It started out a beautiful but slow fall day. A crappie here a crappie there and throw in a bass or two. All the usualy holding structure was very slow and the fish you did catch were small. Came out of Jay Lake (a.k.a. the campground bay thank you Reel Lady) about 3:30 and motored over to our last spot. The crappie were small there also and then the light switch turned on instead of off as it usually does. We pulled a dozen or so crappie 11-13" along with a number of smaller ones. My grumpy old man fishing buddy had a funeral to attend so we had to leave at 4:30 while the bite was still on. I seem to be repeating myself alot lately but if you're not in the sticks getting snagged you won't be on the fish. All the fish came on a plain #4 hook and minnow from 1-4" down. Nothing on jigs, spoons or cranks. Water is 62-63F and 61F 10' down. The temperature was very uniform all over the lake. Water level is down another foot. The crappie have been on for about 5 weeks now. Get 'em while you can and while the trees are in their full glory. Where's that rain we were supposed to have all day today? I think I feel another one of those crappy (crappie) colds coming on?!!!