Edit: having trouble with images showing up when embedding in post. wtf -.-
Had nothing to do really on Monday around 5pm when we got back from the cruise. Had to wait at the parents house until Tuesday at least for my root canal (Tuesday morning). Decided to go try my luck out at Steven’s Creek Reservoir again. Still searching for that decent sized bass. Or maybe another carp, those things put up quite a fight on 6lb line. Pretty damn exciting, playing the fish right on the edge of your line’s limit.
Ran over to fisherman’s warehouse (google maps) to grab some more kastmasters since I ran out last time I was there. Had a few tiny ones, like 3/16th or something remarkably small, but I don’t use those anymore. Caught too many 1-2″ baby fish and felt bad about it. Went in and grabbed a different kastmaster this time. They didn’t seem to have the 5/8 size anymore, or I didn’t look hard enough…Sunset was around 6:40pm so I wanted to get going to the lake quick (they close at sundown :[)
This is the model I’ve found that does the best: http://www.amazon.com/Acme-Kastmaster-Teaser-Chrome-4-Ounce/dp/B000LF2NMM
Blue on one half, chrome on the other. 1/4oz, and make sure it has that little white tuft at the bottom. That seems to make a HUGE difference. In the water it certainly helps the lure be more easily seen, especially in stained water that’s in the reservoir. It also looks kind of like a tail, or the flash of a fish. Either way in my experience it increases the bite rate significantly. I wouldn’t say double, but I really wouldn’t be caught without one from now on.
Anyhow popped out of the car (parked on the side of the road) and rushed over to the start of the dam (where the cement and dirt meet) and started fishing from there. Started tossing lures from top water retrieves all the way down to bouncing them off the bottom (which seems to be where all the fish in this lake are) before moving further along the dam. Didn’t get anything until about 3/4 of the way down the damn (towards the other side of the lake). Hooked into a few crappies. Dropped the first one as soon a I landed it and didn’t get a picture. I’m starting to get some really nice size crappie, in the 6-8inch range these days.
Here’s a few I caught on the dam:
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