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Lake: Crawford Reservoir
Fish: Yellow Perch

Smaller lake, smaller fish, but ummm anyway.

Post By: Digginjiggin      Posted: 12/16/2018 2:22:26 PM     Points: 307    
Normally the game at Crawford is run n gun to stay on suspended crappie at 35 FOW. Not today. With lake only a puddle, the deepest water I could find was 22’ and biggest school of crappie was 3, with itchy fins that wouldn’t react to the normal stuff very well. Fished from 6 till noon this morning, ended up catching 23 perch, mostly small with six 8 to 10” better perch and six crappie from 7” to 9”. Perch were hugging the bottom, the crappie are suspended about half way down. Half a mealworm was OK, wished I had ordered some waxies, probably would have made a difference. Still, there was enough for two fish taco suppers for the two of us, can’t beat that! BTW, the surprise of the day was a nice 16” lmb that went right back after a crazy good fight. Ice was 5 to 6” at the dam.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 12/16/2018 3:26:59 PM     Points: 12370    
Nice, yum fish tacos. I bet the bass was a welcome surprise. Only 22 feet, wow that is low. Usuall6 by the dam we are in 35 to 40 FOW.
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: 12/16/2018 5:28:12 PM     Points: 387    
Thanks for the report - I will likely be back there on Tuesday am. I was able to find water 25ft deep in mid channel about 200 yards SE of the dam when I was there the other day, but did not find any crappie.
 Reply by: Swampy13      Posted: 12/16/2018 7:59:46 PM     Points: 82    
I'm getting that same itch.........sounds like it could be a challenge at this time. Hummmm maybe Thursday. Oh, I think Lynn and I need to get the slimmer belt from you......
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: 12/16/2018 8:38:58 PM     Points: 307    
I would LUV to bequest that belt to you, Fred! We are meeting at Elk Creek ramp at 7 if you wanna play. Lynn can show us how to pull the lakers through, I got bait! Let me know if you guys want a ride.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 12/17/2018 8:37:42 AM     Points: 640    
mmmmmm.... tacos....