Spring Stripers, White bass & Crappie


I got out on Jordan Lake this afternoon and found striped bass, white bass and crappie feeding heavily.

It was a perfect afternoon; the cloud cover was thick, rain was light to non-existent, and the wind was light. I couldn’t stand it.

Launched the kayak around 1:00 and started into a narrow area I’ve found fish laying before. I started with both rods rigged with KVD 1.0’s; the pics will show what happened…after just a few moments, one of the rods bounced, and I decided to reel it in and make sure it was clean; the area I was fishing was shallow and there was no reason to pull crap around. But on the retrieve, as I was approaching a fast rate, the rod doubled over with my first striped bass of 2018.


I didn’t want to be disrespectful to the fishing Gods, so I tossed it back after a quick pic.

Then after a few more minutes, and having no luck, I thought to myself, I’ve seen this movie before, let’s speed this up, and within seconds this nice crappie joined the party. Well it is spring….burn em!!!!


After that, the pattern had revealed itself and the fish repeatedly fell prey to the same technique. Stripers, catfish, perch, crappie, and white bass couldn’t resist the tiny crankbaits.





Then, after a short break, cuz my legs were burning…my first double of the year, a duo of white perch that were far more trouble to document than they were worth…


I was releasing everything today, and these were no exception.

Then…more stripers!


And the clouds got really scenic for a bit…



They seemed to roll in some direction I was supposed to follow, so I did, and then…bam!!


And then…bam again!!


At this point it was kind of embarrassing.







2 thoughts on “Spring Stripers, White bass & Crappie

  1. Yea man , love when it all goes so well and you start laughing , even to yourself !
    I also caught Crappie, LM , catfish and w perch on Falls a few days back, but didn’t
    see a white bass. I plan on fishing tomorrow ,Tuesday. Maybe hit up Jordan for the first time
    this year.

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