Saturday's fishing was to be a crappie tour. Dan and I were rigged up ready to find 'em and catch 'em. The problem was nobody told the crappies!
Several spots yielded some small and inconsistently spaced out fish but no solid bite could be found. One thing I did notice from the first spot to the last we fished were fish breaking the surface farther away than I could cast. These were bass slamming baitfish near the surface.
After hours of no fish for me I decided to switch up my presentation and back-hook a bass-minnow; a trick I learned from the In-Fisherman Ice Fishing TV Show. The bass-minnow isn't really a juvenile bass, but more the proper sized minnow for targeting bass with live bait.
I quote from the In-Fisherman website:
This formula is the most accurate "overall" for largemouth bass under 14 pounds in weight.