Another Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic in the books! Thanks to all who attended and contributed to make this event another success.
Most folks arrived Thursday evening and got on the water for an afternoon fish.
Friday morning we all got on the water and hush was the word, no one said anything as each of the fishing derby teams scoped out their areas and techniques for the following day's event. I brought my youngest boy and his friend - they enjoy being on the boat and really do a great job switching between fishing and swimming. They landed fish with the 16 foot rods too this trip.
Saturday 6am four teams headed out to fish the derby, but weather brought them all back to camp. The storm started with wind, then rain from about 6:30am to 10:30am. Everyone headed out to the lake again at 10:30 with great weather the rest of the weekend. You can see in the pictures never put your tent in the lowest land area or you risk getting flooded. Tommy Fishman was out there in the rain storm with a shovel and dug a trench to diverge the water away (Thanks Tommy!). Saturday we did the weighin at 3pm (see above for results), cleaned fish, held the club meeting (stay tuned to the site for minutes), gave away some great prizes in the raffle, and then had the fish fry potluck. Dave and Larry fried fish (cajun batter yum), while Tommy fried hushpuppies, and Bill fried potatoes. Everyone brought sides and desserts and we all overate. The evening continued with a little campfire and poker.
Thanks again everyone for attending and looking forward to seeing everyone again at the Nov and Dec meetings - stay tuned to the website for location/time of those events.