Two straight weeks of rain has Joe Pool almost 3ft high. The kayak launch was closed due to flooding, so I had to paddle a quarter mile to get to the creek.
The water on the lake and in the creek was a light brown color. This usually means only the catfish will bite. I threw the spinner bait, and a few plastic craws, but did not find any bass. (I didn’t bother trying for crappie.)
I anchored up near a bank and threw the secret 7 in water that was 8 feet deep. Caught a few cats. I went back to mono line on my catfish pole. The string that I use as a bobber stop was becoming to difficult to move with braided line. I prefer the bobber with catfishing.