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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

• Off the Pier 4-14-2010 - One More Crappie

Fished off the pier as the sun was setting to see if I could find any more fish in the mood to bite. Noticed lots of activity around cypress trees, none of which stood within casting distance. Looks like some kind of fry are swimming around as well. I can see the ripples on the water as they swim along. I expect more bass to show up in the near future. The duckweed is only beginning to fill in, so it won't be long before I break out the Scumfrog for some topwater action. Water clarity is not improving like I thought it might. Didn't check water temps. Air temps are already hitting the low 80's during the day.

Until then, it seems I can keep myself entertained with the Rapala Minnow.

Caught another crappie about the same size as the one from last night. This one didn't have a dark pattern, but it hammered the lure. I thought for sure I had a decent bass. I was wrong. Not complaining. Just a little disappointed.

Couldn't muster up another bite after that, but it didn't matter. I noticed a lure dangling from a nearby tree, so I loaded the boat and pulled it down. Looked like a pumpkin/red/black flake Zoom Super Fluke. Whoever rigged it needs to go back and learn that the hook point needs to come back out the other side of the plastic. Maybe they were prefishing and not trying to stick any fish. You never know.