Took a short trip out to loyd park around noon. Temp at sunrise was just above 40 degrees, and there was NO WAY I was going out in that. Temp was around 60 when I put in and the water temps were around 65. Too much wind blowing to go out on the lake so I paddled back to Walnut Creek.
As I was leaving I saw another guy in a yak coming out with eight huge crappies. I was hoping he had not found the spot I located back in the creek. Unfortunately he did, and he told me right where he caught them. I could only hope a few of the big ones were still back there. I caught several undersized crappie and a few bass while jigging around with a road runner.
Got back to the spot and pulled out one just above 10 inches, and two huge 13 inchers. Caught a few more small ones before calling it a day.
I woke up to 45 degree temps, but no wind. I decided to wait until it warmed up before I went out. Temp went up to 60 around 10am, so I headed out to the lake. Water temp was around 67 degrees. There was a slight wind, so I decided to go into the creek.
I caught a large white bass at the entrance to the creek while trolling a crankbait. I couldn’t find any bass or bluegills in any of my normal spots, so I started jigging a road runner around stumps. Caught one small bass and a whole s#$t load of crappie in 11 ft of water. The water was still a little brown, but the crappie were everywhere. I pulled eight from one spot.
Three of the crappie were decent size, but all the rest were small. Caught another bass trolling the crankbait , and one catfish on a rooster tail.
Totals: 36 crappie 2 bass 1 catfish
Another quick trip to walnut creek. Winds were high, so I did not go out to open water. Temps were in the low 80s and water temp was around 69 degrees. The water in the creek was still “dirty”, so I only got one bass. Found a bunch a crappie sitting near stumps. I caught some jigging a road runner near the stumps, and caught a few by casting the road runner out and slow reeling it back in.
I saw four other kayak fisherman headed deeper in the creek, followed by five other kayakers just paddling the trail to 360. Headed home around 2pm so I could catch the cowboys.