Posted by Kerry Grissett on October 24, 2002 at 02:41:48:
I got a report from a friend that good size bluegill and shellcrackers are being caught around the barge tie-offs below the train bridge in Decatur fishing in water from 5-10 feet deep using red worms. The crappie hit is also picking up... a little. I have managed 14 decent keepers monday and tuesday by vertical jigging tree tops and laydowns. The hit usually came from 6 to 10 feet deep in 8 to 20 feet of water. Arkansas shiner bass assassin seemed to work best, but they would hit other colors if you could find them and put it in front of them.
The hit is picking up and the water is coming down, but it is still pretty slow. Both days I fished from around 7am until 3pm. The hit depends on current flow and although the main channel has had tremendous flow during the day, the cuts and creeks have only had flow from about 10am until about 2pm. Go figure.
Good luck and good fishin'
The crappie I cleaned yesterday only had 2 eustrongylides parasites in them out of 14 fish. Not too bad.
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