San Carlos crappie

The crappie flotilla was out in force this past weekend.  Daryl went up and spent a couple days playing with the slabs.  He did fair Saturday but figured them out and banged them good Sunday. 

He said he must have landed 40-50 crappie with a solid 3 lbr being his biggest.  I made it up late Sunday and missed the bite out in the main lake so we headed up into the San Carlos river arm and he proceeded to land about 10 more while I struggled to catch 1.  My warmwater fishing these past few trips is showing me no love.  Trout anyone???

He used several flies from longtail simi’s and DHS’s to a new pattern Andy Burk taught us called the Tadpole.  This one was tied in chartreuse and the crappie loved it for awhile

It is a pattern used on Pyramid but I think we may have to start tying them for around here as well.  Always something new.  The bass and crappie fishing should be phenomenal this season.  Now if I can just get out of this cold streak!!!