Recent Fishing Trips
Today we had an excellent fishing day on the Butler Chain of Lakes. The targeted species was Crappie. My clients were caught in excess of 65 Crappie and 8 Largemouth Bass. All the fish were caught on live minnows. The preferred depth range for today was from 28 to 30 feet. Many of the fish that were kept still had not spawned.
We had another successful day Crappie fishing. My client caught 40 Crappie and 10 Largemouth Bass. With the water temperatures in the mid 60's the fish are congregated in deeper water. The depth range the fish were caught in today was from 30 to 35 feet. The most productive bait was live minnows but a few fish were caught on a 1/8 oz jig during first light conditions.
Had a successful crappie fishing trip on 12-21-18. My client caught a total of 55 Crappie and 15 Bass. This was the full moon, but the Crappie have not transitioned to the shallow water to spawn. The fish were all caught in a depth range of 30 to 36 feet. The preferred bait was live minnows.
Today 12-10-18 was a successful Crappie trip. Today we caught in excess of 40 Crappie. The largest Crappie of the day was 15 1/2 inches in length. Many of the Crappie exceeded 13 inches in length. The north west winds were sustained at 15 to 20 mph which made it challenging to maintain the boat position while vertical fishing for Crappie. The fish were concentrated in a depth range of 22 to 24 feet in depth. A cold front was approaching and the skies remained cloudy and overcast throughout the trip. The most productive bait of choice for today was live minnows.
On 12-9-18 I had two scheduled trips.