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Duane and I put in at Cricket Monday evening and tried out the LiveScope.  Duane kept telling me to fish the way I fish and don't watch the screen...  problem is I'm not a good crappie fisherperson and I haven't had a lot of luck there.  So confidence was waning and I wanted to cheat!  So we floundered for the most part.  Did find one leaning log with fish under it in which DD snagged one out of.  Water temp I think was mid 60's.  Very few people out which was amazing.

This am I put in at Long Creek.  Not crowded either.  Now I have had success several places there so I went to my go-to spot.  There at first light and water temp 61 I threw to the bank first thing to make sure they weren't there spawning.  Nothing.  So I backed out and ... yes watched the screen.  DD wasn't there to police me.

I saw fish, all over the place.  Around structure and on the bottom.  Schools moving around, shad balls.  it's pretty cool.  But as far as getting anything to eat the hook... notta.  Saw those little peckerheads swim all around it and nip at it but no takers.

Moved around some.  Found a big brush pile full of fish near the state line.  But alas... I don't have anything weedless in the box so I lost and lost and lost.  Did catch one short crappie over the top of that pile which was cool.  Thought... this is it!!

I'll go back with the right stuff... it's fun to figure it all out.

Man, they're working like mad men at that place.  Tent cabins, cabins, tin cabins which really look strange.  All kinds of wacky outdoor overnight places.  I love the concepts!  Gotta dodge all the road work getting in and out.

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2 hours ago, Phil Lilley said:

Almost... one does count?

Duane and I put in at Cricket Monday evening and tried out the LiveScope.  Duane kept telling me to fish the way I fish and don't watch the screen...  problem is I'm not a good crappie fisherperson and I haven't had a lot of luck there.  So confidence was waning and I wanted to cheat!  So we floundered for the most part.  Did find one leaning log with fish under it in which DD snagged one out of.  Water temp I think was mid 60's.  Very few people out which was amazing.

This am I put in at Long Creek.  Not crowded either.  Now I have had success several places there so I went to my go-to spot.  There at first light and water temp 61 I threw to the bank first thing to make sure they weren't there spawning.  Nothing.  So I backed out and ... yes watched the screen.  DD wasn't there to police me.

I saw fish, all over the place.  Around structure and on the bottom.  Schools moving around, shad balls.  it's pretty cool.  But as far as getting anything to eat the hook... notta.  Saw those little peckerheads swim all around it and nip at it but no takers.

Moved around some.  Found a big brush pile full of fish near the state line.  But alas... I don't have anything weedless in the box so I lost and lost and lost.  Did catch one short crappie over the top of that pile which was cool.  Thought... this is it!!

I'll go back with the right stuff... it's fun to figure it all out.

Man, they're working like mad men at that place.  Tent cabins, cabins, tin cabins which really look strange.  All kinds of wacky outdoor overnight places.  I love the concepts!  Gotta dodge all the road work getting in and out.

I am with you, I asked around at work. I got some promising reports in the cricket creek area. You might give that area a go.

As far as weedless, if you find the deep enough to get over the top of them without spooking them, a simple dropshot with a minnow or minnow like lure will somehow find it's way in and out of the brush very well, even with 2 hooks, but you have to stay vertical.

My take for Saturday was 3 short males, so I am green too.

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On the opposite side of the pond in Flat creek i had a pretty good bite.  I Went on Monday and didnt get a bite throwing little plastic. Hit the same spots yesterday with minnows and caught probably 40-50 with only 11 being keepers.  We threw them under little floats. Most of them were on trees in 10-13ft.  We saw 65 degree water up there

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               I bet that live scope is neat.  Would like to have one someday. My biggest issue would be I would know fish were there. Now when I don't catch I say nothing was there to bite. This new gadget would take my excuse away proving what a lousy fisherman I am :)

   BilletHead

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1 hour ago, BilletHead said:

               I bet that live scope is neat.  Would like to have one someday. My biggest issue would be I would know fish were there. Now when I don't catch I say nothing was there to bite. This new gadget would take my excuse away proving what a lousy fisherman I am :)

   BilletHead

Probably a likely christmas present for the Mrs😜!

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3 hours ago, aarchdale@coresleep.com said:

On the opposite side of the pond in Flat creek i had a pretty good bite.  I Went on Monday and didnt get a bite throwing little plastic. Hit the same spots yesterday with minnows and caught probably 40-50 with only 11 being keepers.  We threw them under little floats. Most of them were on trees in 10-13ft.  We saw 65 degree water up there

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I was going to go there but i figured the spoonbill guys would be working.

I guess solitude was my real goal. The fish even left me alone.

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10 hours ago, dan hufferd said:

I was going to go there but i figured the spoonbill guys would be working.

I guess solitude was my real goal. The fish even left me alone.

They have all made their way upstream a ways now.  IT is still a zoo. Hardly anywhere to even park the truck

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Hear lots of stories about live scope.  Folks not even fishing till they find the specie and size they are looking for through the scope.  Doesn't really seem like fishing to me anymore.  More like a video game.  I've always enjoyed finding fish on different lakes at different times of the year.  Time on the water and past history and experience helped in the search.  Now a feller just needs a scope.  Add a robot to present the bait and a few more electronics and a guy can sit at home in his recliner and virtual fish.

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I know...  it's a new toy and I'll phase back to just fishing and use it when I need to.  This is totally new to me... I've hardly ever even used a depth finder before.  Sure don't need it trout fishing.  And I don't chase those "stinkin' bass". :) 

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