Pickwick Crappie USA Tournament
The crappie101.com team did travel to Pickwick this weekend and did pretty well. We had a great time and first would like to congratulate Ronnie Capps and Steve Coleman on another convincing win. We fished in Yellow creek both days in 12 to 18 feet of water with both jigs and minnows. The crappie we caught preferred a new Crappie101 jig we will be launching next week. We called it "slime" all weekend but does not have an official name yet. It is kind of lime green with sparkles and big eyes. The first day we fished until 12:30 and had to quit early because our fish were looking weak. The second day we only made it to 12:00 before we had to quit. The crappie were in really bad shape from the spawn and were tough to keep alive. Not saying we could have done any better if we would have fished the whole time but would love not to have that question in the back of my mind this week.
We had the privilege of spending some time with the team of Bonner and Baldridge who came to Pickwick with little experience on the lake and finished 15th. This is a team that you will need to watch for at the Classic on Columbus.
We also caught back up with some of the West Alabama Crappie teams that came to fish the Pickwick event. Jessie Wright and wife Nonna Wright finished well in the event and will be another team to watch at the Classic. Tracy Humber, Steve Minor and a few others also qualified for the classic.