Chad and Dad have been pursuing November Crappie, for 3 consecutive weekends. Reason? Crappies have been on fire. Bass fishing has been terrible! Chad and Dad are not typical Crappie fishermen but the Crappie fishing has been so good…its hard to pass it up. We’ve been catching “nice Crappie” for weeks and the other fishing has been simply going on the back burner. Bass fishing lately hasn’t even been an option.
Yesterday (Sunday) was different. We caught a nice live-well full of Crappie in a couple of hours, so we decided to pursue different fish. We began fishing different areas and territory for different species of fish, and we found out the other fish were on! We caught several real nice Largemouth Bass, perhaps 8-10 fish. We caught several real nice Hybrid Striper also, various sizes. Then, Chad banged the first 30″ Musky (we know of) on East Fork Lake and we had a great day.
The water is starting to clear up. The water temp was 55 degrees. It was overcast with little wind. Fish were very active. We fished crankbaits and jerkbaits for everything. All I can is, “The fish were really active”.
East Fork can be great fishing Lake at times, and other times it can be the big zip. Perhaps this is because of the flood control activity…or water depths changing drastically. But, when everything is right, East Fork can offer great fishing, especially when the water is stable depth for a long period of time.
Thanksgiving Thursday coming up. Always catch fish on Thanksgiving. If the water gets clearer the Bass should be an option and Musky a bonus. If not, Chad and Dad will stay on the Crappie. Talked with Rod this weekend and I was informed his fishing partner caught a Musky also. November on East Fork.
Enjoying life fishing! Respecting Mother Nature and never forgetting Father God. Thanks for stopping by. Sauger time soon if the River and weather cooperates. Check back and we’ll keep you posted.