September 28 2012 – Joe Pool – Loyd Park

Went to Loyd Park just after 9am.  Water temp was 79 degrees. The wind was low, so I headed for the brush pile near loyd point.  There were several bass sitting near the pile.  I missed the first one with a spinner bait.  Got it all the way to the yak and it came off.  I threw in the road runner and pulled in three more.

I was feeling cocky, so I pulled out the clouser and my fly rod.   Caught two nice bass in the same area as the other three were.  The bite at the pile died down after that.

I moved on to the trees and stumps behind the point. Found several crappie sitting near random stick ups in the water. Most were under 10 inches, but I did get one that was 12 inches and one that was 11. I got tired of catching the small ones and the wind was starting to pickup, so I headed for walnut creek.

Caught a small bass with the clouser in the creek, but couldn’t find any other bass with the spinner bait, plastic worm, or crankbaits. So…… I pulled out the road runners and started jigging for crappie. I got a bunch of 9.999999 inchers and a few just over 10. I was just jigging next to structure up and down the creek.

Here are two of the bigger crappie from today. The one on the bottom is 12 inches.

September 14, 2012 Joe Pool

Weather forecast said 60% chance of rain all day.  So what!!!!  A light rain started when I got to the lake and continued for the next four hours.  I kept fishing anyway.  I found lots of small crappie next to stumps up and down the creek using a road runner.

There was a break in the rain, so I threw my crankbait down the center of the creek and hooked a small bass.  Of course it started raining again, so I kept trying to catch more crappie.