Change of Pace

So far this year our 2013-14 waterfowl season has been nothing less than a grind on low to no numbers. Not wanting to submit to another middle finger by the bird Adam, Eric and I chose to try our had at the local power plant lake in Linn County doing some cold water crappie fishing.

We arrive at the lake around 11:30 in time to realized we forgot to fill up the boat with gas. No worries, after running back into town we arrive at our intended fishing spot just in time to see a boat pull out and wishing us luck. They had to go pick someone up so we moved over to a different spot and start working some jigs. Results where minimal when a nice guy in a boat called over and asked us to move closer, he said their doing well on that part of the rocks… OK. We we yelled back we didn’t want to crowd them but he and his buddy insisted telling us the school was large and we wouldn’t be bothering them at all. Well, the next 4 hours produce fish on most casts and smiles on every face. This afternoon was one of those days you just hope you get to be part of. When the dust cleared we had 88 keepers and went through and estimated 300 crappie to get them, what a day. That sure beat a hot poker in the eye or one of our recent goose hunts… Orange and chartreuse along with blue and chartreuse seemed to be the two best colors. We would pitch our jigs and count to 4-6 and start reeling as slow as we could waiting for that light tick, and it came more times than it didn’t.

Almost 2 buckets

Almost 2 buckets

Eric with a dutch double

Eric with a dutch double

Adam with a nice slab

Adam with a nice slab

Eric with a Solid Slab

Eric with a Solid Slab

~Nick

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