Hit one of the local lakes in Texas, yesterday. I haven't targeted crappie in over 45 years when my mom or older sister would drive me and a buddy to Lake Stamford, Fish Haven (floating barge with inside or outside seating for crappie fishermen). Always enjoyed it, a more relaxed type of fishing with lots of talking among the participants.
Lake Palestine, Tx, beautiful sunny morning. Weatherman calling for wind and rain.
Doesn't look like rain to me.
Now that I think about it, the reason we would go to Fish Haven to fish was because it was raining and that would be the only place to fish with a roof over our heads and we wouldn't get stuck in the mud.
Not a lot of hot bite action, though I was on top of fish all day. More ones and twos, move to another spot and repeat. It was like playing a video game watching the fishfinder all day. Ended up with 7 keepers to 13.75. Met some nice folks on the water and traded crappie stories.
I'm not a fish eater, maybe three or four times a year, but I got a recipie from one of the guys I met...and used it last night. I'm now a fish eating fool.
Use pancake mix and bottle of your favorite beer...everything else the same. Just like the guy said, the fried batter is better than Long John Silver crumbs.
"A good rule of angling philosphy is not to intefere with any fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated." Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919