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Swamp Busting for Crappies

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Had to head up to start the weekend early on Thursday night so britt could get her LASIK done in Crosby. Spent Friday putzing around on the pontoon looking for some crappies on the big lake. Didn't find much, even in the back bays the water temp was only at 51. Got a call from Jesse at Oars N Mine the next day that he wanted to take my puddle jumper back through a swamp to try out a little pond. I figured it was worth a shot and got my stuff together. It was a mucky, wet, stinky track back through some floating bogs but when we got back there we found some eager crappies and gills, as well as some nice bass that didn't mind inhaling our baits. Jesse did well with a Little Nipper, while I got my fish on a 1/32 oz jig and a 2" Wooly Beavertail. Jesse got some video of the trek in and out as well as some of the fish caught, he will be uploading it when he figures it out, but here are some of the pics:





On Sunday, my little bro wanted to go out and chase some crappies. So we put the puddle jumper in the little lake and motored out. Started out next to an old abandoned beaver lodge and didnt have to go far from there the rest of the day. Water temps were still pretty cold but the males were just starting to show a little bit of black below their gills. I still had a wooly beavertail in black and chartreuse on and saw no need to change it with how good the fish were biting. Ryan had good luck with a red Fatboy and a pink plastic. The wind really helped us fish this small area as we never really had to twitch our bobbers, the waves did all the work. Great weekend on the water, shouldnt be long till the water starts to warm up and the spawn starts.



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Stick in Mud

Nicely done (once again), Bobb-o. Keep the pics coming!

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