I went out for 3 and a half days this week with Dale and Rhandy. As usual, I did full days with Dale, 6:30 am to 2:30 pm then half a day with Rhandy 3 pm to 7 or 7:30 pm. Dale was booked Thursday so Rhandy and I saved that for a half day crappie trip.
On the way out Sunday night I drove through heavy rain and storms, proving once again that I am the Lake Fork Rain God! I will fill that lake yet!
Dale and I headed out of Oak Ridge on Monday at 6:30 am and we were the first boat off the ramp there. We had a slow day pitching wacky worms, dead sticking flukes, and other techniques around a number of quality spots at the south end of the lake. We ended up with 5 fish for the day with Dale catching the one good one at about 7 pounds. We didn't have many more bites than that 5 that we caught. It was just slow. I think I caught 2 of the 5 and both those were in the morning.
Wednesday Dale told me we were going to switch up tactics and try to find a big fish. We switched to big senkos and started out pitching at timber and the edge of some nice grass back in a pocket. We caught a few small ones and missed a few. One of them had some cool black spots, even on its tongue. We kept at it through the day, switching to Carolina rigs for a bit, but only ended up with 7 for the day. We did see a nice bald eagle along one bank.