Early Fall Crappie Fishing

First time out fishing in a long time. Family issues had me tied up on the weekends. I’ve upgraded the kayak to the Jackson Coosa FD. That’s the pedal kayak. Gets around 2.5 MPH without much effort.

I caught two large shad and four small ones from the bank. I cut small pieces of shad and put it on a road runner. I then put the rod in a holder and moved around the shallows near the stumps. I also jigged down near a few stumps to catch fish.

I also caught some on a spinner bait also. I’m planning to put two rod holders on and pedal around the shallows looking for fish.

June 6 and 11, 2020 – Catfish at Joe Pool

Took out the Jackson Coosa FD to Joe Pool. The pedal kayak can go around 4 mph while pedaling without much effort. This should allow me to get out to the bridge more often. I also did not have to use my anchor as much, since I was able to use the pedals to position myself.

Tried the whopper plopper in the morning, but did not find any bass. Fan casting the road runner did not find any crappie.

Catfish appear to be still spawning. I only found a few using the sonar. I was able to catch a few using Secret 7 catfish bait.

July 20, 2019 – Catfish in the shade.

Early Saturday Morning at Walnut creek. Catfish don’t normally start biting until afternoon, so I gave the whopper plopper a try. Threw it at an angle to the bank and slowly reeled back in.

I did get one bite from a small bass. I was able to remove the treble hooks without hooking myself.

It’s already hot by 10 in the morning, so I got in close to the bank where the shade was. I prefer the high banks, so snakes can’t sneak up on you. It’s a little cooler there, you just have to be aware of the branches hanging down.

I caught another ten small cats all around this same size using Secet 7 dip bait. All hooks were set in the corner of the mouth, so no hooks were lost today.

Of course their was one large fish. Another catfish caught on the secret 7. I started drifting out into the heat, so I decided to paddle back to the bank. It was hot out there.