Post By: Digginjiggin Posted: 1/13/2018 4:59:37 PMPoints: 231
Dave and Jeremy and I meet up with a hundred or so of the Saturday Crawford Crew this morning. Swampy13 was already there, he fished west of us and already had 19 of his 20 limit by 8:00 when the good bite died with the suns arrival. I had 14 by then. Dave caught 8 during the day and Jeremy 5. It took me till almost noon to finish my limit. Swampy and a Dave each caught some dink perch afterward while I went into Slimer Mode. Swampy caught a few keeper perch. Total body count for the 3 of us was 33 crappie, 20 perch, a dozen slimers and 3 small throwback lmbass. Crappie depth was 25 to 35’ and best jig colors were green and white. Lefty and his wife fished east of us and caught several early and left about nine. Overall a real nice day for the fish taco bowl tomorrow.
Good report. The wife and I went down towards the bathroom for her to use and fished out there for a while and then left. We did catch a mess of fish before we left the dam area. I think I will wait until the middle of the week before I go there again. The word is out now and there were a ton of people out there. I went and drilled some holes for one group of guys whose auger wouldn't start and was leaking gas badly.
I'd pretty much agree that the word got out. 18 trucks parked at the peninsula and a dozen at the dam. Too bad most of them showed up too late. Was definitely an early bite today. 20 crappie, 14 perch (3 keepers), one slimmer (it was about 14 so maybe it wasn't a slimmer) and one LMB. Notice how Jerry buried his slimmer count into the grand total? LOL
Reply by: walleyeorbust Posted: Jan. 14, 11:36:45 AM Points: 813
You can night fish, I’d did last year a couple nights and had one uneventful night and a couple awesome night. The best part was I caught only perch crappie and cats not a single slimmer those outings.
Coach, Last year we had to catch 50 crappie to get our 7” to 10” keepers, this year they were an inch to two inches bigger and we didn’t get anything smaller than 7” and not many of them. Mostly 8 to 9” with about six ten inchers.
BTW, I continue to use your favorite jig there, which YOU know is a slimmer magnet, Lol. Gonna get there in the middle of the night next time. But now that Iola is fishable I gotta try there for a laker next time out. You oughta come over!