Reply by: tatonka Posted: 4/19/2015 9:49:25 AM Points: 167
With the grand kids try keeping their presentation off the bottom if they are getting frustrated. Worm/bobber adjusted so that it stays off bottom. Other than that just peel it all off and cast again, no biggie. I was only catching the eyes while the jerk baits were bumping bottom I would have to clean my bait off almost every cast. If you want to catch em you have to get the baits down in the face of the fish. Long pauses up to 20 seconds was the trick, but the fish were also scattered around and not schooled up when I was there last week. The eyes were hitting the bait hard once they found it. Good Luck and keep those kids smiling!
Reply by: cookster Posted: 4/19/2015 10:00:14 AM Points: 63188
My best advice for the grand kids fishing is put a small crappie tube under that bobber so they can keep casting and reeling it in and who know what they might catch. Using worms will work to but not near as fun as the casting and retrieving. It will keep them moving and interested. Good luck and post up some pictures of the kids fishing.
If all else fails they need to tell grandma that grandpa won't take them to the pay ponds where they can catch fish. Works every time.
Reply by: elkinthebag Posted: 4/19/2015 10:51:33 AM Points: 2088
Minnow are leech on a slip bobber set it about 8'deep will get you close to bottom and when you get in closer to shore you an reel in slowly and the bait rises. Another option put w weight on the bottom of the line of the bobber and tie a little leader with a floating jig head on it. Weight will grab moss and not matter floating jig head will stay above.
Jimmy, I was there last night and did very well. Drop shot is all you need. Had my plastic 12 inches from the weight. As others mentioned, my weight picked up the moss but my presentation hovered over the vegetation and directly in the strike zone. Last night was unreal with the cloudy weather before the low pressure transition. From 7:30-9 PM was the window for those aggressors. Good luck