Back on standard time and sun comes earlier. I was a little later than usual and gave up dock lights for bait. Started the usual milk-run up the lake checking spots along the way. Nothing to see.Saw a few fish around R35 and started trolling up to and around into Indian Creek. Last year I caught fish there all Winter. Not this time.
Kept moving up lake and tried to look for bait at Harbor Ridge in the little creek. I could swear I saw piles of fish there and worked them with vertical jigs and A-rigs but no bites. Maybe they were some other fish. I need to start carrying 1 or 2 crappie rods just in case. Good thing I now have a big boat. Kept going and found the crowd at the tennis courts. I got there just in time to see most of them leave for better spots. I didn't see anything so I kept going.
I started trolling again at Moorman's and was marking fish. Not big schools but good bunches. Worked them hard, changed up cranks and changed speed. Seems they wanted them a little slower. First bite at 11:00am. A tough fightn' 30". Makes great filets. No I'm kidding. Tossed it back. Rough when fish are "too big". Second fish came 10 minutes later. A scrappy 23". A little on the thin side so I tossed it too. First one bit a medium size crank and the second bit a small size crank. I kept working the area cause I was still seeing fish. Tried the A-rigs down on/near the bottom as I did before. I was down there cause I kept hanging up. Didn't lose any this time.
That's it, two fish in ten minutes.