Today found Eric and I back out at Hillsdale for one more run after the willy crappie before it gets to hot. The water temps have been ranging from upper 80’s to low 90’s and the outside temprature is expected to be in the upper 90’s to low 100’s for the next week…
Today we had a special guest with us. Recently, I recieved an email from Marc Murrell the outdoor writer for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, the Topeka Capital Journal and several other publications. He asked us if he could join us to do some spider rigging for an upcoming story which Eric and I where more than happy to have him join us for an evening on the water. We started the day meeting at Hillsdales Jayhawk Ramp and after brief introduction where on the water, mostly because it was cooler there than on shore. We found the fish in their usual spots (brush piles on the end of points and main flats) and after a brief intro into spider rigging Marc was after it like an old pro. Eric fishing in the back of the boat held his own and we worked over several different piles all the while have a great informative talk with Marc who is a true outdoorsman. We fished brush in depth ranging from 9 to 20 feet and all the piles had fish. The size tonight was not as good as it has been in the last two trips but after 5 hours of off and on fishing we finished with 40 keepers. Not bad for the heat.
All in all it was a great time with a new friend in the outdoors. A great time on the water and we may have an article in a local newspaper to look forward too, but that is just a side note to a great day. Thanks Eric and Marc.