went a couple of rounds with Stockton this past weekend. Probably the best weekend of fishing we have ever had on that lake. We never left Mutton Creek!
started saturday tossing swimming minnows around the dock in the back of the cove and we must have caught 40 9" crappie, only 1 or 2 keepers. most were still full of eggs.
once the skunk was good and out of the boat, we went up to the norther inside point and jig/crawlered up a short walleye and some jerkbait bass, including a 17" smallie.
saturday afternoon we did some bottom bouncing and got a LMB and a walleye, then started jigging crawlers along the inside 100 yds of the southern point in 15'
having one rod hanging a crawler off the bottom, and another pitching swimming minnows up shallow kept us fully entertained until dark. probably another 30 9" post spawn crappie with a couple slabs mixed in, along with walleye, channel cat, drum, white bass.
first day ended with 4 keeper walleye and 6 keeper crappie plus one unlucky bluegill, and more short crappie and walleye than i think i have ever caught in stockton total.
started sunday morning back at the dock to try to find more crappie, but they had all but shut down. a bass fisherman with a livescope came by and said the fish were still stacked up, just not biting, so we started trolling out to the point where we had caught walleye the night before. we got a keeper walleye and a slab crappie dragging cranks. jigging worms on the point got another keeper walleye and some shorts and bass.
sunday afternoon we spent the entire time trolling cranks for crappie out in the middle of the cove, just doing big loops. 15 keepers and most of those were 12"+
2x that many that we didnt bother to measure, and a couple baby walleye suspending out there.
yesterday morning we stuck with the trolled cranks and they were not having it. we picked up a few babys here and there and then headed for home.
6 keeper walleye and 22 slab crappie with more shorts and "by catch" than we could count is a pretty amazing weekend for us, considering the numbers that we caught fishing unconventionally(for us bottom bouncing and jigging crawlers is new territory)
thanks again to everybody on here that keeps the info coming so that we can have weekends like this!!