Do you love big bluegill?
Took a few days off since the kids were out of school for fall break and we took the opportunity to fish at a friend's private lake. We have had the opportunity to fish here before as he always invites us for spring break and fall break. The fishing here is great this time of year as the summer crowd of campers have left and all is quiet from ski boats and jet skies. The lake has some huge crappie and in the past we have done well with minnows. We headed out this morning to get some minnows but the only two bait shops near by were completely out. Didn't want to go with out any live bait so crickets were the next best thing. Lauren my daughter was the first to connect and in she comes with this nice cat.A few gills in this size range couldn't resist the cricket.And my oldest son did a great job bringing in this cat on light weight tackle with only 4lb test line.Never caught a crappie today but we had a good time with the cats and gills. Minnows would have probably worked great as I witnessed a feeding frenzy on the surface just below where we were fishing. Need to make me a few minnow traps to put out so I will have some minnows on hand when the opportunity comes around to fish this lake again. Thanks to a good friend for helping me make some memories with my kids that they will always remember!!