Dave the Smallmouth whisperer struck again with this monster 7.06 Meanmouth! The Meanmouth is a cross between a Spotted Bass and a smallmouth Bass. They have a spot on their tongues like the Spots do and also have both horizontal and vertical bars.
I recently had a chance to hit the lake for a day of crappie fishing. From reports from friends and others I had heard that the Dock Shooting bite was on for the crappie. A co-worker of mine Phil Lowry and I headed to the lake and launched my Ranger, powered on the Humminbird Onix and headed for the area of the lake we wanted to fish. I started on a point and turned my unit to side scan at 100′ out each side as I was wanting to convert the recording data into an AutoChart Pro map to be used in my Humminbird units. I had the chart speed set to 5 and was idling my boat at about 3.5 mph or so. Here is a link to a short video I did off the recording sorry for the shaking video as I was trying to hold my smartphone as I was viewing the recording. Side Scanning Docks for Crappie. Below is a photo of a screen shot from the recording. We shot this dock and caught about 20 crappie from this dock.
Below is a huge top placed in the lake by another crappie fisherman. We only caught about 6 crappie from this top.
Below is a photo of the largest crappie I caught that day, I’d say a little over two pounds.
I received this photo from Avairon’s Mom of a nice cat fish that Avairon caught. Thanks for sharing Kristie.
I had the pleasure of meeting a fine young man Colby Calhoun this past week at Gander Mountain in our fishing department. We were talking about larger size spinning tackle when the subject came up about what he likes to fish for. Colby pulled out his smartphone and started sharing photos with me of the huge catfish he catches from shore. As you can see from the photos below he catches some huge catfish. Nice fish Colby and thanks for sharing with me and mt readers.