Planned to go across the lake and fish the big treeline at loyd park, but there was too much wind at 7 in the morning. I did not feel like fighting waves today. So off to Walnut creek I went. Water was 88 – 90 degrees, getting lower, and more stumps are popping up everywhere. I hit two on the way to the creek.
The bite was slower than ever. My normal bluegill spots only gave me two greenies today. I kept finding small bass sitting where the bluegills normally are. Two bluegills and one bass were caught on the black wooly bugger using the fly rod. . Three bass and another mud cat were caught on a green plastic worm. I left the cat in the net, removed the hook and released it. Finally, I did not get finned by a catfish.
Apparently I need to learn how to catch crappie, since they were popping all around me eating minnows. I tried a road runner, a minnow jig, then both together in a dual jig and still nothing. I tried fishing them just below the water and on the bottom and did not get a bite. Anyone know how to catch crappies that are chasing minnows, let me know. (Using artificials of course.)