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Crappie Reports

Big Wind, Bluff Ends Equals Black Crappie

Daily Fishing Log For October 19, 2018

General Info Weather / Water Conditions
Date October 19, 2018 Air Temp 58 Current Generation
Fisherman fatcrappie Water Temp 68
Hours Fished 4.50 Sky Precipitation Water Clarity Clean
Fishing Overall Good Wind Strong
Total Crappie Caught Total Keepers Size/Weight Baits Used Bait Colors
Sizes Keepers Other Fish Keepers Other Fish
10" 11" 12" 13+"
28 28 6 5 Monkey Shine, Blue/White
Location/Presentation/Structure
Brush, Wind-blown bluff ends.
Fishing Notes

My partner and I started fishing brush just inside main lake back toward mid-cove. We picked up a few but not what I was looking for. Those that we did catch there were mostly whites. Then the wind really picked up from the South. I then moved to the North Shore Bluffs where the waves were crashing in. Caught a few doing this. After approx 2 hrs of big wind I went to my favorite locations – Ends of bluffs where the waves are crashing over these shallow areas. As has proven in the past – the blacks were there. Within 2 hours of this my partner and I had what I had kept count as a limit – off by 2 but that is planned that way.
I discovered this type of fishing from one of Rob’s report on crappie fishing last year at this time. I went over all those reports where the weather conditions were pretty similar to where we are now and went from there. If there is no wind the fish are still along the bluffs. You may have to search for them but when the wind kicks up fish the opposite side of the lake ie: if it’s blowing from the South head to the North Side, if it’s coming from the North fish the South side. If you live on the East or West just apply this technique to the same type of structure. Where the wind blows . . . the crappie will follow.
I just can’t wait to save up to get an Ultrex trolling motor. That would sure make life easier when fishing these waves and wind. Good Luck

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