Where To Find Fall Fish
This is a perfect example of what to look for to find Fall fish. Some of the shorter strands are grass and a little coontail mixed in. The tall strands are cabbage are what we look for. One key in this picture is that the cabbage was losing it's leafs. The water temp shown was from a major week warmup after we already had low 60 water temps for a couple weeks and the cabbage started thinning out and losing some of the green leaves on the stem. Also a key is the thickness of the patch you find, this was the thickest area in the whole weed line so it was a key area to fish around.
Crappies From The Depths
Whenever our weather is frontal, the crappies flock to deep wood and hover tight on it. Using our 360 and Livescope, we pulled right up, kept the fis 45-50' in front of the boat so they wouldn't spook, then peppered them with casts and caught a bunch of 14" plus crappies. These ones are very tall and have thigh broad shoulders. When you set the hook it feels like a bass pulling back!
Cold Water Bassin'
After our water went from 63 to 75 due to warm weather for a week, some crashing temps mixed with snow and rain brought it crashing back down into the 50's real quick. The fish have been in a little funk, but if you keep searching you can still find biting fish. These were caught in 48 degree water in 3'. It was small points with a little wood mixed in. Slow rolling a swim jig and grub was our best bait on this day.
Plate Size Crappies!!!