Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fishing with Lindy pros

One of these times I am going on a writers' trip where (1) the lighting is perfect for photos, (2) plenty of big fish are available for photos, (3) I collect a bunch of story ideas and (4) I catch a lot of fish.
Well, on my latest trip with Lindy Fishing Tackle ( I did gather a bunch of great story ideas from Lake Eufaula (OK) guides Todd Huckabee and Barry Morrow and we did have some nice crappie for photos. But the sun popped out for about 10 minutes in two days and that was in the middle of the afternoon when the light is usually too harsh for photos.
I did catch a few crappie on Lindy Fuzz-E-Grub Jigs and got a chance to try out the Lindy X-Change Fishing Jig System. This neat concept allows you to change the weight of your jighead by pulling off one head and snapping on another. That will be especially helpful for all of us with diminishing eyesight or when it's bitter cold and our fingers are too numb to tie a knot.
I have to give Todd and Barry a lot of credit for putting us on fish considering the conditions we encountered. The lake was high and muddy--at least what I consider muddy--and the weather was cloudy, misty and windy. It also rained all night Wednesday and the lake rose 10 inches. Despite all of this, the guys still caught some nice 1 1/4- to 1 1/2-pound crappie while vertical jiggging brush piles and spider blocks (pvc scraps attached to a concrete block) 8 to 12 feet deep.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Crappie Condos Part 2

It sure is great to be able to catch fish on a nice day for a change. It seems like whenever my Dad and I get together for a day of fishing the wind is blowing 50 mph or we get caught out in a rainstorm or its damp and cold. When we do go out on a nice day, the fish seem to take a siesta.
But yesterday on Lake of the Ozarks we caught 14 keeper crappie and several smaller fish pitching 3-inch Bobby Garland Slay Slayers into the wells of condo docks and along the sides of wave breakers. The fish were suspended about 10 to 20 feet deep over depths of 50 to 60 feet.
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