September 24 2016 – Rain at Joe Pool.

Not much fishing done.  I caught a big crappie jigging stumps.  Then the weather changed on me.  Clouds moved in quickly, and rain poured down.  I got soaked and had to tie the yak to the trailer and move around to the parking area until the rain stopped.

I was prepared to leave at 11am, but after checking the radar and seeing that it was clear I decided to stay another hour.  Fifteen minutes later the clouds and rain moved in.  I don’t know where it came from.  If I would have started to leave five minutes earlier, I could have made it to the car without getting wet.

September 13 2016 – Lake Fork

Tossed the cast net around and caught an eight to ten inch shad.  Used it for cut bait.

Jigged a few stumps and logs and did not find any crappie.  I pulled into a cove and threw a weightless senko close to the shore.  Got a small bass to bite.  The senko was gone, so I put on another one.  Jigged a small stump on my way out of the cove and got another bass to bite.  This was in around four feet of water.

I missed a large bass while jigging a tree in 35 feet of water.  I couldn’t figure out how to get the fish to bite at that depth.  I’ll try again later.

Got a few small catfish on the secret7,  and three keepers once I changed locations.  The wind picked up around 5pm and blew me off the lake.  The waves were just too high.

August 14 2016 – Walnut Creek – Joe Pool Lake

Started out jigging for crappie with pieces of cut shad.  Caught two keepers at the mouth of the creek. Paddled up the creek and threw cut shad attached to a small bobber.  Got a small bass to bite, but nothing else.

Caught several small cats using the secret 7 catfish bait.  I can’t seem to locate the big ones in the creek anymore.  Threw the weightless senko and caught a small bass. Pulled the bass over the boat while setting the hook.

It was a slow day overall, but got in some casting practice with my baitcast rod.