The best color was a white-body on a chartreuse Road Runner head. The wind started to blow into the pads. The water looked like mud. We both changed jig colors and began to catch them again. Lesson relearned.
“Dang” I thought aloud. “What?” “If the wind would lie down we could use a push pole.” “Why would you use a push pole TJ?” Russ asked. “This water is only three feet deep. A push pole is much quieter than any trolling motor.” I replied. Lesson learned.
My 1/16th oz. Road Runner got hung in the pads more often than Russ’s 1/32nd. His smaller hook, found less trouble. He was clearly out-fishing me too. The crappie preferred the slower descent. Lessons learned.
The wind began to howl. We put away our poles and headed for the dock. Forty crappies visited our boat in just a few hours.
Get out there and take a friend fishing. Switch it up. Park your boat and go with them. You will learn something on every trip.
Video! Lily Pad fishing with Russ