For crappies on the long rod, I like to use a floating line with a multi-fly rig (3). Point fly is a 2 inch or smaller clouser, the middle fly is a smaller clouser or a woolly bugger, and top fly a large nymph, I'm fond of AP's or pheasant tails, size 10 or 12. Cast to your target, allow the point to sink (should be at 6-12 ft leader), then work back with a stop/go retrieve, allowing up to 5-10 seconds between strips. Keep rod tip at water, set hook with a strip, not by lifting rod. When you stop, the line should slide back slightly as the fly sinks. Watch for pauses or any line movement. Set hook with a steady pull.
Reply by: slo_motion Posted: 11/8/2014 1:38:49 AM Points: 7
Im the main night fisherman there..........and no ....... me and my friends do not use live bait.......can you imagine how expensive it would get buying minnows.......lols......its not 1 minnow per crappie......its 1 minnow per bite........and for those who thinks that there arent any crappies left in McKay.......those people really dont know nothing about crappie fishing........all I got to say is that I have successfully caught crappies at McKay lake all year .long.......some days they're there and the next they're gone........its never a consistent catch at McKay......
Reply by: slo_motion Posted: 11/9/2014 8:14:52 AM Points: 7
As far as I know......ive seen people float tube and kayak before....and its common to see people doing that during summer morning.......im guesing it should be ok, cuz I do remember one morning as I was fishing a broomfield county sheriff walked up to the lake looking for a missing person questioning people around the lake....and then she end up walking up to a gentleman who just about to get into his kayak.....but she never did mentioned anything about the kayak not being allowed.....
Reply by: bustedfishing Posted: 11/26/2014 10:59:28 AM Points: 0
Just because there are no signs saying you can't kayak or float tube there does not mean it's open to it. police authorities don't know anything about that either.
Contact and ask the dept for parks and open spaces at the city of Westminster and they'll tell you it's not open for kayaks or float tubes. I've already contacted them this summer and I know the answer.
slo motion, at least know your limits then. 20 crappies per, not hundreds. you and your buddies who "night fish."