October 7, 2013 – Walnut Creek

Went out to the creek to check for crappie. Water temp was 76 degrees and water was still a little dirty. Found a few bass with the spinner bait and a few crappie on road runners. All of the crappie were small, and I couldn’t seem to find a bunch in one area.

I wanted to try out a slip float today, so I rigged up one of my small rods with a slip float and put on a chartruese/white bobby garland baby shad. I caught a nice bass with it and a few small crappie.

Slip float bass.

Slip float crappie.

October 2, 2013 – Walnut Creek – Joe Pool Lake

Wind was super high, so I decided to go over to the creek. Water was light brown and the water temp was 77 degrees, but it went up to 80 before I left. The first fish I caught was a small catfish on a silver crappie crank bait. The catfish’s mouth was stuck between two of the barbs on one of the treble hooks, so I was forced to hold it with my hands to remove the hooks. (See my previous posts about my luck handling catfish.)

I jigged a few stumps, but didn’t find any fish. I stopped by a tree in 6ft an pulled out a nice crappie. I thought surely I would be able to catch a few more, so I turned on my gopro and started hitting stumps and trees. Twenty minutes went by without a bite. So off went the gopro. Dirty water in the creek usually means slow fishing.

I caught a few more small crappie here and there.

I threw the spinner bait around a few stumps and got a nice 4 lb bass to hit. It didn’t hit until it was about 2 ft away from the yak. I only had a small amount of line out, so I grabbed it with my net.

September 28, 2013 – Walnut Creek – Joe Pool Lake.

Made a quick run over to Joe Pool to check for crappie.  Caught a few small ones while jigging stumps.  The water had cleared up from the rain last week, but I couldn’t find a large number of fish in any one location.  Found a few small bass and bluegills where I expected to find crappie.

Water temps were 77 degrees.  Rain was forecast for the afternoon, so I planned to leave around noon.  Well at 2pm I noticed a dark cloud coming in from the west.  I was only five minutes away from my car.

Then Boom!!!  Rain started pouring down.  I had to paddle to the car while getting soaked.  I was in a small cove, so I wasn’t too worried.  As soon as I get to the shore, the rain stops. Figures…