November 16, 2011 – Joe Pool

Two days in a row!!!!  High winds meant I’d have to go to the creek.  The bass have moved back in the creeks, and the crappie were still there as well. 

I kept catching small bass in my normal crappie spots.  Moved around and found yet another set of limbs that had a big crappie sitting next to it.  I was using my 11 foot crappie pole (which I’m still learing to use) and that big one got away.  I’m still trying to figure out how to set the hook with that pole.  All the normal spots held crappie.

I caught a few bluegills on my fly rod, but stopped trying to catch them after about ten minutes.

Saw three guys in a small pontoon boat going up and down the creek.  They said they were catching a bunch of small ones.  I decided to leave around 4pm so I wouldn’t get caught in the dark again.  Good thing I did, the wind was blowing around 15 mph from the north.  I had to paddle around 60 yards through it to get back in the protected cove where I launched.

Watched another few hours on filleting crappie with an electric knife on youtube.  I picked up the Mister Twister electric knife at basspro the previous weekend.  It takes me around thirty seconds per fish, which is a major improvement.




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