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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: First crappie on the fly.  (Read 412 times)

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  • Sea Lion
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As I'm just getting started with a bug whip. I take it with me on most outing's with the few flys I've tied. Went out bank fishing afterwork the other day,as soon as I got to the waters edge I noticed it covered in black tad poles. Tied on the only bead head black woolly buger I had and went for it.  Had a hard time with line management,casting and trying to mend.
Ended up missing a bunch of hits (thinking blue hill) before finally landing my first crappie. The one bugger I had cam apart so I switched to a spinning setup with 1.5" grubs.
 They are on fire in the motherlode. Hearing lots of reports of nice crappie at Pedro and new melones. Get em while they are easy.


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So long and thanks for all the fish!!!
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Edit...see you were targeting crappie. my bad...if you can find the bluegill, they are awesome on the fly...

Nice one, sonoramike! They are fun on the fly rod. The bluegill are pretty aggressive...wooly buggers work great, as you know, size 6 and 8. If you can spot the schools of them around the banks/reeds, or if you see rising fish, cast a dry fly out to them...Adams, BWO, Elk Hair Caddis...they hit the dry flies too! Very fun!

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