It was a really nice sunny day, temps in the low 70's, reasonable breeze. Two other people were fishing when I arrived, and they soon left without catching anything.
There was one fellow taking casual laps around the lake in a kayak. Lots of folks walking and jogging around the lake.
I used microjigs under an indicator.
These are the ones that were working best:
|Springbrook Wunder variant with Olive Mylar Chenille|
|Springbrook Wunder variant with Gold Metallic Chenille|
I only used one microjig at a time, but I went through 4 or 5 because I was getting snagged up on a brushpile. Throughout the fishing time, I also had to stop and retrieve my jig out of the trees behind me. Occasionally when I set the hook, there would be no fish there, and the microjig-and-indicator would come flying up out of the water and lodge in the trees. Sort of embarrassing, but at least it was because I missed a fish.
I was pleased with the fishing. I caught 10 nice Crappies ( 10"-12"; a mix of White Crappies and Black Crappies), 3 Largemouth Bass, and 2 Bluegills. The Crappies were healthy, chunky fish, and really fought well!
A couple of times I caught fish just as there were parents walking behind me with there young children. I'd hear them say, "Look, that man just caught a fish!" So, I'd unhook the fish, set my rod down, and walk over to see if they wanted to see the fish. The first child was in a stroller. She just sort of grunted and looked a bit scared of the fish. The second child was walking and talking. She touched the fish, and when they went on their way, I could hear her repeatedly exclaiming loudly (and proudly) that SHE had just touched a big CRAPPIE! She obviously thought that was pretty cool! :)