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With crappie of course. :D. Rough work week. Long hours at both jobs and it's not over yet. Still have to work tomorrow at the gun shop and cover a gun bingo Sunday. About 3pm today I figured I had enough. Left and stopped by the gunship for my paycheck. It was a beautiful day, sunny and 75°. Seeing the fishing stuff I had an idea. Sue didn't get off until 5:30 and I had about an hour to kill. Hurried home and grabbed a rod and some tackle, jumped on the 4 wheeler and ran down the road to the neighbor's pond.

First cast with a beetlespin topped with a twister tail.



A short storm rolled in while I was there, but I took cover under a pine tree and it quickly passed. Ended up with four nice crappie and a small bass in about an hour.

Here's a few more.





Threw them back for another day. I know...they are dang good to eat. LOL
 

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Great way to end the work week, Charlie! I love catching crappie and big bluegill on ultralight spinning rigs. Beetle Spins and Roadrunners are great, but I'm kind of partial to Rooster Tails, usually chartreuse or white.

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Thanks for the tip Mike. I use roostertails in the spring for BIG spawning largemouths. White chartreuse or yellow. Yellow seems to work best. An I use the big ones, number 2's I think. I bet I've only caught 20 crappie in my lifetime. We just don't have many up here. A few lakes around do, but usually only 6-9" fish. I stopped by this pond once to talk to a guy and he was yanking them out left and right. Just a small pond, maybe 3 acres? Obviously stocked with them at some point. And big ones. These were nice fish today, the third pic was a good 12" long. The one Lillie caught last year dwarfed it.
 

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It was a tough week but with [URL="https://top-casino-promo-codes.com/gala-bingo-promo-codes/]gala bingo casino promo code[/URL] was easier.
 

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I think you ought to catch a few more of those and figure out a way to put them on the smoker.......

Those are some beauties!
 

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What is this "threw them back for another day" that you speak of? :)

They are starting to bite around here and a buddy dropped of a ziplock bag of fillets late yesterday afternoon. Its killing me not getting to go with them but my Wife is on anti-rejection meds and I'm trying to stay out of harms way.
 

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Lightman, this post was from last year. Brought to top by a spammer. :rolleyes: My neighbor has a small farm pond down the road. There's just n ot enough to support catch and fillet.:)
 

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And in my opinion, you might have to be careful about the runoff of excess fertilizer and chemicals, depending on where the small ponds is.
 
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