A Picture of a Crappie I Caught Today…

I rarely take pictures of the fish I catch and what’s worse is that I’m woefully unprepared when I do feel like taking a picture. My phone was safely tucked away in a waterproof bag so I had to grab my GoPro to take a quick snapshot. If you’ve ever fished from a kayak then you understand that rummaging around looking for something is never easy or convenient.

I caught several Crappie this morning and a few small bass but released them all. I was trying out my Major Craft Finetail Banshee FBA-602L spinning rod coupled with my Daiwa Presso LTD 1025 reel. I think these two will stay paired up from here on out. What a great combo!

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The wife and I took the kayaks down to one of our local lakes this morning. The weather was typical for Oklahoma…WINDY! The sun was out and the temps were in the low-to-mid 60’s F so it was nice.

My ride is a Wilderness Systems Thresher 140 and hers is the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120. It was fun being able to finally get out and paddle. According to the Garmin locator…water temp was between 55.9F and 56.2F. Hopefully the water will hit 57F and things will fully turn on.

I managed to catch several small bass and a few nice crappie. I was testing out 2 new rods and reels and will do a follow-on post shortly.