie of the Year
I fished from the bank for a bit looking for a spot that Marlon and Noe can fish from if they want to come out with me. One of the spots I fish while wading had a few clearings in the brush that they can shoot line from and sight cast to the fish below. You have to move slowly into position so your silhouette doesn't spook the fish - they are used to being hunted by Great Blue Herons so any motion against the background of the sky sends they swimming. I saw this crappie take, but thought it was another bluegill. A pleasant surprise of variety amidst a sea of bluegill.