Sunday, April 26, 2009

Panfish tubin action 4-25

I met andy at the lake for some bluegill and crappie chasing all day. the weather was alot nicer than predicted so we went to "work" looking for those big pannies. I brought my vexilar fl-18 flaher out in my tube for the first time, it worked great! I found weeds on a break from 5 to 7 ft and the nice gills were there and a few perch. unfortunatly tons of hungry yearling largemouth bass too that I cannot seem to keep of my hooks.
We wanted to get some crappies but only got one in the area so we decided to try in the middle while snacking, but no crappies there, didn't even mark one. kicked over to the east shore after snackin and started getting a few in 2 ft of water along with a zillion dinky bass. we went into a bay on the southeast end to get out of the wind and cha ching! found the slabs and lots of bluegills too most real close to shore. Andy had to go, I decided to stick around when fishface showed up with his daughter for the evening bite. Glad I did because the crappies really lit it up with a bite on every cast! Baits I used today Gulp!fishfry, JRs ringin stub grub, t.h.e. jig tipped with a exude microshad, berkley power tube 2"white.

Blue cat and the great pumpkin awaiting launch

on the water

first gill of the day

nice gill on the gulp! fishfry

pretty slab

a fat little football bass

wookie bags a fat mule

the bass wouldn't leave me alone, not too bad a problem, but most were under 10 inches.

andy with a nice crappie

I get this nice slab on a bead head nymph

ok largemouth

Tiny crappie probably spit out be a bigger crappie I caught earlier

pretty gill

Another bass! thought it was a 2 pound slab!

Smoke signals here comes trouble!

crappie with cat eye?

nice fat sunfish

While i was admireing another slab, fish gets this huge sunfish

So comfortable, like fishing in a floating lounge chair

Fishface nabs another huge gill


One last gill to end a great day on the water


Jeff said...

That looks like a great day of fishing. I went out also and I have nothing to show for it, at least not like that. Great pictures, I am a follower of you blog, pretty cool MT.

Michael Thompson said...

Thanks for your comments.
We are blessed with good fishin here! If you ever want to join me for a day or afternoon on the water let me know!

Basspastor said...

Is that FF's youngest or oldest daughter and how old is she? The last time I saw his kids I am pretty sure they were all under 7 years old.

Time fly's.

Michael Thompson said...

yeah thats the yougest! yes it does!