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What a week... Day 1 started out first cast with my fav reel not working (worked fine the other day!)  Day 2 the bow fish finder stopped working.  Day 3 the trolling motor broke and my cranking battery went dead (even though I have solar panels which come to find out were installed on the wrong dang battery).   Thank goodness the trolling motor busted at 3 pm on Day 3.  We had 21 crappie in the live well with 7 over 14 inches.

Fished Thurs/Fri/Sat for crappie up the kings... this has been an annual deal with my dad since I was probably 7 or 8 years old (nearly 30 years now).   Fishing was good with all of the larger females still out deep in 7-8 ft down on timber in 20-30 ft of water.   Males were moving shallow with a few here few there kinda thing.   Limited out day 1.  Few short of a limit on day 2, same deal on day 3.

Caught 6 crappie that weighed 2 lbs over the 3 day trip with several others in the 1.5-1.9 range.  Was tough to get one much over 2lbs.  I did lose one that I think might have gone 2 1/2 maybe 2 3/4.  Love those huge Table Rock Slabs!  I chose to spend most of the time finding and fishing the deep trees vs throwing the bank like everyone else as the shallow bite wasn't really on yet.   With the water level being 915 a lot of my fav trees are under water and were tough to find.   Day 2 when my bow fish finder went out it made life much more difficult.  The other one worked and had my way points so I could still get in the vicinity of my trees, just took more casts/etc to find em.  Water temps 64-66.5 last 2 days.

My guess is this weekend the shallow bite will be on fire.  

Now I get to take the boat in to have it worked on.... BOAT = Bust Out Another Thousand. 



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I'm sorry but now I have to hate you too!


"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups."  George Carlin

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Some of the prettiest crappie I've seen in a very long time. Congrats and enjoy munching on them. 


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