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.


August 6, 2016 – Walnut Creek – Joe Pool Lake

Got an early start at the lake and found more shad in the shallow water where I launch.  I guess they are returning, since the flooded waters are going down. I threw my cast net six times, and it opened to a good circle five times.   Got a few shad that were the size of small bluegills.

Jigged a small tree in the creek for about two minutes, then noticed the limbs were moving on the other side.  A large snake was in the tree with his head down near the water.  I got out of there.

I anchored up where I found some good structure on the fish finder. I caught a very nice bass with a senko.

I caught a few mud cats, two channels, and not much else.  I tried the cut shad and some dip baits.  I did manage to catch a small crappie while tossing a road runner around.

So, I decided to make one more cast before I left, and got a small bass sitting next to the shore.  This one was caught on a road runner.

Video here.

September 28, 2014 – Walnut Creek – Joe Pool Lake

After months of high wind, heat, and a busy work schedule, I was able to go out fishing.  Water temps were 78 – 80 degrees. Winds were very light, and it was cloudy all day. Water was a little stained, but not too dark.

I took my crappie gear and headed over to the creek. Caught a bunch of 8 inch crappie while checking stumps and stick ups.  I did manage to get 7 keepers all well over 10 inches.

The crappie did not want to chase any baits, I fan casted several areas with a road runner.  I took the same road runner and jigged near a few stumps and started getting hits.  The bite was very light, so I think I missed a few.

Ran into a couple on kayaks as I was leaving.  The man had run on top of a stump and was stuck.  I was thinking how no one is ever around when I get stuck on a stump and I wind up having to dive in to get free.  I tried not to laugh as I went over to help. I had him scoot towards the front of his yak while his wife pulled from the front, and I pushed from the back.   We got him free after two tries.