....this morning for a couple hours and did fairly well. Crappies and sunfish both kept me busy and every now and again a smallie would chomp down on my crappie plastic and give me a thrill. Of course the catfish, carp and sheephead gave me a thrill too.
I fished a 600 acre local lake and every hen crappie I caught this morning still was carrying spawn despite the water being almost 70 degrees. Late snows, recurring high water events and roller coaster water temps have those fish messed up big time. I imagine they either move in one night and get the job done or it may be late enough now that they'll just hold the spawn. Even the sunfish hens had swollen bellies which were as hard as rocks. I couldn't find a crappie on typical spawning water today. They all came from deeper water. Maybe hit shaallow over the deep stuff but they definitely were not using shallow water. Strange and stranger.
Its was a nice morning on the water but now the wind has bucked up a bit again and clouds have moved in. Rain they say by tonight. Thank You Lord for those precious three hours this morning!