Low water levels at the lake made it hard for bass boats to get back to the creek. I only saw one, and three yaks. I found crappie and one bass near brush that had fallen into the creek.
I pulled up close to the brush used a road runner to “slow roll” over the top of the brush and on the sides. Cast, reel in slow and let the jig sink. After this I went over to the brush and tried some vertical jigging. (Did not work.)
I caught several small crappie, a small bass, and one 14″ crappie. All on a 1/16th ounce road runner. White body with chartruese tail. Water temp in the creek was 72 degrees.
If you want a bunch of small crappie, I know where to find them. Caught a bunch for most of the day. Started off the day by losing my rudder on my coosa FD. I started pedaling from the bank, but noticed I could not turn. Paddled back to the shore and the rudder was gone. I just put it on before I got in the water. It was nowhere to be found. Ordered replacement on Saturday afternoon. It arrived Wednesday.
Most crappie were shallow (8ft) sitting close to structure. I had to jig really close to the structure to get a bite. I caught two in a row in the middle of the creek, but got hung up on the tree they were sitting next to. I think I spooked them when I went to get my lure out of the tree.
I sacrificed a spinner bait to the creek gods due to a horrible backlash on my baitcast rod. I just cut the line and stopped fishing with it. A small silver crankbait caught a small crappie, but missed a larger on sitting near that tree that I snagged on.