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.

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