Guntersville Crappie

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Posted by cfgarrett on October 09, 2003 at 15:42:39:

Fished Tuesday and Wednesday around boathouses in the Honecomb area. Cleaned 27 on Tuesday and 43 Wednesday. Most of the keepers were 9.5 to 10 inches long with 5 slabs over a 1.5 pounds. Had about another 20+ too small and even threw back 15+ at 9 to 9.5 inches. Overall we caught over 100 in 2 days. Bite was actually slow, 2-3 here and there, but sticking with it for hours paid off.

Tuesday they would not touch the jig, all were caught on minnows in 8-10' of water, fishing 3-6' deep. Wednesday they would barely touch the minnow and the jig was best, albino bass assasin on a 1/32 oz jig head, shooting it under the docks. Water level in Guntersville has dropped ~10 inches in the last couple of days which makes it easier to shoot under the docks.

Tip of the day - If you are fishing with minnows and a float, watch the float carefully! A slight twitch meant a fish. By the time they gave us a good indication of a bite (taking it down or just swimming off), they had it swallowed. 9 of the 27 keepers on Tuesday kept the hooks in them all the way to the cleaning table. We finally realized they were grabbing the minnow and just sitting there. We starting keeping the line tight and slowly reeling to feel for them, very few swallows after that.

Give it a try this weekend, but save me a space!

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