Jan. 22 Sardis Radio Tracking Report
I put in at Engineer Pointi today and searched the lake between the dam and Point 7 and Pats Bluff. Ten of 25 radio tagged fish were detected today in water ranging from 13.5 to 57 feet deep and with surface temperatures ranging from 40.7 to 44 degrees. Four transmitters were detected for the first time today and six were detected for a second or third time. Overall, 16 of 25 radio tagged fish have been detected. I found some water that was as warm as 47 degrees, but did not detect radio transmitters there.
Encountered several fishermen that said they could see fish on their graphs but couldn't convince the crappiei to bite. Also spotted a pair of bald eagles in a tree near one of the tagged fish. It's great to be on the water, never know what you might see.
I want to search the lake North and East of Pats Bluff/Point 7 tomorrow, but that will depend on the cooperation of the weather. Current forecast of 40% chance of thunderstorm with 20 mph SE wind does not look promising. I don't mind rain, but my radio receiver does not need to get wet. That wind could be brutal, spray from the waves could ruin the receiver just as easily as the rain.
As always, good luck fishing and be sure to call with when and where you catch tagged crappie.