Have Water, Will Fish
Just returned late last night from weekend at Lake Barkley, chasing them large crappies. Not much luck as rains have raised lake level and discolored quite a bit. The crappies have been so slow that even the locals are talking about the lack of a spring run. Did manage a few bass after trying all the tried and true crappie baits. Managed to get one huge strike Saturday night on a jig and a tube combo. Fought the fish for 12 to 15 minutes before I could net it and get it in the boat. It turned out to be a 28" long carp that weghed in at a hefty 19 lbs, 7 oz. Biggest fish I have ever caught in my life, even though it wasn't what I was trying to catch. I got a couple of pictures and will post them once developed. Stayed at Eddy Creek Marina on northeast side of Lake. Nice folks, decent accomidations.