Another 45 degree start around 9am. Water temps were right at 60 degrees. The wind was light, so I decided to check the brush pile and the trees behind it. Nothing after an hour. Headed to walnut creek to look for crappie. As I headed towards the creek I noticed a man in small boat with orange hat near the brush pile. He got stuck in the pile and had to use a paddle to push himself out. He got out, so I continued on to the creek.
Two men in another small boat at the mouth of the creek tossing minnows attached to a bobber. I started checking my normal stumps and a small bass boat appears. Not wanting to share all my spots, I paddled down to the SSL, which is about 15 feet right now. It was loaded with crappie.
I only caught three jigging next to stumps, but I got over thirty to hit various road runners in open water. I even put on a black/pink maribou road runner that I picked up from Academy for 88 cents. Got three nice ones with it. All I was doing was casting out, and then slow rolling back. Took home 13 keepers. All the runts were released. Water temps got up to 64 before I left the creek.