October 12 2012 – Walnut Creek

The water in the creek is still light brown.  The water temp was 70 and rose up to 74 by the end of the day.  The crappie were all tight lipped and would not hit any of my jigs.  I did catch one while throwing a spinner bait looking for bass.

I caught some shad before I launched, so I decided to put a piece of shad on the road runner hook.  That’s when I started catching them.  There were only 1 – 2 fish at each stump.  It was nothing like Monday where I got 10+ bites at each stump.  I guess the two degree change in temperature makes a difference.

I was trolling my jig while moving between stumps when my pole bent down. I grabbed my net and pulled this big boy in. The jig had a piece of shad on the hook also.

October 8, 2012 – Joe Pool Lake – Walnut Creek

Got a late start due to the 47 degree temps this morning.  Got to the lake at 1pm.  Didn’t find anything at the brush pile or in the stumps out in open water.  Went over to Walnut creek at 3pm and had 5 keepers in 20 minutes.  

Water temp was around 68 degrees and the water color was light brown in the creek.  The bass are apparently out on vacation, since I didn’t get a bite on my spinner bait or the crank bait.   

Finished the day with 14 keepers and a bunch of almost 10 inch throwbacks.