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JUNGLE JIM 1

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About JUNGLE JIM 1

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    Channel Catfish
  • Birthday 11/29/1957

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    SOUTH ST.LOUIS CITY
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    Fishing, tying jigs, reptiles, rock tumbling, hockey, rooting for whoever the Rams are playing, baseball.

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  1. Snake was close to 4 foot long, bigger than I thought when I was taking photos.
  2. Crappie have finished spawning finally. Girls don't have their bellies anymore. Did catch one big colored up male yesterday but wanted to get him back on it's bed quickly so no photo. Biggest crappie was a 14.5 inch female and an 18" Largemouth was the highlight for the day. As I was leaving I spotted this Black snake stretched out across the trail. I thought it was dead so I poked it with my rod and it moved a little. Got a few pics since it was in no hurry to leave. It coiled up in a strike pose and let me take it's picture. As I was leaving I spotted a small box turtle sunning itself on the road so snapped a picture before moving it to a safer place.
  3. With the warmer temps I've been seeing some starting to bed. They are super spooky once they start bedding so I leave them alone and try to find the one's who haven't moved up yet since they are more willing to bite. I use tiny jigs less than an inch long on #10 or #12 hooks. I've been catching mostly gills but manage to catch several redear each trip with the biggest so far being 10.5 inches.
  4. Not really fishing for bass but about every trip I have a couple join the party and get the blood pumping, especially when I'm wading belly deep fishing brush piles and flooded trees with my 9 foot Loomis steelhead rod, lucky I've been using 6 lb test or I might not have gotten them out. Biggest this year has been 19 inches.
  5. This is the latest in my memory that crappie have spawned here in our area. Males are finally getting dark but the girls are still full of eggs. Lake was flooded but has been dropping and for the last few trips I have been able to reach some pre-spawn fish in the brushpiles by wading with 9 and 10 foot rods. Blade baits and duck feather jigs are both working for me, the crappie have been really thumping the baits leaving no doubt when they hit. I don't know where the bigger 14 - 15 + inch females went, haven't gotten one of those in over a week but 11-13 inchers are fun too.
  6. Baits that survived the snagfest and a bunch more that I made today. Prop baits and Tailgunners were used the majority of the time.
  7. Got out yesterday for round 3 with my son. Weather conditions changed from windy to no wind at all to start. Let him have the first shot and he got on the board on his third cast with a nice slab. I snagged up on my first cast and had to break off. A pattern developed, seemed like if you didn't snag up you caught a crappie. I lost at least a dozen baits and my son lost even more. I did have a couple stretches where I would catch 4-5 in a row. My biggest was 14" and my son got his PB crappie, 14.75 ". He also got the only male crappie, just starting to darken up. Overall it was a good day, not as good as day 2 but he was happy. Everything caught on blade baits I made.
  8. They reopened this lake on Tuesday, I've been fishing it since the 80's.
  9. A few more pics from yesterday.
  10. Went crappie fishing again today, very windy but the sun was shining. I had the whole lake to myself again. Started slow because I couldn't get the feel of the 1/16 blade bait I was throwing. Tied on a 1/8 oz. propeller bait and started fishing deeper water letting it hit bottom before starting my retrieve. Couple of turns of the handle and thump,fish on. First fish was a slab crappie, 15 1/4 inches. Took a picture or three and after a quick measurement let her go. From there the action was non stop until about 10. Tried another spot, one fish in an hour. Tied on my last 1/8 since I lost the other three. Caught 7 more with 8 casts. Total for the morning was 40-50 crappie, at least a dozen were over 14 inches with three topping the 15. Only three crappie were under 10 inches, caught some nice bass and a few white bass as well. My best day size wise ever at this lake.Not a single male, all girls and all caught in deeper water. Everything was released. Going back tomorrow for round 3, taking my son this time with more of the same baits since I tied more when I got home this afternoon. I have a lot more pictures but they must be too big to download, sorry.
  11. Went crappie fishing again today, very windy but the sun was shining. I had the whole lake to myself again. Started slow because I couldn't get the feel of the 1/16 blade bait I was throwing. Tied on a 1/8 oz. propeller bait and started fishing deeper water letting it hit bottom before starting my retrieve. Couple of turns of the handle and thump,fish on. First fish was a slab crappie, 15 1/4 inches. Took a picture or three and after a quick measurement let her go. From there the action was non stop until about 10. Tried another spot, one fish in an hour. Tied on my last 1/8 since I lost the other three. Caught 7 more with 8 casts. Total for the morning was 40-50 crappie, at least a dozen were over 14 inches with three topping the 15. Only three crappie were under 10 inches, caught some nice bass and a few white bass as well. My best day size wise ever at this lake.Not a single male, all girls and all caught in deeper water. Everything was released. Going back tomorrow for round 3, taking my son this time with more of the same baits since I tied more when I got home this afternoon.
  12. With the re-opening of many of the county parks including my favorite crappie lake I went out yesterday morning to give it a try despite the rainy, windy conditions. Lake is way up but still managed to find a few fish. First one was the biggest. Thought I had my first 15 incher but she was only 14.75 inches so I'm going back today and try again. I release all crappie over 13 inches hoping to catch a giant here one day. They aren't spawning yet so might find some even bigger in the next week or two.
  13. I love hybrids, they fight so hard. Did you weigh any of the bigger ones?
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