We made a short run to Wolf Creek today to test out some more new equipment and get a few minutes fishing in. As always it seems like there is never enough time on the water, but today was especially true when you have to be off the lake a full hour before sunset.
Jeff and I got to the Wolf Creek about 1:30, which left us only about 3 hours before call off time. We hit the water and headed toward the spot we had last caught crappie. With the sub zero temps of the last few weeks we where worried that the ice had cover the non-hot water portion of the lake we wanted to fish but we dodged the icebergs and headed south. Once we got close to the break we wanted we notice a lot of ice and a boat. With only 4 boats on the lake, someone had broken a hole in the general area we want to fish. Well double darn, we didn’t want to break up a bunch of ice around them and mess those guys up bye pushing ice at them even thought we wouldn’t be fishing right next to them, so we did what we thought was the right thing and went looking for fish.
As luck would have it, after 30 minutes of looking and playing we found a few scatter fish in 45 ft of water on the bottom. A quick drop of the jigs and Jeff confirmed they where crappie. We spent the next hour and half working the area pulling in the accessional crappie. On the way out we marked a much larger school on a deep channel break but didn’t have time to work them over since call off time was fast approaching. The best bite was on black and chartreuse jigs and a 3-inch shad colored flukes. Not a bad way to spend a few hours on the only open water in the state.